AMS and Loudwire present the dream gear of Rockville shred contest winner Landon

This week’s Gear Factor features 12 year old and future rock star Landon Siebens. Landon took on a few older guitar players in a 30 Seconds to Shred contest at the Welcome to Rockville music festival. The contest was judged by Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine and out of the three other contestants Landon was the clear winner. After taking first prize and meeting the guys from Sevendust, they decided to take his win to the next level and called Landon up onto the main stage, in front of 15k rock fans, where he got to shred for the audience. The place erupted when they saw the young man on stage with a $12k PRS Private Stock guitar and he started playing. With kids like Landon playing guitar, rock music and guitar playing has a bright future. Keep rocking, Landon!


PRS 509 Electric Guitar 10 Top Faded Whale Blue
Ever since I got to play Clint Lowery’s Private Stock PRS onstage at Rockville — and long before that — I’ve dreamed of having an American PRS guitar. I just love the way these guitars feel and play. Plus, Mark Tremonti is my number one guitar hero and he’s a PRS guy. This one caught my eye immediately. It’s beautiful.

Ibanez Fredrik Thordendal FTM33 Electric Guitar
I got to play this one at The Music Experience this year at Welcome to Rockville. A) This guitar looks phenomenal. B) It’s frickin’ Fredrik from Meshuggah’s signature model, and he’s a Djent God! C) And most importantly, it plays great!

PRS SE Angelus A40E Acoustic Electric Guitar
I need a full-size acoustic guitar and I’m a PRS geek, so there ya go. The perfect acoustic guitar for me. I also saw Myles Kennedy, my favorite singer, use a similar one.


PRS MT 15 Mark Tremonti Signature Guitar Amplifier Head and PRS MT112 Tremonti Speaker Cabinet
I got to play through this at Welcome to Rockville and loved the way this amp sounded. And PRS+Tremonti=Hell Yeah!

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Guitar Amplifier Head and EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet
Got to play through a friend’s Hughes & Kettner amp head one time and it was awesome. Plus, it looks totally sick! Put it together with an EVH cabinet and I think it would be an unstoppable combination. Go big or go home, right?


Gator G-TOUR PEDALBOARD-XL Extra Large Pedalboard
Let’s start with a pedalboard. I’ve got quite a few pedals already and need a bigger, better board to handle it all. I think this one would do a good job.

Dunlop FFM3 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Mini Distortion Pedal
Feelin’ the need for some fuzz in my life. ‘Nuff said.

Boss RC3 Loop Station Pedal
My band, Skeleton Curse (Check us out at and follow us on Twitter at @SkellyCurse and Instagram @skeletoncurse) has me on guitar, a really sick drummer and my brother from another mother, Liam, who won The Music Experience’s Tama Fastest Feet Contest at Welcome to Rockville, and a talented young vocalist named Emily. What we don’t have, unfortunately, is a bass player (hit us up if you know one!), and we also don’t have a rhythm guitarist. So, maybe this can at least take the place of that.

MXR M133 Micro Amp Boost Pedal
When I’m playing leads, I need that little extra push over the cliff. This one goes to 11.

DigiTech Whammy DT Pitch Shifter Pedal
For those Tom Morello vibes and when you’re in standard and too lazy to pick up the 7-string.