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Thomas Erak (born March 7, 1985) is the lead guitarist and lead vocalist from Mukilteomarker, Washingtonmarker based mathcore/post-hardcore band The Fall of Troy. Thomas is currently endorsed by Gibson USA, Orange Amplification, Ernie Ball and Nikemarker footwear. He used to provide vocals for the now defunct Seattle hardcore band, The Hills Have Eyes. His father played as a session musician with The Eagles, playing the bass guitar, and touring with his side project. As well as this, many of his family members were musicians. As a guitarist, he claims to be influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Billy Corgan and Dave Knudson. As a writer, he claims Kurt Cobain is his biggest influence. He has been playing the drums since he was 2 years old, yet has only been playing the guitar since 2000. Thomas Erak was also picked by the editors of Alternative Press magazine as the Guitarist of the Year for 2007.

Current equipment

This is equipment that is currently being used on tour.

  • Guitars:
    • Gibson V Factor, Vintage white 1967' Reissue
    • Gibson Les Paul 2002 Standard Classic in Desert Burst
    • Gibson SG-X in Rust
    • Rickenbacker 330/6, Maple-Glo Finish
    • Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cut Plus, Rootbeer Finish, with a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge (second of this model Erak has used)
    • Gibson Les Paul Junior 1957' Reissue (Erak stated on a forum post in early '08 that this was being used in his songwriting along with several other guitars, but it hasn't been seen on tour)
    • Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone in Pewter Metallic
    • Gibson SG Carved Top - Autumn Burst
    • Fender Baritone Special HH - Used to play "Webs" live
  • Amplifiers:
    • Orange AD-140 Twin Channel Head
    • Budda Superdrive 80 Series II Head

  • Others
    • SKB PS-45 Integrated Pedalboard x2


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