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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


NEW METAL TONES BY MARK LEWIS.

A new EZmix Pack that focuses on guitar – the heavy kind!

DRUMCEPTION: JASON SUECOF, MARIO DUPLANTIER & MARTY FRIEDMAN!

Listen to Jason Suecof’s insane rendition over Mario’s drum track – with a guest solo by Marty Friedman.

NEW TUTORIALS AND DEALS FROM GROOVE3.

Groove 3 launches new series on writing songs with Toontrack products – and some great deals!

MEET MARIO DUPLANTIER

Meet Mario Duplantier, drummer in Gojira and the brand new Rythme Sauvage MIDI pack.

HOW BIG DRUMS ARE MADE.

Meet the team behind the Big Rock Drums EZX.

JOIN THE DRUMCEPTION CONTEST!

Jam to a track with Mario from Gojira, share it with the world – and win awesome gear.

CUSTOMER JUKEBOX – WEEK 2.

More awesome songs – by you!

HOW TO PROGRAM GROOVES FROM SCRATCH.

Learn how Trey from GearGods programs MIDI from scratch for a track.

PODCASTS – FOR GUITAR PLAYERS.

If you’re a guitarist, you don’t want to miss these episodes!

PRODUCER PROFILE: MARK LEWIS

We checked in with longtime Toontrack user and collaborator Mark Lewis: producer/mixer/engineer.

NEW MIDI FEAT. GOJIRA DRUMMER.

We’re proud to bring you a drum MIDI pack by Mario Duplantier of Gojira!

ARTIST VIDEO OF THE WEEK.

Longtime Toontrack artists Twelve Foot Ninja with “Invincible”

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