Artist Spotlight :: Alejandro "Sasquatch" Campos

Bio

Alejandro

Born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

I studied Graphic Design at the Faculty of Habitat at UASLP (Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi)

I started playing the guitar at 15 years old amazed by the grunge era. I started some bands until I formed Red Saw Machine, a Post Grunge band (Foo Fighters, Seether-like) and I started touring in Mexico with slight success until it dissolved after 5 years. A year later, together with an old friend from a punk rock band, I formed my current band Comanchet, a stoner rock band that has opened at major festivals and is currently producing their second EP and even their second LP.

What/Who inspired you to pick up your instrument?

Jerry Cantrell, first time I've heard "We Die Young", it was the best combination transcending from 80's metal to Grunge

I was in high school and someone played a tape of MTV’s reel of videos. When I saw Jerry Cantrell I immediately thought: "this dude is the sh*t!!! I have to do the same!!!" I even bought a crappy white Squire which was the only guitar I could afford at the time, which looked like Jerry's.

Also Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Mike McReady were a great influence.

What piece of musical advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time to the beginning of your musical journey?

Don't drop practicing freaking scales!!!! And don't sell guitars!!! (I regret selling a pair of Schecter's)

What keeps you excited about playing?

Playing loud to the crowd!! That energy that only the people and stage gives you is amazing, Incomparable.

Desert Island 3 pedal pedalboard (not including tuner)

Stone Deaf Fig Fumb Parametric Fuzz - The best fuzz I've ever played, it has so many textures and is a versatile fuzz. I can play anything Stoner or Doom with it

Earthquaker Devices Palisades 2 channel Overdrive - My kind of drive, a lot of knobs to play anything, also the best is that I can play a gentle OD riff then go to hell using channel 2 or even the boost gives fuzzy tones.

Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run Delay/Reverb - Great Delay with reverb to soloing, Great textures and AMBIENCE, to relax or travel to space in those dark nights on the island!!

When you find yourself in a musical rut, what techniques do you do to break out of it?

I just wait for it to pass by, sometimes my mind is busy with personal things but sooner rather than later I return to that creative state.

Also sometimes hanging out with my best friend works (he's the bass player in my band) we sit down for a few beers and listen to music all day - that works just as well.

Who is your favorite artist/band today? And who was your favorite artist/band 10 years ago?

10 years ago it was Tool and now is Tool, great musicians, amazing in their territory, I think it only change that they have 1 more album.

When you find yourself in a music store - what is your go-to riff when test drive gear?

Queen's Hammer to Fall, They always have standard tuning so that's the song I love and that has everything I need to judge a guitar.

What is your most prized/charished piece of gear? And why?

My first custom build guitar, it's called The Sasquatch RD Custom, I always loved the RD shape, it's not a common shape so I like that and I love how it looks on stage, also, you know, obviously it has all the stuff I love in it.

What is the next big musical purchase you're hoping to save for?

More 4x12 cabs, I want to have 2 full stacks, louder, bigger, better!! I want to be heard on stage and 12 miles around!!

Gear Breakdown

Alejandro
Amps
Orange Rockerverb MKIII 100 and Orange OR100
Orange PPC412 and PPC212
Stereo Wet-Dry
Best sound for Stoner Rock, and takes amazing my favorite Fuzz pedals

Pedalboard
To front of Amp: Guitar > TC Polytune Mini > MusicomLab EFX MK IV Switcher > Walrus Luminary Poly Octaver > EQD Warden Compressor > EQD Palisades OD > EQD Cloven Hoof Fuzz - StoneDeaf Fig Fumb Fuzz > EQD Grand Orbiter Phaser > EQD Sea Master Chorus > TC Mimiq > AMPS

To RV FXLoop: FXLoop Send > EQD Hummingbird Tremolo > Strymon Brigadier Delay > EQD Avalanche Run Delay/Reverb > Keeley Katana Mini Boost > EQD Tone Job > FXLoop Return

After a hundred pedals tested over the years these are the best pedals that works for me, as you can see I can relay in one brand and I will marry a brand when they can offer great quality

The musicomlab switcher is one of the best affordable switchers I've tried
The Fig Fumb is the best Fuzz ever!! This is my favorite pedal.

Guitars
The Sasquatch RD Custom (w/Bareknuckle Warpig Set)
Fender Jazzmaster Standard (w/Bareknuckle Warpig Set)
Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying V Custom
ESP LTD Bill Kelliher Sparrowhawk
The Sasquatch FB Custom (w/SD Custom and Phat Cat P90)

Cables
Lava Cable - I send all my cables bellow the pedalboard, so I need to make custom lengths for each pedal. Hank, if you make your own model of the type of cables, I’ll be buying ASAP, you should consider this, it's a piece of the market you haven't targeted.
RATTLESNAKE CABLES - the best of the best!! I really love them!! I have 1 from guitar to my pedal board, 2 from my pedalboard to both amps, 2 for the FX loop, 1 stereo and 2 speaker cables

Utility
RATTLESNAKE ABY-Splitter box for switching the amps channels

Straps
ESO Bass Straps, my kind of straps, too bad they are out of business

Picks
Clayton - Acetal custom printed with the name of the band and my logo


Bands / Projects

https://comanchet.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/comanchet
https://www.instagram.com/comanchetband/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0H8xpkA3j4DANySAOlOA5l?si=tNNSbailSF-KoBTNEZxtWg
https://music.apple.com/mx/artist/comanchet/1441753685 https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07KBB54DF/comanchet


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