Bill Peck of Exit The Ride

In a time when the term guitar virtuoso is used often, few players stand out from the pack. Guitarist Bill Peck manages to do so with lightning fast guitar riffs, 8 finger tapping acrobatics, his rock band Exit the Ride, and some big name players talking him up. Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti had this to say about Bill in the October 2004 issue of Guitar One Magazine. “The cool thing about Bill is that he is a legato, tapping, and whammy bar master …” These are very strong words from the top selling modern rock guitarist in years.

Super shredder Michael Angelo Batio considered by many to be the fastest guitarist in the world, invited Peck and Tremonti to appear on his 2005 release “Hands Without Shadows”. Bill's solo on the Led Zeppelin classic “Rock N' Roll showed his extreme chops and unique sound to guitar fans around the world. One listen to Peck and you can hear a range of influences of players and styles. Guitar One Magazine asked Bill to guest appear in the September 2006 “Return of the Shred” column and showcased his mind boggling 8 finger tapping harmony techniques in both print and video. With the seal of approval of artists MAB, Rusty Cooley, Mark Tremonti, 3 Doors Down, Vinnie Moore, Trivium and plenty of others, it is no wonder he has emerged as one of the new breed of world class shredders.

The future for the guitar mastermind from Orlando, Florida appears bright with Exit the Ride recording new music later this year. Bill will also be appearing alongside MAB and Rusty Cooley on the Mark Tremonti instructional DVD due for release in the summer of 2008. Every guitarist focused on an area of their playing that was unique and his lesson focused on freeboard tapping. Bill demonstrates exercises to develop hand strength in the tapping hand and takes you all the way to 4 notes per string harmony playing!

Bill has been playing the Dean Vendetta since 2005 and has worked with Dean Guitars on modifications to the guitar.

Dean Vendetta specifications:

Thin V neck
Razor wire inlay
Shencker / Dimarzzio pickups
USA Floyd Rose
Grover tuners
Dean Markley .009 - .042

Career highlights include:

  • Featured guitar clinics at Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Mars Music (1999-2004)
  • Releasing debut instrumental Internal Flames at age 21 (December 2000)
  • Performances on the NSYNC Pop Odyssey tour w/ Gotti 13 for 40,000+ people (2001)
  • Performances across the South East with electronica outfit Prophecy (2002)
  • Opening for Rusty Cooley at Jemfest (2002)
  • Guitar World - Morley advertisement in the Steve Vai 30 hour guitar workout (2003)
  • Guitar One - Mark Tremonti Shred Secrets (October 2004)
  • Michael Angelo Batio/Hands Without Shadows - Performed guest solo (2005)
  • Over 10 live performances with Michael Angelo Batio in various cities in Florida (2005-2008)
  • Guitar One - Return of the Shred feature (September 2006)
  • Guest appearance on the Mark Tremonti instructional DVD (2008)


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Dean Artist Bill Peck featured in Guitar One Magazine
Guitar One Magazine features Bill in the ŽėReturn of the ShredŽî column and showcases his mind boggling 8 finger tapping harmony techniques in both print and video. Check out a few of these highlights by mousing over one of the squares

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Bill Peck On Mark Tremonti's Instructional DVD




Michael Angelo Batio / Bill Peck DOA 2008 performance of "Nuclear Blues"






Bill Peck Shred Video






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