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The Final Word About EVH’s Super Lead?

The Final Word About EVH’s Super Lead?

John Suhr! A hundred years from now there will be mythology about Edward Van Halen’s early VH signal chain. But right now the unending discussions about it (which I am not denigrating!) are largely rumor or misinformation resulting from some version of the telephone game: someone heard/read something, told someone else, etc. Mostly. But once […]

July 19, 2010 | By | 7 Replies More
Internal Pics, Audio of Slash Amp Prototype

Internal Pics, Audio of Slash Amp Prototype

Close-up pics of the prototype Slash signature Marshall AFD100 amp were recently posted by user “stoof” at mylespaul.com. Veeeeeery interesting, especially if you’re a Slash fan and maybe an amp builder – or just want to try his knob settings.

June 23, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Tony Iommi’s ‘Mob Rules’ Gear Details

Tony Iommi’s ‘Mob Rules’ Gear Details

Voodoo! I had another satellite radio inspirational moment yesterday when Sabbath’s “Voodoo” came on in the car. What a tune. Great singing and what a frickin’ nasty guitar tone. Sounded like uber-preamp gain with a cocked wah but not too fizzed out or mushy. So I went on the info hunt… …and of course since […]

June 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Review: Free Forever DVD Set = GREAT

Review: Free Forever DVD Set = GREAT

This March the Free Forever DVD was re-released in expanded form, this time as a 2-DVD set – which is the first I’d heard about Free Forever. I couldn’t wait to get, watch it and tell you all how it is. Overall, it’s great. GREAT. What’s not to like? The songs are great, the singing […]

June 10, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Getting AC/DC Tones for Black Robot

Getting AC/DC Tones for Black Robot

More Volume, Less Volume Knob… What is Black Robot? If you guessed a Japanese comic book, you’d be…wrong. It’s an LA-based band, a new one but made up of veteran players who wanted to make classic-sounding rock. And they did, thanks in large part to producer Dave Cobb. Dave is a kung fu master of […]

May 24, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Vivian Campbell’s Dio-Era Gear Details

Vivian Campbell’s Dio-Era Gear Details

Long Live Dio! \m/ \m/ As a tribute to the recent passing of Ronnie James Dio (RIP RJD), I thought it would be good to take a look back at the gear a young and fiery Vivian Campbell used on the classic early ’80s Dio albums Holy Diver and The Last in Line. Tone-wise not […]

May 19, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
1980 EVH Interview Highlights, Pt 3

1980 EVH Interview Highlights, Pt 3

And finally, here are the final highlights from the April 1980 Guitar Player cover interview of Edward Van Halen. Is [having a lot of Marshall heads live] to refine the sound? It’s to make a good tone even louder. Some people get a sound like an amplified AM radio. I like it to be like […]

May 17, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
1980 EVH Interview Highlights, Pt 2

1980 EVH Interview Highlights, Pt 2

Here’s part 2 of highlights from the legendary April 1980 Guitar Player cover interview of Edward Van Halen. Do you do anything special to your pickups? I usually use old Gibson PAFs, and I always pot them. I submerge the whole thing in paraffin wax, and this cuts out the high obnoxious feedback. It’s kind […]

May 14, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Cactus’ Jim McCarty: LP > Fuzz > Marshall

Cactus’ Jim McCarty: LP > Fuzz > Marshall

I didn’t know much (anything) about the band Cactus until a few years ago. Somehow I tripped across the fact that the Van Halen brothers loved this band, so naturally I had to check Cactus out. Bought the Cactus Anthology CD – great. Someone billed Cactus as the “American Led Zeppelin,” which looking back is […]

May 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Is It Tougher To Get Good Tone Now vs. Then?

Is It Tougher To Get Good Tone Now vs. Then?

Having Less Older Gear = Better Tone? We live in an era of guitar gear nirvana. We can literally get any piece of gear at any price point, today, overnight, whenever. If you buy from one of the big boxes, you can even get something, try it out and return it! Cool…but has all of […]

May 6, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More
More on Mick Jones’ Foreigner Gear, Then and Now

More on Mick Jones’ Foreigner Gear, Then and Now

England’s excellent Guitarist magazine recently had a decent interview with Foreigner’s Mick Jones. It’s always great to read an interview with one of the “older” players, even if there isn’t a whole lot of gear detail – which unfortunately was the case with this interview. But there were a few details, some of which confirm […]

May 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Carlos Cavazo Details His Ratt Gear

Carlos Cavazo Details His Ratt Gear

Part 2: Gibson V > Tube Screamer > Soldano, Blackstar Part 1 of this WoodyTone interview with former Quiet Riot and current Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo was about Carlos joining the band and writing the new album. Here in part 2 it’s all about the gear details – interesting because Carlos’ Ratt tone is quite […]

April 30, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Jimmy Page’s ‘It Might Get Loud’ Gear

Jimmy Page’s ‘It Might Get Loud’ Gear

I don’t know if everyone but me has seen this movie, but if not (and even if so) the clips are worth a look. Very cool to see Jimmy Page play, and they show some of his gear (but apparently not on purpose!).

April 21, 2010 | By | 7 Replies More
PG’s Eye-Opening Townshend Interview

PG’s Eye-Opening Townshend Interview

Advised Hendrix On His Rig? Pete Townshend could never be accused of understating things. In some ways he always seems like the classic artist, in the “here’s the way I see it and F you if you don’t like it” sense. In a new-ish and excellent PremierGuitar.com interview, Pete is all that and says some […]

March 22, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
New Info on Ace Frehley’s 1970s Gear

New Info on Ace Frehley’s 1970s Gear

Already Writing Next Record! Premier Guitar recently posted an interview with Ace Frehley in which Ace FINALLY talks with some specifics about what he used in the studio back in the early KISS days. Not a lot, but some. Here it is: “On the early KISS records, I used my tobacco-sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard […]

March 15, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More