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Encyclopedia > Zacky Vengeance
Zachary James Baker

Zacky Vengeance at the 2007 Scream Awards
Background information
Birth name Zachary James Baker
Born December 11, 1981 (Age 25)
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1999-present
Associated
acts
Avenged Sevenfold
MPA
Notable instrument(s)
Schecter Vengeance Custom Electric Guitar

Zacky Vengeance (born December 11, 1981), real name Zachary James Baker, is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocals for the band Avenged Sevenfold. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 1280 pixels, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Scream Awards is the first Award Ceremony dedicated to horror, sci-fi and the fantasy genres. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... MPA is a TLA (three-letter acronym) that may mean: Macedonian Press Agency Marine Protected Area Maritime Patrol Aircraft Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark MPA) Master of Public Administration Master of Public Affairs Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics Metropolitan Police Authority Mid-atlantic Pagan Alliance Motion Picture Association... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ...

Contents

Biography

Zacky V. Presents... logo

Vengeance has played guitar since he was thirteen years old, and is self taught. He plays the guitar left handed. Image File history File links ZackyVPresents. ... Image File history File links ZackyVPresents. ...


In the Avenged Sevenfold DVD "All Excess," he recalls that before Avenged Sevenfold, he played in a one time punk band called MPA*, which stood for "Mad Porno Action". He implies that they were not successful, and was arrested after their concert for "stealing all the mics". He and M. Shadows (the band's lead vocalist) formed Avenged Sevenfold. He took the name Zacky Vengeance, stating that he had grudges against many people who doubted his success. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... M. Shadows in Bangkok,Thailand M. Shadows (born Matthew Charles Sanders on July 31, 1981), is the vocalist/lead singer for the American hard rock/heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. ...


Vengeance has stated that there are many bands that influence him. "I still love the heavy bands. I love... Danny Elfman and Elvis Costello. [It's] all over the place - I think that's the best way to be."[1]


Vengeance has been sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research since 2004, and has custom S-1 models out. He uses Seymour Duncan Pickups in all of his guitars and is currently a featured artist on the company's website along with Synyster Gates. Schecter Guitar Research, or commonly known as just Schecter, is an American guitar manufacturer. ... Seymour Duncan is a company that is most famous for manufacturing of guitar pickups, and currently has a line of effects pedals. ... Synyster Gates (born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ...


Personal Life

Vengeance is known for his outlandish hairstyles like purple and blonde. He has had several different looks since the band formed (with its current lineup) in 1999. His hair is currently Black although in the Almost Easy video it is purple and black.He has been known to wear oversized sunglasses and Misfits t-shirts, his popular Jack Daniels t-shirt, as well as shirts from movies. Vengeance released a clothing line called "Zacky V. Presents...". The current design features the popular "Vengeance University" logo, which Zacky designed himself. The line currently features t-shirts and belt buckles, featuring his trademark "Est. 6661" tagline on it. He also owns a dog which he named Ichabod C. Vengeance.He also used to own a fish named Crimson Sushi. He resides in Huntington Beach, CA, alongside with the other members of the band.


Equipment

Guitars

Zacky Vengeance playing his custom white "Gynecologist" guitar

Zacky uses Schecter Guitars Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Schecter Guitar Research, or commonly known as just Schecter, is an American guitar manufacturer. ...

  • S-1 (Mahogany)
  • S-1 Elite (Black Cherry)
  • S-1 Bada Bling (mirror hardware)
  • Schecter Vengeance Custom model (Mahogany)
  • Schecter Vengeance Standard Model (Platinum)
  • Custom "Gynecologist" White w/ Blood Splatter S-1
  • Custom "Gynecologist" Black w/ Blood Splatter S-1
  • Zacky Vengeance Special in gold and silver used in the Almost Easy video and live
    • Zacky also uses a number of other custom S-1 models.
    • All guitars are loaded with Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbuckers.

Amplifiers

Bogner is an American guitar amplifier manufacturing company, known best for the Shiva and Ecstasy. ... The Mesa Boogie Logo Mesa/Boogie (also known as Mesa Engineering) is a company in Petaluma, California that makes amplifiers for guitars and basses. ...

Speaker Cabinets

  • Bogner Uberkab 4x12 Cabinet
  • Mesa/Boogie Triple Recto Cabinet

Effects Units and Accessories

  • Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
  • Visual Sound H2O Liquid Chours
  • Line 6 Tonecore Coise Constrictor
  • Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
  • Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster
  • Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher
  • Ernie Ball "skinny top, heavy bottom" strings[2]
  • Dunlop Tortex yellow plectrums 0.73mm (Avenged Sevenfold logo)
  • Levy's Black Strap
  • Schaller Strap Locks

Look up boss in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Set of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky electric guitar strings Ernie Ball (1930 – September 9, 2004) was an American entrepreneur, musician, and innovator, widely acclaimed as a revolutionary in the development of guitar-related products. ...

External links

  • Zacky V. Presents...
  • AvengedSevenfold.com
  • [1] Official
  • [2] Avenged Sevenfold Info Site

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An album of outright effervescent aggressive hooks and religious lyrical imagery (sin, fire, death, suicide, heaven, hell and blazing guitar solo's).
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They even flew Jim Miner out on their last tour to work on some new tattoos, such as guitarist Zacky Vengeance's chest piece of the A7X death bat logo.
Vengeance, who designs most of the band's artwork from CD layouts to T-shirts and posters, has an assortment of tattoos that symbolize his feelings towards organized religion and his love of the macabre.
While it isn't a band logo, the small coffin on Vengeance's finger that looks more like a scrape than a tattoo is shared not only by other members of A7X, but also by members of the band that introduced them to MTV's TRL audience.
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