Stephan Lill

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Stephan Lill
Born (1968-11-30) November 30, 1968 (age 48)
Origin Eitorf, Germany
Genres Progressive Metal, Progressive rock, Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, Bass guitar, Vocals
Years active 1984-Present
Labels Frontier Records, InsideOut Records
Associated acts Vanden Plas, Missa Mercuria
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul custom, Ibanez custom

Stephan Lill is a German guitarist best known for his work with the Progressive metal band Vanden Plas.


Stephan Lill was born on November 30, 1968 in Eitorf, Germany. He began to play guitar at 13. He never took official lessons with a teacher. When he was only 16, Stephan joined the band Vanden Plas when his brother Andreas Lill recruited Andy Kuntz for vocals. He has said his influences are Blue Murder, Christina Aguilera, In Flames, Metallica, Dream Theater, Slipknot, Ill Niño. He often listens to Iron Maiden, Dokken, Whitesnake, House of Lords, Queensrÿche, Judas Priest and AC/DC.



  • TTM Supershop Devastator
  • Gibson Les Paul Studio (winered, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom (black, VP, tuning:Eb)
  • Epiphone Les Paul Custom (white, Theatre, tuning: 440 Hz)
  • Peavey Vandenberg Quilt Top (winered, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Peavey V-Type Custom (purple, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Ibanez Custom USA (petrol, Theatre, tuning: 443 Hz)
  • Ibanez RG 570 (yellow, Theatre, tuning: 440 Hz)
  • Ibanez RG 550 (red, Theatre, tuning: 443 Hz)
  • Yamaha Pacifica USA Custom 2 (natural, VP, tuning: 440 Hz)
  • Yamaha Pacifia 812 D (natural, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Yamaha Pacifia 812 D (natural, VP, tuning: D)
  • Yamaha Drop 6 (black, VP, tuning: Bb)
  • Yamaha APX 10 A (Western, natural, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Yamaha DW 4 (Western, natural, VP, tuning: Eb)
  • Yamaha GC-31 (Acoustic, natural, VP, tuning: Eb)


  • Engl Special Edition Preamp E 570
  • Engl Tube Poweramp E 840/50
  • Engl Cabinet 4x12" Pro Cabinet E 412 VS
  • Peavey 4x12 stereo Box
  • Korg Multieffect AM 8000 R
  • Sennheiser Wireless


With Vanden Plas[edit]

With Missa Mercuria[edit]


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