Whatever, ****.GO: As a guitar teacher, what's your biggest beef with teaching young guitarists?
MT: Seven-strings! I'm a guitar teacher and I see this stuff. Little kids go buy seven-strings and they can play on only three of them. What the hell is that? I'm 26 and I've been downtuned to B since I was 17 years old. It's nothing new to me. Everybody else is like, "Whoa, you can change your tuning?" I'm like, "Yeah, why don't you bump up your string gauges? Why are you playing a set of .009s tuned down to B? It's trendy as hell. You'll be able to pick them up in pawn shops in two years. I'm like, "Learn how to play six strings before you learn how to play seven!"