Sylvester Vogelenzang de Jong - Guitars

Born and raised in Ridderkerk, near Rotterdam the Netherlands. I started playing the guitar at the age of 14.

Favorite music:
Frank Zappa, Psychotic Waltz, Watchtower, After Forever, Evergrey, Devin Townsend, Tyketto, Ozzy Osbourne, Rosenberg Trio, Vivaldi, Fear Factory…. I am a musical omnivore

Music before Ulysses:
as always been very dedicated to one band at a time, therefor no long track record. For over six years I worked on Near Dark and tried to get it off the ground. Besides this band I have played in several other bands. (Exist, Pangea, Ceremony)

Musical influences:
I never had one particular band or artist who I idolized. Although I was always quite interested in the playing of Randy Rhoads. At home I grew up with the music of Kansas, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, Rush, Yes, Zappa and later I started to listen to as much as possible different kinds of music. Sources of inspiration were bands/musicians like: my dad (very good guitar player) Malmsteen, Ozzy, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Atheist, Testament, Al Dimeola (and similar kind of guitarists) and lots of more bands and musicians.

The gear:
My first “real” guitar was a Gibson/Epiphone also produced under the brand Vester.. a genuine piece of shit, but I still have it ! Soon I got myself an ESP M1 a 1989 model. So, the real thing ! Also this guitar is still in my collection. Let move on for a decade or two.. Now I use Vox Humana guitars. This Dutch manufacturer /customizer build me two 7 strings guitars. I call them SV-107 and SV-207. The SV-107 has mahogany body and quilted top, with a Floyd rose and EMG 707 and EMG 707V. The SV-207 (blue model) has no tremolo but a tone pro bridge pimped by Graphtech and the guitar is fully equipped with a Ghost system of Graph Tech. This means that the guitar has MIDI, Piëzo and EMG’s… 1001 sounds and tricks up the sleave.

Guitars:Vox Humana SV-107
Vox Humana SV-207 * Graph Tech
Preamp:2x Digitech GSP2101
1x ART Prochannel tube preamp (for Piëzo)
Power:1x Marshall 9100
1x Kitty Hawk 60/60
CabinetIso Cabinet: Box of Doom
Wireless1x Rexer guitar
IEM1x Thomann in ear system
1x SURE IEM system
Tuning1x Korg DT-1
1x Behringer

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