November 8, 2021
A lot of people have asked me what kind of gear I used to get that great guitar sound on “Secret Power” Midnight Jam Session video, so for all of you guitar nerds out there (and non guitar nerds) here it is. /John
Gibson Les Paul custom shop R8. By far the best sounding Les Paul I’ve ever played. Strung up with Ernie Ball strings gauges 10,13,17,28,38,50.
Mezzabarba Z35 and Z101. The Z35 is a 45W amp that sounds fantastic and the Z101 is a 100W and it’s the loudest amp I’ve ever heard. No master volume or any other “fancy business”, just one chanel of pure tube power! The speakers are 70W Celestion V type.
And the overdrive I used an old ’70s DOD 250 overdrive/preamp, a VOX wha from the late ’60s, Klotz Joe Bonamassa signature cables and Klotz Matthias Jabs speaker cables.
I’ve been using Beyerdynamic microphones for a number of years now (M88, M69. Thank you Kevin Shirley) and they are the best sounding mics I’ve ever heard. A very ”true sounding” mic, loud and clean.
And thanks to all at Beyerdynamic for this amazing M88 they made for me a few years back, it’s still nr.1!