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André Olbrich

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André Olbrich (born 3 May 1967) is a German guitarist, composer and backing vocalist, best known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of power metal band Blind Guardian, in which he serves as one of the main composers with other founder Hansi Kürsch.
Olbrich was ranked #76 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World.


Olbrich's style is influenced by his favourite bands, which include Queen, Judas Priest, Metallica and Black Sabbath. Additionally Olbrich relies heavily on staccato technique. He is listed on Guitar World's list of the "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists" at #76. He is also ranked #64 in Joel McIver's The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. André's guitar work often reflect's vocalist Hansi Kürsch's singing.


Olbrich's gear
  • ESP Guitars Original Series Horizon Custom
    1. Body: Alder
    2. Neck: Maple (Neck-thru)
    3. Pickups: 2x EMG 81
    4. Floyd Rose Tremolo System
    5. 24 Jumbo Frets
    6. Original Jackson-style pointed headstock
  • ESP Guitars Original Series M-II Neck Thru
    1. Body: Alder with Maple Top
    2. Neck: Maple (Neck-thru)
    3. Pickups: 1x EMG 81 (bridge) 1x EMG SA (neck)
    4. Floyd Rose Tremolo System
    5. 24 Jumbo Frets
  • ESP Guitars Original Series Explorer Custom
    1. Body: Mahogany
    2. Neck: Maple (Neck-thru)
    3. Pickups: 2x EMG 81
    4. Floyd Rose Tremolo System
    5. 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Ovation Guitar Legend
    1. Strings: D'Addario .010 - .046
    2. Picks: Jim Dunlop Nylon 1 MM
    3. Amp: Engl Straight
    4. Cabinets: 2x Marshall 1960 ( A & B )
  • Amplification
  • He is believed to use Marshall amps for his distortion/lead riffs:
    1. Marshall JCM 900 Dual Reverb
    2. Marshall TSL 60 (Triple Super Lead)
    3. Marshall cabinets 4x12 (with Celestion V30 speakers)
  • Rack
    1. ENGL savage
    2. Furman Powerconditioner
    3. Shure LX Wireless System
    4. Rocktron Patchmate
    5. Yamaha SPX 990
    6. Ibanez Tubescreamer
    7. Hughes & Kettner "Red Box" Pro
    8. Morley Power Wah
    9. Dunlop crybaby 535q (used during A Twist In The Myth tour)
    10. Boss AC2 Acoustic Simulator


    In 2020 russian malacologist Alexander Fedoseev named four new species of Clavus canalicularis mollusk in honour of four rock guitarists. One of them, Clavus andreolbrichi, was named in honour of Andre Olbrich.Fedosov A.E. Integrative taxonomy of the Clavus canalicularis species complex (Drilliidae, Conoidea, Gastropoda) with description of four new species Post of A.Fedoseev about new species's taxonomy

    External links

  • Blind Guardian Official Homepage

  • Category:Living people
    Category:German heavy metal guitarists
    Category:German male guitarists
    Category:Blind Guardian members
    Category:Lead guitarists
    Category:Musicians from Düsseldorf
    Category:1967 births

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