If you’ve listened to a rock radio station in the past 20 years you’ve heard him play. “Like a Stone” and “I am the highway” are two songs of theirs that got really heavy airplay.
I have loved this guitar since he debuted it in Cochise, definitely getting one if the build quality is good.
I have two peices of equipment that aren’t for sale, first is my R9 I bought from Mark back in 2015.
The Second is a JCM 800 in Silver Jubilee camouflage.
The R9 since the first time I played it channeled Jimmy Page, I wasn’t a Zeppelin fan when I got that guitar, now they are the number one...
I started giving it a try when I read that Tom Bartlett kept Ox4, Throwback and a few other vintage pickups around and used whatever sounded the best in the guitar.
I had just pulled a Ox4 low wind set that was a little to harsh in my R8, dropped them in my new SG and they were just a hair...
I’ve never had an EP booster, I can say with the Echoplex preamp plugged into the clean channel of a JCM 800, it doesn’t get very crunchy, but I already have an OCD for that. It does make the wound strings more bloomy and the plain strings more sparkly.
Nice to see them upping their game, although I’m a bit concerned on what it’s going to do to the price of Luxe caps. If they ditched the custombuckers and put either Wizz, Ox4’s or throwbacks depending on the natural tone of the guitar people probably wouldn’t upgrade them much.
Just got these pedals last week, the delay is everything I wished my DD-7 could be.
The preamp is quickly becoming the best pedal I didn’t know I needed, it doesn’t add a lot of gain, but it does make everything sound better. I was even able to add my script phase 90 back into the chain...
Have you tried a line conditioner? I bought a belkin surge protector a few years back that had a built in line conditioner. My last house had terrible line noise, my new house is dead quiet, but I still use it because of the 1.2 million lightning strikes Florida gets per year.