Chris Blackwell's gear. Tags: #Guitar #Gear #MusicGear #GuitarGear
My #1 guitar since I was a youngster. Trudy, a '96 American strat with a '97 neck. She started out as a Strat Plus but lots of changes have taken place since then. I have a block of mahogany wedged in between the tremstock and the body to lock down the bridge. I have DiMarzio area pickups to eliminate the usual 60 cycle hum. They work really well for touring. I usually play a lot of old theaters on the road and you never know what type of wiring and lighting noise you'll run into.
I'll admit that the overdrive channel is worthless but with a couple of mods, a really great classic fender sound is easily obtained from these amps. Didn't last long in production but you can find them at great prices. Great stock speakers.
Another pedal I got from tone maestro, Brad Jetter. I remember sitting in his shop playing through this pedal as he changed out components to better suit my playing. Again, not sure if this model is still in production but anything he is making is a tone machine. I love Brads work.
I don't think they make this compressor anymore but I'll never get rid of this one anyway.this one doesn't load up your pick attack like most compressors do and your tone doesn't suffer for having it in line. My 2nd favorite compressor that I've used. There have been many.
Aside from some sessions, I've played this Albert Lee signature model Ernie Ball exclusively since I purchased it. I can't express what a joy to play this guitar is. The tremolo stays in tune, it plays like a dream and intonates exceptionally well.