Perfect for both diehard gear fanatics and those just beginning their quest for fantastic tone.
This book examines the combinations of guitars, amps, and pedals used to create the most unforgettable sounds in pop, rock, and blues. Dissecting a wide range of setups, the book pinpoints specific elements that contribute to sought-after tones, and teaches guitarists of all levels how to get these sounds with gear available today. It also explores how mixing and matching gear can change each setup's tonal properties. The CD includes 54 tracks demonstrating the different sound qualities of the various guitar rigs discussed.
Guitar Rigs meticulously examines the tonal properties of each piece of equipment as each new item or variable is introduced. So not only do the book and CD break down and analyze the sonic qualities, for example, of a Fender Stratocaster plugged into a Fuzz Face pedal and played through a Marshall JTM45 amplifier, they also demonstrate how the resultant tone changes if you substitute a Les Paul for the Strat, or an Ibanez Tube Screamer for the Fuzz Face pedal, or an open-backed 4x10 speaker cabinet for the Marshall's closed-back 4x12.
Dave Hunter, author of Guitar Effects Pedals, is a former editor of Guitar Magazine, he has contributed to TV and radio documentaries, and has edited and contributed to many guitar books. 192 pages.