guitar set-up has remained fairly constant over the last few years.
Unfortunately constant doesn't mean simple, as our hardy road crew
I like to re-wire and update the guitar 'rig' before each tour
- a few hundred miles of rough B-Roads tend to to shake things
around, and we we always seem to schedule gigs in out of the way
areas beyond the auto routes. Basically, the amplifiers are Soldano
Decatones: I got them in red cloth in a foolish atempt to get away
from the ubiquitous black.
My trusty Boss Sustainer/Compressor has at last been replaced
(after twenty years!!) by an Ibanez Tube Screamer, which produces
alot less auxilliary noise.
As always I use guitars built by Hugh Manson and an acoustic from
his brother Andy.
Their shop in Exeter is priceless,(but not literally!)
On the Tull album Dot Com I used a Jim McArthy P.R.S. hollow-body,
which plays like a dream and is ultra light - perfect for long
hours in the studio.
I play a Sankyo flute which is about as expensive as I'm prepared
to go, but after years of student quality flutes it is a joy to
Guitar strings as always by G.H.S.
I can now say quite honestly that I'm dealing with Guitar, Amplifier
and String manufacturers whose quality of service is quite brilliant!
See you on tour.