I credit Tony for my love of bass guitar and for inspiring me to pick up the instrument in my “Lost Patrol” days in High School. Now Tony has yet another instrument to his name. This time a brand new signature bass from Chowny basses. More
One of my all time favourites The Edge from U2 is a guitar innovator who’s sound was the fabric of my teen years and beyond. My memories of him was with a simple black Fender Stratocaster belting out his chiming delay laden sound we all came to know and love. Not what your typical guitarist would be playing. More
One of my favourite drummers from one of my all time favourite bands; Van Halen. Alex’s sound was always that signature Ludwig Supraphonic “Boxy” snare. Always with the perfect “Crack” and tone and always on point. More
Veteran drummer Joey Kramer is now sporting Pearl as his drum of choice after a long time affiliation with Tama. This earned him a signature set with a few different finishes. I’m really digging the beaded Crystal Beat kit!
I really love Rock-A-Billy and I’m a huge fan of 50’s-60’s rock and roll. So when the Stray Cat’s appeared on the scene in the early 80’s I became an instant fan. Their sound is Brian’s innovative twang that livened up every track of the Cat’s records. Gretsch has had Setzer models for years and deservedly so.
One of the most talented & diverse bassists of our time, Chris Squire and founding member of YES has passed on. A pioneer of the progressive rock sound and a giant influence of many a bassist was only 67.
Randy, one of the most talented guitarist of our generation was my first post on Rock’N’Roll Central back in 2010 and has remained a fixture of the site ever since. In this image we get a look behind the scenes at his gear and his setups used back in 1981.
Another one of my favourite guitarists Steve Morse who besides his solo work has played with groups such as Deep Purple, Kansas, Dixie Dregs etc. has his own signature head amp from German manufacturer Engl.
Van Halen guitarist Eddie ushered in a whole new configuration of rock guitar. Utilized amps to suit his own sound. And never was his influence personified in one group till Fender corporation partnered with the veteran rocker to form EVH. The Wolfgang line of guitars and 5150 line of amplification is finally on solid ground.