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Lynch’s ’95-Era Gear: Live Rig

Lynch’s ’95-Era Gear: Live Rig

Part 2 In effort to get to the bottom of what George Lynch used in the studio on the cut “Lesser of Two Evils,” here’s a rundown of the live gear he used on that tour (also from an older version of his site), which may give a clue about his studio setup.

March 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Review: Bruce Kulick’s New BK3 Solo Album

Review: Bruce Kulick’s New BK3 Solo Album

Here’s a tip for web-minded musicians: Do a blog about your recording process. A good one. Detailed, daily, with lots of photos. That’s what Bruce Kulick did for the recording of his BK3 CD, and if you’re at all a gear head – and what musician isn’t – after reading Bruce’s blog you’ll want to […]

December 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
George Lynch’s Woody Smoke & Mirrors Gear

George Lynch’s Woody Smoke & Mirrors Gear

Part 2 of 2; Plus George’s Vintage Parts Guitars If you read part 1 of the Lynch Mob’s Smoke and Mirrors review, you know I’m digging the album. (I’m also really digging Lynch’s Souls of We disc – more on that in a future post.) But what’s odd about it, from a Lynch standpoint, is […]

November 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Criss Oliva’s Gear Details

Criss Oliva’s Gear Details

Some Gear Now Appearing on eBay? Any Savatage fans out there? I know there must be, and if Criss Oliva were still alive today there would probably be a lot more (RIP Criss). I remember the first time I heard “Hall of the Mountain King,” with the classical music intro. I knew I’d heard the […]

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Mr. Scary Building One-Off Scary Axes

Mr. Scary Building One-Off Scary Axes

He’s Also Winding the Pickups Himself George Lynch, aka Mr. Scary, is now creating scary-artistic versions of his signature ESP Super V guitar, as noted by the good folks at PremierGuitar.com. On George’s website, the guitars are billed as being “100% tricked out” by George, and for sure they are. They look cool and probably […]

July 15, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Too Nervous to Meet Clapton?! George Lynch is a gain maniac. Always has been, WAY before the Mesa crowd stormed the gates of rock. He was using solid state Randalls before anyone even heard about Dimebag Darrell (RIP, bro). So I read with interest recent comments he made in a Guitar Center interview. In it […]

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Put This New Guitar On My ‘Must Try’ List

Put This New Guitar On My ‘Must Try’ List

Even though my roots are in the shredder ’80s – but guys like EH, Randy Rhoads and George Lynch, not the ‘wanna-bes’ – it’s been a while since I’ve bashed on a Floyd or gotten excited about a guitar from a Japanese guitar company. I guess I’ve mellowed into the vintage scene…dude. Don’t get me […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More