Hiroaki Kato

Name: Hiroaki Kato

Instrument: 6 & 12 String Guitars, Bouzouki

From: Chiba, Japan

Birth date: October 21

Blood type: B

Gear:
Gibson “Vegas Standard”
Gibson “RD Standard”
Gibson “Les Paul Standard”
Fender “Telecaster American Standard”
Yamaha “Pacifica 12Strings”
Seagull Acoustic Guitar
Irish Bouzouki
Pickboy “Classic Celluloid 1.00mm”
Rotosound Strings “R10 Roto Yellows Regular”
Planet Waves “NS Capo”
Fishman “AURA Spectrum DI”
TC Electronic “Hall of Fame Mini Reverb”
Source Audio “Programmable EQ”
K’z Worx “Custom Junction Box”
Lindy Fralin Pickups
Line 6 “Relay G50 Wireless System”
Oyaide Cables

[“A”Rig]
Mesa/Boogie “Mark IV”
Mesa/Boogie “2X12 Horizontal Speaker Cabinet”
Soldano “4X12 Speaker Cabinet”
K’z Worx “EC Fifty”
Leqtique “Maestro Antique Revised”
Mad Professor “Fire Red Fuzz”
Bixonic “Expandra”
Xotic “SP Compressor”
Line 6 “M5”
Boss “SE-70”
G-LAB “GSC 3 Guitar System Controller”

[“B”Rig]
Fractal Audio Systems “AX8”
Matrix Amplification “GT1000FX”
Mesa/Boogie “2X12 Horizontal Speaker Cabinet”

Influences: Rush, Metallica, Peter Gabriel, Iron Maiden, Van der Graaf Generator, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Väsen, Steeleye Span, The Pentangle, Dead Can Dance, Killing Joke, Paradise Lost, Carcass, Mercyful Fate, Faith No More, Alan Silvestri

Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, Sherlock Holmes, 007 series, Inception, Cloud Atlas, Shawshank Redemption, Mr. Holland’s Opus, What Dreams May Come, The Hangover, Ted, Ghostbusters

Favorite EARLY CROSS song: Hymn to the Fallen