Jeff Waters

Band: Annihilator
Instrument: Epiphone Flying V

About: Jeff about Tronical

The TronicalTune system is simply amazing. I had my first system installed early August 2013, just after my band ANNIHILATOR’s  show at the mighty Wacken Festival. I was really looking forward to “testing” it out and was a bit skeptical, at first. ANNIHILATOR play loud, fast, semi-violently and sweaty! As well, the heat and humidity were heavy this past summer and the festivals I were to try the system out at were 35+ Celcius. Many amps, wirelesses and other electronics work fine under “ideal” climates and touring but I am very demanding on my gear and they go through hell, at times. Another issue I was certain I would encounter was the background noise, while onstage, interfering with the tuners.

So I tried it out on the first festival after Wacken and was pleasantly surprised that it worked flawlessly… in mega-heat, sun and humidity, through being throw under a plane and having the pressure do it’s thing and, even more amazing was that I used the muti-string mode onstage, despite the loud crowd and onstage noise. I even tried tuning while my band mates were still playing (I banged my headstock on the mic stand and put it out of tune!).

SO, I put it to the real-world test. Everything I could throw at it… it worked, as advertised and is now making our live show so much easier between songs… I think this will put a few guitar techs out of business” – Jeff Waters


Jeff and crew just used their Tronicals on their recent Europe headline tour and came back raving about the systems.

Canadian metal band ANNIHILATOR is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release “Alice In Hell”, upped the ante with 1990’s “Never, Neverland” and finished off their 3-record deal (Roadrunner Records/Sony/Epic) with “Set The World On Fire”.

While most late-80’s era metal bands disappeared, ANNIHILATOR went on to forge 10 more studio cds, dvds and live releases, all consistently selling well and remaining true to the heavy metal cause. Tours with everyone from Judas Priest to Pantera to Trivium, plus dozens of headlining tours and festivals around the world have been going on steady since 1989 for this band; no rest as the demand for this band never ends. ANNIHILATOR has been touted as one of the best live acts in metal music. High-end musicianship, tight playing and massive energy and fun are what these lads are known for.

In 2003, Dave Padden joined the band as vocalist and eventually took on the role of guitar player as well, a la Hetfield. Dave has sung on the last 5 studio releases and has now etched his name in stone as a top front man in the biz.

Jeff Waters and company tear through each release with honest, raw power and energy, along with excellent technical skill and a live show that is considered one of the best in the business. Honest melodic thrash and heavy metal, combined with traces of blues, classical and jazz. Hell, there is even some death and punk in there, too.

Annihilator has given the metal world a sound that is one of the clearest, most-tasteful mixtures of huge, metal riffs with the idea of the perfect song and some legendary solo shredding as the icing on the cake. Jeff and ANNIHILATOR have been a major influence on countless well-known metal acts and musicians around the world. In fact, countless, successful non-metal acts & musicians cite Waters and Co. as an influence in their careers.

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