What type of rig do you prefer onstage?
I tend to gravitate towards more of the bolt-on Leo Fender-style guitars just because I love that "bite" in them. I find that they have an attitude that set-neck guitars just can't duplicate. There's times when the smooth, even tone of a Les Paul works, but I really like a guitar that digs in. And as far as amps go, there's only one word...Vox.
Do you prefer vintage/traditional gear or are you into modern technology?
I would say neither as far as studio preferences go. Whatever is needed to get the job done is what I'll use. On stage with Heart, my setup definitely leans more toward the analogue world. I stay away from multi-effects processors and try to keep it as pure as possible. Most of the work comes from the guitar. I'll use tube distortion for the rock sound and then just roll off the volume on the guitar to get the cleaner tones. The guitar has to be the focal point, not the effects as far as I'm concerned. That's why G&L is such a good fit for me. They sound amazing and have that bite I look for and the quality is really there. That's something you don't see too much these days. They just feel "right."
That's great to hear. We take pride in building high-quality instruments and we're always looking to make them even better. Listen, we know you've got to run. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us.
Thanks for building amazing guitars. Give my best to the factory team in Fullerton
Will do, and thanks again, Craig.