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Aha! Jimmy Page Used 8s!

Aha! Jimmy Page Used 8s!

If you were around when Stevie Ray Vaughan was king of the guitar scene, you witnessed guit-heads going nuts about two things: old Strats and heavy gauge strings. Not at all strange for people to want to copy that era’s guitar hero, and to Stevie’s credit both of those things are still important to the […]

November 23, 2010 | By | 8 Replies More
King’s X: ‘Dogman’ All Killer, Tabor’s Rig

King’s X: ‘Dogman’ All Killer, Tabor’s Rig

How sweet is it to put in a disc you haven’t heard for a while and have this great music pour out at you? Maybe your iPod pulls up a random “haven’t heard that in a while” tune, which is cool, but it’s not the same as having an entire album of slammin’ tuneage banging […]

November 16, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
EVH, Frampton and Jose-Modded Amps

EVH, Frampton and Jose-Modded Amps

And The Beatles As we learned earlier this week, the slammin’, woody heart of Peter Frampton’s current live rig is a ’70s 100w Marshall head modified by José Arredondo. Yes, the same José who modified Eddie Van Halen’s “grail” head and who knows what else. That makes at least three famous players – EVH, Frampton […]

October 28, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More
Frampton Is a Tone Freak…

Frampton Is a Tone Freak…

… and don’t we love it! Finally getting to some long-delayed reading and was checking out the June 2010 issue of Guitar World with Keith Richards on the cover. In little letters on the right it says “Plus Peter Frampton,” and that’s where I turned first. Glad I did, good interview.

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Moore’s Still Got the Blues: Green and Gear

Moore’s Still Got the Blues: Green and Gear

Here’s part 2 of a look back at when Gary Moore first got back into the blues and, in some ways, Les Pauls. Excerpts are from an October 1990 Guitar Player interview, and all quotes are Gary’s. Before getting into the gear and gear approach he took on Still Got the Blues, here’s a bit […]

October 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
More Woody Crunch: Scorps’ ‘I Can’t Explain’

More Woody Crunch: Scorps’ ‘I Can’t Explain’

I dig this version of The Who tune. It’s another simple Scorpions tune, somehow executed with AC/DC-like perfection. And when I heard it recently, I dug the crunchy guitar tone. Only question is, What the heck was it?

October 15, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Woody Crunch: Mustaine’s Countdown Gear

Woody Crunch: Mustaine’s Countdown Gear

Once again was listening to the semi-miraculous satellite radio the other day, and the Megadeth tune “Skin O’ My Teeth” came on. Now, I’m not a huge Megadeth (nor chip-on-the-shoulder Mustaine) fan, but do have a couple Megadeth discs and usually enjoy the rhythms, attitude and tight playing of that band. So while my finger […]

October 13, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Fast Eddie Clarke’s Loud Rock Rig

Fast Eddie Clarke’s Loud Rock Rig

A buddy of mine recently bought the track “Say What You Will” by Fastway. I remember when the video for that tune first came out – the Internet says it was 1983. Full into my Eddie Van Halen phase, I (and many others!) thought Fastway was “behind the times, man.” The guys looked “old” or […]

October 7, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
BFG’s Afterburner Gear and Tidbits

BFG’s Afterburner Gear and Tidbits

(Part 3 of 3 on the ’80s BFG) So can we say that the Scholz Rockman was NOT used on Eliminator, and instead Billy used a Legend amp? I’m in that camp – for now. That leaves us what he used on Afterburner, which to my ears has a noticeably “less” woody/meaty guitar tone. To […]

October 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Gibbons, Eliminator/Afterburner: The Rockman

Gibbons, Eliminator/Afterburner: The Rockman

(Part 1 of 3 on the ’80s BFG) There’s a “rumor” that goes around sometimes that Billy Gibbons used a Scholz Rockman on the Eliminator album. It sure sounds like it, and some swear he said it (see below!). On the other hand, Eliminator engineer Terry Manning says in an oft-quoted forum post that: THERE […]

September 28, 2010 | By | Reply More
Rundown of Joe Perry’s Mega-Rig: AmpGAS!

Rundown of Joe Perry’s Mega-Rig: AmpGAS!

Well-known fact: Joe Perry loves gear. Or more correctly, he loves gooooood gear. (That reminds me: There’s an interview with an ex-Gibson guy somewhere on the web where he tells how the Gibby folks would bum out whenever Joe and Brad went down to Nashville

August 17, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Tipton’s ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” Gear

Tipton’s ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” Gear

Cool riff, cool tune, cool lead and a WET tone. That’s what I hear and have always heard in the Judas Priest tune “Another Thing Comin’,” off 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance. While I of course know it’s a two-guitar band, I always think of the chords/riff and Glenn Tipton’s solo on this tune, hence the […]

August 12, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
You Can/Can’t Sound Like EVH

You Can/Can’t Sound Like EVH

The latest of the perennial debates about Edward Van Halen’s early tone/rig, the post You Too Can Sound Like Angus and this AmpGAS! post got me thinking: Can anyone with decent chops – say, “Running With the Devil,” “You Really Got Me,” “Dance the Night Away,” maybe “Everybody Wants Some” and “Unchained” – get close […]

August 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Neal Schon on Rigs, Santana, EVH and…Salami

Neal Schon on Rigs, Santana, EVH and…Salami

Neal Schon famously toured with Santana when he (Neal) was 15. He then bolted with a couple of bandmates and co-founded one of the biggest U.S. rock bands, Journey. He has chops and feel, plays great blues and apparently is a cool dude. What’s not to like about this guy? Here’s more about his experience, […]

August 4, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
The Final Word About EVH’s Super Lead? (Pt. 2)

The Final Word About EVH’s Super Lead? (Pt. 2)

Today we continue with John Suhr “talking” – actually posting, in a looooong thegearpage.net thread – about his experience with EVH’s magical Marshall Super Lead amp. We pick it up with John’s comments to some doubters:

July 21, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More