SaD Metallica Tribute 544

Eddie Thespot

Transported by passions inspired by the most distinguished guitarists such as Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton, Eddie knew since his early years he wanted to be a musician.

His studies brought him towards graduating at a very young age, with full marks in classical guitar at the Music Conservatory of Mantova, with specialization in modern guitar from the Modern Music Institute, where he’s one of the actual qualified teachers, under the guidance of Andrea Martongelli and Alex Stornello.

Metallica were, for Eddie, a discovery that took place in the rehearsal room, when he and others would find themselves with other small bands in an attempt to build something together while having fun, trying to understand how their idols played riffs that made them all dream such as Seek and Destroy, Enter Sandman, Fuel and Master of Puppets, at a time when YouTube was not popular.

But the first time listening to Fade to Black with the acoustic guitar being completely blown away by the arrival of the compact and powerful distorted guitar, was a moment that left Eddie speechless, opening his mind to a new way of interpreting and composing that would have combined two kindred elements. Black Album and S&M simply did the rest (and Malmsteen too of course hahaha!!!)

Passionated about Power Metal, Symphonic and Neoclassical, we can appreciate his main influences in the instrumental pieces he composed and published “The Rising Phoenix” and “19” available through digital platforms. 


Equipment used on stage:


  • Dean Cadillac “Screamin’ Ninja”
  • Dean VMNT Dave Mustaine “Angel of Deth”
  • Jackson MF-1 Marty Friedman
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard 


  • Mezzabarba Trinity 100 (Head)
  • Mesa Boogie 4×12 Traditional (Cabinet)
  • Line6 Helix
  • MXR MC 404 CAE Wah
  • Digitech Whammy DT


  • Line6 Relay G50 (Guitar Wireless)
  • Shure PSM 200 (In-ear Transmitter)
  • Shure SE215 CL (In-Ear Monitor)


  • Dogal Strings Carbonsteel 10-46
  • Dogal Strings Chromesteel 10-46


  • Devilpicks Handmade Picks 2.0mm
  • Levy’s Leather guitar straps 

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