Down and Dirty with G. Love: The Electric Rig

July 22 ,2011


“I started out predominantly as an acoustic player, but when I formed my band in 1993 I knew that was going to change.

At the time, my main stage guitar was a 1939 Dobro. I had a D’Armond pickup off an old Silvertone installed near the bridge, but as always, there were a lot of problems trying to amplify the sound of a Dobro into an electric setting. Point of story? It was time to get that electric guitar going.

Plug in and play. That’s how I’ve always been.

I take my acoustic style and apply it to my electric work. I’m not a tech guy and for better or worse, I definitely admit this. I just want to plug in and play. When you go electric, you are really using two instruments, your guitar and your rig. Whether your rig consists of 40 pedals into a wall of amplifiers or just a chord into a tube amp, you have to learn your rig, shed on your rig and know how to get the best sounds out of it as possible.”

Read the rest of this week’s Guitar World’s Down and Dirty with G. Love HERE

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