George Lynch remains one of the great rock stylists of our time. With a history that stems from his early work throughout the ’80s with Dokken, to various solo albums as well as with his current group, Lynch Mob, George Lynch continues to forge ahead and explore various new territories of rock musical styles and tone.
With two new albums out and multiple projects ahead, George was kind enough to take time away from his hectic recording and touring schedule to give LegendaryTones the low-down on his music as well as the topics of tone, technique, and the future. Check out his site at www.georgelynch.com and enjoy!
This past November, I had the pleasure to attend the Aerosmith show at the Shoreline in the Bay Area, with the added treat of being able to go backstage in the tech area prior to the show to get the full lowdown on what else? – the gear! I have to thank Brad Whitford’s personal guitar tech, Greg Howard, as well as Brad himself for taking the time out to meet with me and chat.
The stage sound during the show was perfectly mixed and sounded great. Joe Perry and Brad Whitford’s setups were both for the most part straightforward and based around the use of some of the best vintage guitars and amps along with a limited use of effects.
Edward Van Halen’s technique, tone, and style are legendary. Growing up listening to earlier-era Van Halen, I was awestruck by the raw, pure rock sounds that Edward produced from his guitars. In a period where rock guitar had become stagnant, Edward burst onto the scene like a fireball. As we moved into the 80’s, it seemed everyone had become an Eddie-clone, with their custom hot-rodded guitars strat-styled guitars and Marshall 100 watt tops. Edward’s sound from that era has been dubbed the “brown sound”. Let’s look into how what he used in the early days of Van Halen.