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Today’s Clapton Auction: Drool-Worthy Items

Today’s Clapton Auction: Drool-Worthy Items

And some oddballs…. As I type this, Bonham’s auction house is auctioning off a bunch of Eric Clapton-owned gear to benefit his Crossroads rehab center. Took a look at the online catalog, and here’s what caught my eye, starting with the coolest stuff:

March 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
3 Early Gary Moore Phases and Gear

3 Early Gary Moore Phases and Gear

Wow. A man dying so young and out of the blue (no apparent sickness or substance abuse) is a body blow in the guitar community. RIP Gary! Had to do a tribute of sorts. Thought for a while about what to do, here’s the result. Hope you enjoy. (Diehard Moore fans, please contribute any gear […]

February 9, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
More on Yngwie’s Sig Marshall

More on Yngwie’s Sig Marshall

Yngwie Malmsteen’s signature Marshall has gotten a lot of interest, seemingly more because people like the idea of a 100w Marshall plexi with attentuation (power scaling) than because it’s a signature amp. With the recent NAMM trade show now over, some more details of the amp have come out.

February 1, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Bonamassa With Buddas – Sick Tone!

Bonamassa With Buddas – Sick Tone!

Joe Bonamassa seems to be one of those guys with golden hands. Don’t think I’ve ever heard him with bad tone, even when he was a a flashy youngster. And as with all tone hounds, the amp – or in his case “amps,” since “there can’t only be one” – is a huge part of […]

January 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ronnie Le Tekro’s Amps and Effects

Ronnie Le Tekro’s Amps and Effects

Mids! In part 1, we learned that Ronni Le Tekro prefers pickups with Alnico 5 magnets. Seems odd that Ronni would use A5 pickups if he loved mids so much, but he more than made up for any “lost” mids with his amp and effects setup….

January 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Yngwie’s New Marshall Has…Built In Effects

Yngwie’s New Marshall Has…Built In Effects

Whether Yngwie Malmsteen’s playing is your cup ‘o tea or not, one thing can’t be argued: his tone is woody, always has been. A boosted Strat into cranked 50w metal-panel Marshall Mark II heads – schweet! So when I was tipped to the fact that Yngwie has a new signature Marshall head coming out (thanks […]

January 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Did Semi-Hollows Give Paul Gilbert Wood?

Did Semi-Hollows Give Paul Gilbert Wood?

A couple years ago, Paul Gilbert was favoring semi-hollow guitars. You could attribute that to him being an at-times weird dude, but turns out that’s not (entirely) why he made the change to those guitars, albeit since reversed. So why did he like semi-hollows? In a word, tone. That’s what Paul said in a Guitar […]

January 7, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Aldo Freakin’ Nova: Les Paul, Marshall

Aldo Freakin’ Nova: Les Paul, Marshall

Anyone remember that song “Fantasy”? (If not, it’s below.) I liked it, though it did remind of a Jefferson Starship tune – which will be the subject of the next post. Off and on I’ve tried to track down info on the gear Aldo used on that tune, since he apparently played all the parts […]

December 28, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More

Yngwie on His Rig, Different Marshalls

The EVH Connection (Sorta), Yngwie’s Amp Settings This Edward Van Halen quote from Tuesday’s post – “Those old Marshalls are all so different and you won’t find two that sound the same” – reminded me of another quote

December 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
EVH on Marshalls, Action, Tone, More

EVH on Marshalls, Action, Tone, More

Plus Ed’s version of the Nugent story Here are a few more excerpts from that book “Gear Secrets of the Guitar Legends,” these from the Edward Van Halen section – which is at best incomplete, at worst “wrong” in some places. “Wrong” is in quotes because for the most part no one’s really sure, so […]

December 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Jimmy Page’s Marshall Settings

Jimmy Page’s Marshall Settings

From the Horse’s Mouth! The September 1998 issue of Guitar Shop magazine (no longer in print) has a pretty good interview with Jimmy Page – a bunch of gear information, for some reason a rarity when it comes to Page interviews. I covered some of that info in a previous post, but the following info […]

December 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Early Maiden: Murray, Smith Gear

Early Maiden: Murray, Smith Gear

What are those boxes taped to the amps? Why the F is it so tough to get definitive info on what Dave Murray and Adrian Smith used back in the early days or Iron Maiden? I have a Guitar World Guitar Legends mag dedicated to Maiden, and there isn’t a single piece of early gear […]

December 14, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More
More Old Clapton: Guitar Weepage, Strat/Fender

More Old Clapton: Guitar Weepage, Strat/Fender

The Guitar Player interview mentioned in Tuesday’s post had more info, beyond just Cream. Here are the tonealicious highlights of that, starting with a Les Paul and Marshall rocked on a Beatles tune: GP: By the way, was that you playing the lead guitar part on “As My Guitar Weeps” on the Beatles album? There […]

December 9, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
‘The Cream’-era Clapton: 9s, All on 10

‘The Cream’-era Clapton: 9s, All on 10

Once in a while Guitar Player sends out these “flashback” emails of old interviews. One semi-recent one was Eric Clapton in June 1970, daddy-o. Although that was post-Cream – or “the Cream,” as it was called back then – he talked about his gear in Cream. Here are the juicy deets plus some notes: GP: […]

December 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Part 1 I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the greatest bands ever IMO. I never got a chance to see the original band live, but was days away from going to a Rossington-Collins Band show

November 30, 2010 | By | Reply More