"When the Roland GP-8 [multi-effects] came out, I was one of the first guys to get it, and I used that thing on every recording I did up until 10 years ago. I turned Al onto those things. He went out and bought 10 of them," says Mike, in [this interview](http://www.bossus.com/community/boss_users_group/1220), with Boss.more
"I used those with a variety of rack effects like the Yamaha SPX 90, and TC Electronic 2290, and Eventide H3000 in a stereo set up. A little later I also used a Roland GP-8. Slightly off topic, my Dad liked the sound of many of my presets on the GP-8 so I went to Guitar Center and bought him one. I copied all of my presets into it and he used it extensively on his 1988 tour. The clean sound that you hear him soloing with is him playing his blonde Performance Guitar through the GP-8."more
"I think it was on the Tunnel of Love tour that I had all of these foot pedals with chorus and delays running together, and they got so noisy! So I challenged myself to learn how to use a rack-mounted thing. That's how I acquired those [Roland] GP-8s, which are programmed for the E Street Band and my solo work."more
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