The guy is fantastic. I saw him in Chicago. He's in really good shape. He could play through an Orange Tiny Terror and still make me smile.
Was watching JB at Ronnie Scots and saw that he used the JTM 45 over the DSL 50.. Found a Youtube video of his tech saying that he was using them now.. but..
Does anyone know what was altered on them compared to stock?
See aforementioned Australian bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. She just turned 24. Has a big jazz recording contract. Hot bassist, hot looking.
Good eye! I posted that same vid on the Backstage and right away I had several guys point that out. Ain't it funny how a guy will notice that. Yeah, she looks young for her age, but she "is" of age.
I recorded a recent show of his from the PLADIA channel(satellite) at some small exclusive club. He was using a vintage/modern in that show..had a really young female bass player that rocked!
His guitar playing was tremendous, extremely original...and totally inspirational..there are guitar players, and then there is Jeff Beck..brilliant..
Great Rundown Marty!
What its all really about, is a good basic tone, and a great mind and set of hands dont hurt at all either..
People spend gad's of time and money, trying to clone or knock off certian players tone by trying to choose the exact same setup and gear.
When in accuality, 95% of there tone comes from there hands and talent..
Later last year I was checking out Robin Trowers later album ( CD ) "What Lies Beneath" ,it comes with a little booklet that discribes his feelings on each peticular day he was working on individual songs, and the size amp's he used on them, Very Interesting..
But for the most part, in the studio, he used very small but managable amps, of the 15-18 & 22 watt varity..
Just great basic tones, with some standard effects (for him) to add color to his own tone..
On stage, he goes back to the standard amp 1&2 thing..
Killer Cleans on one amp with a bit of Hi-Gain grind ,for texture on the other..
What can interesting, is watching two completly different but talented artist, use the same exact rig, and settings, but yet come out sounding very different.
It can be like night and day..
Good stuff...great discussion...and great info. I agree. Gear is important and can help shape your sound, but it still comes down to your ability to play.
I heard an interview with Ted Nugent once, where he talked about getting the chance to play through EVH's live rig. He said he was all psyched about getting Eddie's sound, but when he started playing, he just sounded like himself. He was let down.
I don't know, I think Ted is pretty solid and has a cool sound of his own. I'm a big fan of coming up with my own sound instead of ripping off someone elses. That's what makes guitar players cool. We all have something of our own that makes us unique.