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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


EZKEYS – QUICK TIP VIDEOS.

Some tips, tricks and useful ways of working with the software!

CREATIVE FLOW.

This video series demonstrates the workflow of writing music with EZkeys. Learn how to add a piano to match your guitar track, how to find new song parts how to work with several instances of EZkeys.

NEW BASS TONES FOR METAL!

Four top players deliver a brand new collection of bass tones for EZmix 2.

FROM THE ARCHIVES.

Fredrik from Meshuggah in a playthrough of “Do Not Look Down”.

GUEST PLAYLIST: BEAU BURCHELL (SAOSIN)

What’s spinning in Beau’s headphoneson a regular basis?

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BEAU BURCHELL (SAOSIN)

Meet Beau Burchell, guitarist/vocalist in Saosin – but also a noted producer/engineer/mixer!

E-DRUM PLAYTHROUGHS.

Two e-drum playthroughs featuring The Progressive Foundry SDX.

NEW DRUMCEPTION SONG FEAT. SCOTT CARSTAIRS (FALLUJAH).

Listen to the third song of the Drunception project – also featuring Mario of Gojira!

10 QUICK QUESTIONS TO COLIN RICHARDSON.

We caught up with Made of Metal EZX producer Colin Richardson for a quick Q&A session!

GUEST PLAYLIST: DIRK VERBUEREN (MEGADETH)

What’s spinning in Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbuerens’s headphones right now?

GUS G – THE THIRD LESSON.

Learn more about “alternate picking” in the second weekly video in the Gus G Metal Month Masterclass!

NEW DRUMCEPTION SONG WITH WES HAUCH.

Listen to how Wes interpreted Mario Duplantier’s drum track!

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