Re: Encyclopedia Of Joe Bonamassa Guitar Help
Hi. I'm new on this post. Very nice thread. Being a tone hound also I was checking out who uses what cables of all things.
I've been a fan of Joe's since I first heard him in Pittsburgh several years ago. Joe's tone has always been amazing and very versatile. You can hear the influences he's going after on a particular song whether trying to cop E.J's tone or Jeff beck, BB King. And..he nails them. When I saw his rig I knew he was a guy who was into the "tone" thing. Not just the choice of amps ..Two Rock, Dumble, Fuchs, Marshall Silver J's, etc but the cables (monogami) Mic's (seinheiser 421's on this night)..it all adds to amazing tone.
Being a fellow endorsee of Fuchs amps, I tried contacting Joe last summer when he came through Pittsburgh. I wanted to say hi and talk gear. Specifically the verb/delay thing.
I'm curious why Joe likes the Boss or Keeley delay pedals (both great) over rack mount gear. I find that mounting a few choice pedals in my rack, along with an amp/effect switcher and a multi effect unit where I can have everything pre programmed including amp channels, delay and verb settings along with any combination of pedals all accessible with one button on a midi controller. I had only had my Fuchs ODS deal for a few months and was still dialing things in. Unfortunately Joe never called back so I never hooked up with him. I'm still curious though.
Back to my cable quest. I might try the Monogami's Ihear a lot about them and the Lava cables. I'm really not into spending $189.00 on a 15 ft Lava VDH though. The Lava ECL comes highly rated as well as the slightly more expensive Vovox. Unlike Joe I have had great success and luck with the Planet Waves. Great tone and reliabilty for the same price as Monster (which sound like there's a blanket over your amp)
Anyway. Nice thread!!