Rob Arnold' (born January 3, 1980) is a member and lead guitarist of the metal band Chimaira. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Lead guitar refers to the use of a Guitar to perform Melody lines instrumental fill passages, and Guitar solos within a song structure In an interview  with Roadrunner Records, he named Kirk Hammett, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman and Kerry King as being influential to his playing style. Roadrunner Records (Roadrunner Music Group BV is a Record label that concentrates on heavy metal bands Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is the Lead guitarist and a songwriter in the band Metallica and has been a member of the band David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California USA) is the lead/rhythm Guitarist, Songwriter Kerry King (born June 3, 1964, in Los Angeles California) is a Guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the Thrash Some of his favorite bands include Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Sepultura, and Cannibal Corpse. Rob Arnold was formerly in the band Sanctum, and he later joined Chimaira and became their lead guitarist. Height: 6'0" Eyes: Brown Zodiac: Capricorn Other Bands: Sanctum
Rob Arnold uses custom ESP guitars with an M body shape which are based on the ESP LTD m-1000. They are called the RA-2 and RA-3 and are tuned to drop-C (CGCFAD). He also has a 7-string ESP Horizon Custom, tuned to drop-A (AEADGBE) . Arnold uses a Peavey 6505+ amp head paired with a Mesa Boogie Cabinet. He uses Custom In-Tune Guitar Picks, Dean Markley Blue Steel guitar strings, guitarcable. com cables, a Digitech whammy pedal, an ISP Decimator pedal, a Dunlop Zakk Wylde Wah pedal, a Boss tuner pedal, a Boss Delay pedal, a Furman pedal board and power conditioner, a Korg rack tuner, a Shure wireless system, and EMG 81 guitar pickups. He recently released a Signature Series guitar with ESP Guitars based on his custom models. It is called the ESP LTD RA-600. He also has a new instructional DVD coming out through Rock House which focuses on metal guitar soloing, riffing, and writing. Rob Arnold married his long time girlfriend in May 2007 in Las Vegas.