Sophie Lloyd: “Trolls got me down, so I made a ‘shredding to Justin Bieber‘ video as a retort. You can shred over anything you want!”

Sophie Lloyd
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It’s kind of strange seeing Sophie Lloyd in the 16:9 aspect ratio of a Zoom meeting. We’re far more used to seeing the English guitarist in a boxy, Instagram-friendly 1:1. 

But it’s definitely Lloyd. That's her trademark Diezel VH4 sitting the background. More on why she chose this four-channel monster as her go-to guitar amp shortly. Beside the VH4 is a newly acquired signature guitar custom-spec’d with Kiesel, which is as good a reason as any for the call. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.