For both my original band “Thrasonic” and my function band “Superfuzz” I favour one of the most iconic set ups in rock history, which is a Gibson (in my case, an SG) into a non-master Marshall amp and turn up to eleven!
In both bands I use a variety of effect pedals, but two I simply couldn’t do without. These are my JMI Tonebenders – I have a Mark 1 and a Mark 1.5. The Mark 1.5 is my current favourite and I use extensively in my original band.
The other classic vintage effect is a Treble Booster, which I use when playing in my function band.
To hear this classic sound of a Gibson through a Fuzz, into a Marshall listen to artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Mick Ronson (early Bowie) and, most famously, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
Sad news this week as Andy Fraser bass guitarist with Free passed away.
He co-wrote and played on one of the most iconic rock songs of all time ‘All Right Now’!
My band THRASONIC will be playing at the Navigation on Wilford Street tomorrow the 21st March, where we will be dedicating our version of another Free song (and probably my favourite) ‘Fire and Water’ to Andy!
My original band “Thrasonic” have been rehearsing hard and we recently played a gig at The Greyhound in Beeston, supporting “Aimless”. Last week we played at The Navigation in Nottingham and have been re-booked to play there on the 1st November … very exciting times!
We have some live recordings on our Facebook site so please feel free to have a look at some pictures from the gigs, listen to the recordings and please don’t forget to “like” us!
Tomorrow we are off to a studio to do some recording so I’ll keep you posted about any new material.