Richard Z Kruspe, guitarist of the German industrial band Rammstein, has joined the Fishman Fluence artist roster. Kruspe purchased his first guitar in Czechoslovakia at the age of 16 and quickly became dedicated to the instrument and began pursuing a career in music. A trip to the United States in the early 90’s gave him first-hand exposure to the American hard rock style, but upon his return home, decided to commit himself to a sound the was uniquely German. Almost 30 years later, Rammstein has grown to become one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
In addition to Rammstein, Kruspe fronts the U.S.-based side project Emigrate, which has released four albums since its formation in 2007.
A full-fledged, world-famous rock band, Rammstein plays in some of the biggest stadiums around the world, not only to a loyal fan base but to a new generation of fans who have discovered their music.
Kruspe is known for his huge, powerful guitar sound so he needed pickups that would consistently deliver all the muscular tone and sonic versatility of his playing.
The self-professed “guitar geek” knew exactly what he was looking for when he discovered Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers.
Fluence Brand Manager Ken Susi said, “Richard is a bona-fide rock star who knows tone, knows gear, and seeks perfection. A true performer in every sense of the word, he needed a pickup that would perform to the level he demands of himself and his music."