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About Joe Trohman

Joseph Mark Trohman is the lead guitarist of the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy.

The son of a cardiologist, Trohman was raised in South Russell, Ohio before moving to the Chicago area. His family is Jewish, although he noted to JVibe, "I think we were more Jewish culturally than we were religiously because after my brother's bar mitzvah, we stopped going to synagogue entirely." Trohman and Pete Wentz attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and the two briefly played together in a band called Arma Angelus. Trohman then met Patrick Stump at a Borders bookstore in Chicago, leading to the formation of the band Fall Out Boy.

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, formed in 2001. The band also consists of vocalist-rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz and drummer Andy Hurley.

With Pete Wentz as the band's primary lyricist, and Patrick Stump as the primary composer, Fall Out Boy reached mainstream success with its major label debut, From Under the Cork Tree. Released in 2005, the album won several awards and has achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone.

Joe has been using the TC Electronic 'G-Major 2' as his choice for all his guitar effects on their recent tour. When asked what he though of the unit Joe responded 'The G-major 2 has all I need and more than I'll possibly ever need'.

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