THE GEAR AT THE FRONT LINES
I endorse FV guitars and FJ Coyote guitars, solid bodied instruments handcrafted in Arcata, California, and Dominger pick-ups, hand-wound in Ferndale, a few miles south and now South Carolina. I have used Fender amps since 1972, and Hiwatt Custom 100 amps since 1976. I also endorse Fulltone and tc electronic stomp boxes, as well as Warehouse loudspeakers. I mic my cabs with Sennheiser MD 441s, Cascade Fat Heads and Shure KSM 353 ribbons.
IN THE STUDIO
The days of hauling multitrack machines, aligning heads and calibrating electronics are behind for a lot of us... Digital has made it more logical as well as economical to lay tracks with an acceptable level of quality. Nonetheless, I do indeed miss the analog shenanigans, so I have kept some hard earned habits alive in going for mics for everything and feeding old school analog preamps and compressors before and behind the converters. And of course, I could never let go of the very 3M 2 track recorder the Stones used at Wally Heider's in 73', the whole 250 lbs of it!
The Fillmore House Otari 5050
Radial, AEA & API goodies
Urei, Ted Fletcher, Focusrite & Summit Audio intput gear
AKG C451Bs & Shure KSM 137s
Sennheiser MD 441 & AKG C451B