Had a bit of free time last weekend and thought it would be fun to multi-track record a tune. Had been listening to a lot of Les Paul that day, as well as an album by George Barnes called "Guitars Galore" and got a bit inspired.
I did the rhythm guitar on my Gretsch...
My favourite amp is my Quilter Aviator Twin Ten. Super light weight, but has the sweetest tone. Unlike most SS amps, the overdrive is superb. I don't use any O/D pedals with this amp, it's that good. I love tube amps, but this amp leaves many of them for dead.
Quilter Aviator Twin Ten.... LOADS of headroom, but can break up as early as you wish by using the master volume. They're a class D solid state amp, but they sound like a tube amp. They also don't weigh much.
I use wound Gs on all my guitars. I have a real hard time trying to keep a plain G in tune, I don't know whether it's down to poor technique on my part, but it is always out of tune, particularly within chords.
I am a jazz guitarist primarily, but I do play a lot of other music too, even on...
I do loads of gigs using my 1977 Gibson L6-S. It's a sunburst one with ebony fingerboard. It gets used largely for jazz gigs. A lot of people use Telecasters as an alternative to an archtop jazz guitar. I have a nice Telecaster, but for jazz the Gibson L6-S is far better.
Another cool thing...
Best humbuckers I have used ;
Bill Lawrence L-90; PAF like, but with a really sweet chimey top end.
Gibson L6-S 'Superhumbuckers'; Fat sounding , but almost single coil clarity. A bit like a Filtertron in some ways.
Gibson Tim Shaw- For big fat sounds this thing is great. It sounded...
I'm a jazz guitarist, my main amp is a Quilter Aviator Twin Ten. Very light, loads of headroom ,and great tone. It's a good amp for pretty much everything actually. Doesn't sound like a solid state amp at all.
Another amp I'm very partial to is my 1976 Peavey Session 400. The Session 400 is a...
I don't use any pedals most of the time, but it's not because I'm a purist. Most of my gigs are jazz/blues gigs where I'm playing clean. Any amp with a good clean sound and a nice reverb is all I need for most of my gigs. If I am using overdrive I don't usually need a pedal, my Quilter Aviator...
My favourites are
1) Bill Lawrence (Wilde) L-90
2) Gibson "Super Humbucker" (as fitted to the Gibson L6-S guitar)
3) Gibson T-Top
4) Gibson Classic 57
I can't think of more than those --
The Lawrence's are particularly outstanding- like a super open sounding PAF.
I've got a few Peaveys-
1985ish Bandit 65 (1x12 , 65watts)
1976 Session 400 (1x15, 210 watts)
1985/6 Programax 10 (2x12, 210 watts)
they are very good amps for clean guitar. The session 400 in particular is easily as good as a Fender Twin for that purpose. There's something about the big round...