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Josh Smith.

Name:
Josh Smith
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Links:
www.joshsmithguitar.com

What’s your main guitar?
– My Chapin T-Bird (’50s style tele guitar)

What amp and cab combo would you say is your go-to?
– My Morgan JS40 the goat. Super Reverb style with a three-knob reverb built in and a 2×12 cab loaded with Eminence Josh Smith speakers.

A quick rundown of your pedals and outboard, in the studio and live?
– I use a Bradshaw controlled pedalboard featuring Lovepedal Tchula, Believe, Purple Plexi and Vibronaut pedals. An old Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer, Berkos Third Stone Fuzz, Rockett pedals JS Tremolo, Catalinbread Echorec, TC Flashback delay, Eventide H9.

String gauge?
– 13-58, custom Gabriel Tenorio strings made in Los Angeles.

Pick of choice?
– Gravity Picks, 1.1mm fender style shape.

When recording, what’s your DAW of choice?
– Pro Tools

If you had to stick to one guitar for the rest of your life, what would it be and would it have 6, 7, 8 – or 9 strings?
– Telecaster for sure!!! 6 strings

If you could pick only one track to jam to for the rest of time, what would it be?
– Just give me a nice swinging shuffle BB King style.

Name five players that helped shape you as a guitarist!
– Albert King, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Danny Gatton

Who’s the most interesting player today?
– John Scofield


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THE METAL MONTH CUSTOMER JUKEBOX COLLECTION.

Listen to all five editions of this year’s Metal Month Customer Jukebox, right here!

BIG ROCK DRUMS EZX JAM.

Longtime Toontrack user Alan Sacha Laskow wrote this custom piece for Metal Month!

ARTWORK TIMELAPSE.

Watch the Metal Bass Beasts EZmix Pack cover develop from idea to finished art!

DRUMCEPTION: CHRIS BRODERICK.

Listen to Chris Broderick’s insane riffing and lead work over Mario’s drums.

DRUMCEPTION: RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Big, ambient and haunting – listen to how the guys from Rivers of Nihil interpreted Mario’s drum track!

FLUFF – MARK LEWIS DEMO.

Fluff from Riffs, Beards & Gear tries out the Mark Lewis Metal Tones EZmix Pack.

GEAR GODS: THREE MIXES.

Trey demos three different mixing using the EZmix Packs released during Metal Month 2016.

GUEST PLAYLIST – EFRAIM JUNTUNEN (NAGLFAR).

We checked in with Naglfar drummer Efraim Juntunen to see what’s spinning in his headphones right now!

NEW DRUM MIDI PACK FOR BLACK METAL!

Steady doom-like beats, grinding tirades and violent outbursts in fills.

SUPERIOR DRUMMER 2 TUTORIAL.

Luke Oswald shows you his favorite trick for boosting the bass drum and making his overall drum mix pop.

MUSIC CITY USA SDX – ON E-DRUMS.

E-drum performance by Luke Oswald featuring the Music City USA SDX.

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