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This profile was last updated on 8/26/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Guitarist and Vocalist

Phone: (818) ***-****  HQ Phone
REO Speedwagon
12754 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City , California 91604
United States


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REO Speedwagon, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
With bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt, REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007.
Dave Amato 1989 - present Lead Guitar / Harmony Vocals
Dave Amato joined REO in 1989 for the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog, and a Chicken, after playing with Ted Nugent and Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora.
News | The Official Site of Fraze Pavilion, 30 April 2014 [cached]
Interview with Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon
Just got off the phone with REO guitarist and vocalist Dave Amato. First, what a great guy. The interview was supposed to be about five minutes and it went 30! Dave's ...
REO guitarist Dave Amato’s secret weapon: 3D Active Ambient | Sensaphonics, 28 July 2013 [cached]
REO guitarist Dave Amato's secret weapon: 3D Active Ambient REO guitarist Dave Amato's secret weapon: 3D Active Ambient | Sensaphonics
REO guitarist Dave Amato's secret weapon: 3D Active Ambient
Guitarist Dave Amato, REO Speedwagon
When it comes to their equipment, classic rock musicians know what they need and what they like. And lead guitarist Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon has become a huge fan of the Sensaphonics 3D Active Ambient IEM System he bought a couple years ago.
"My problem with regular in-ears was that I couldn't hear my rig," he explains. "The ambient system lets me dial in that outside world, as much of it as I need. Now I have a full band mix from monitor world, plus I can hear my whole rig, including the effects. It's the perfect thing for guitarists."
When REO Speedwagon decided to move to IEMs several years ago, Amato was far from enthusiastic. "Originally, I fought against it, because I knew I needed to hear my amp," he recalls.
It proved to be the perfect solution for Dave Amato. "At first, I had to have it explained to me, because it really is a different technology from regular in-ears," says Amato. "But when I put them on for the demo, I was like, 'wow, this is amazing.' I knew I had to have them. Now I just wish I had done it sooner."
Another benefit of the 3D system is that, with both earpieces always in place, Amato can listen at a more reasonable volume. "What's cool is that I'm hearing everything I need, and it feels as loud as before, but the dBs are definitely lower," he says. "And my ears don't ring so much anymore, which is really a beautiful thing."
With REO Speedwagon's heavy touring schedule, it's important for Amato to have the right equipment, and the 3D Active Ambient system has become an integral part of his rig.
August's original lineup included ..., 21 June 2012 [cached]
August's original lineup included Santoro, "awesome guitar player" Dave Amato who has been a member of REO Speedwagon since 1989 (in fact, Amato has a REO Speedwagon gig alongside Ted Nugent and Styx this weekend in Kansas City, so he's going to be a no-show for "The Bands of Jimmy D'Angelo") and Jamie Pease, who replaced Norris in The Jones.
They ended their set with "Time ..., 22 Aug 2014 [cached]
They ended their set with "Time for Me to Fly" with guitarist Dave Amato on a double-neck guitar and "Back on the Road Again" with bassist Bruce Hall on vocals.
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