A new recording by Robben Ford titled “One Taste” is available to stream for free on his Guitar Dojo website.
Robben says, “A lot of great music is lost to the air when great players jam. And people often do their best playing in jam situations. (For those who are unsure of the term: jamming is slang for improvising; unscripted inspiration of the moment.) I decided to get some of my favorite players together, in a pro studio so that it was well-recorded, bring some simple ideas to start from and let it rip.”
New pedalboard for Matt Schofield put together by Vertex Effects. This board is right down my alley – a few quality pedals put together really well. Its a great setup that covers the blues rock tones. Of course the fact they are hooked up to Matt’s Two Rock amps doesn’t hurt.
The signal chain is as follows:
INTERFACE (Vertex input buffer) > Sonic Research Turbo Tuner > Providence SOV-2 FTT > KLON Centaur > INTERFACE (break-out to Wah) > Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay > INTERFACE (Vertex output buffer w/splitter to two amplifiers. Amp 2 is transformer isolated with a polarity switch on the back of the interface)
Richie Kotzen is one of the few guys that can shred but still has a great melodic sense and a really nice feel. The other thing I love about Richie are his bling-tastic custom Fenders from the Fender Japan custom shop. Just so beautiful. Anyways, here is his new video single. Like? Not like?
After getting all excited just now reading about GuitarNoize’s and I Heart Guitar’s Taylor sponsored SolidBody builds I gave the online configurator a go myself. The configurator is really easy to use and gets the GAS muscles twitching. I ended up with a tastychop’s approved blues and classic rock machine. Two humbuckers, ‘burst, aged pearl guard … pure crunch and roll.
Say the word ‘Dumble’ and a million internet forum based guitar players wet their pants and start discussing Robben Ford, Zendrive pedals, the Ethos Overdrive, Two Rock amps and John Mayer. They then proceed to upload their ‘Politician’ clips to vouch for their Dumble-ness and multiple flame wars descend from every direction. For all the hype though its worth checking out this clip to be reminded of what all the fuss is about. Great sound.