Winter NAMM 2016: Ormsby Guitars

These guitars are absolutely fantastic. Mr. Perry Ormsby is an outstanding luthier, and his company’s work shows that. The consistency of his GTR model, which is made in Korea, was astounding. I loved every minute, and every note, of playing on this purple 7 string multi-scale guitar.

I must own one in an 8 string format. 🙂

Black Water Guitars Custom 6 String Review

I really adore this guitar. Pardon the clipping, it seems the output was just a touch too hot!

There aren’t enough words to describe the master luthier that Aaron Brown of BWGC is becoming. Just wonderful.

How to – Wah Wah?

Just a quick video I did regarding the tastiness and the over saturation of the wah pedal in guitar solos, etcetera.

It really is like adding salt to your bacon, or sugar to your cookies. Be very subtle.

The Grand Old Gear Post

I was saying on http://www.facebook.com/paulozzmusic how I was going to be making this post regarding all of the gear that I’ll be using on the next Paul Ozz album. Realistically, I can tell you few things; as it is also dependant on the studio sitch.

BUT LET’S JUST TALK GEAR AND GET IT OVER WITH ‘AY?

I’ll be using my ESP Horizon FR-II (The Wizard) for probably most of the leads as it has a really smooth sound with the new John Petrucci pickup set; and any particularly high melody bits will probably be done on it as well.

My newly acquired ESP Horizon NT-7 (The Magician) will be doing basically ALL rhythms from the way I’ve got things set up. Its EMG 707s will just have to do for a solid rhythm tone. BUT THAT ISN’T A BAD THING.

My ENGL Thunder 50 will be going through a Marshall 1960A cabinet with a Boss NS-2 pedal through the effects loop to get rid of some very unwanted “SSSSS” and I’ll more than likely be using the effects built into Pro-Tools or Logic (depends on which exact studio I’m going into but that’s another story).

The synths and midi will be all done at home I think; at least in terms of programming until I find some better samples. The drums will be midi Superior Drummer 2.0 style with the Metal Foundry addition just to give me some more dynamic and options to change tones up. Of course Allan Heppner of Lethal Halo will be helping me out with that midi stuff cause y’know; he’s actually a drummer.

But yeah that’s the rig rundown so far. Monster cables, Marshall cabinets, ENGL heads, and ESP guitars. Pretty solid and surprisingly affordable (I mean I’m broke but still).