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Image: Reno, Weapons of Anew, ESPNEW YORK - Weapons of Anew bassist Stefan "Reno" Cutrupi has inked an endorsement deal with ESP Bass Guitars.

With a background that encompasses everything from late '90s punk rock and metal to jazz, Cutrupi's playing stretches across the board. "ESP basses allow me an elaborate range of sound and versatility in order to fully express myself," he said. "I like to think of myself as a total musician, not just a bass player."

Image: ESP, Reno, Weapons of AnewAfter taking some time out from music, Cutrupi connected with WoA guitarist Freddy Ordine, also endorsed by ESP, years ago when he tried out for a touring bassist spot with Ordine's previous band HavocHate, and the two formed a lasting musical friendship. "WoA is allowing me to push the envelope of modern rock music, infuse my 'out of the box' thinking and create our own mark on the music industry," he said. "The look and feel of ESP basses start the engine on my big rock bass machine! They have a beautiful look and sound...what more could I ask for?"

"Weapons of Anew are a great addition to the ESP family," said Chris Cannella, Director of Artist Relations/Product Management, ESP Guitars. "Their drive and fight for groove and killer performance sets them above the norm."

Founded in 1975, the ESP Guitar Company is a leading global manufacturer of quality musical instruments. ESP brands include Custom Shop, Original Series, USA Series, E-II, Tombstone, and LTD. For more information call 800-423-8388 or visit www.espguitars.com. Follow ESP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/espguitars.

*Reno photos by Frank White