In this Rolling Stone article about Alvin's death, you can see him performing... more
In this Rolling Stone article about Alvin's death, you can see him performing with the Heritage H 535 in the photo used for this write up.
Alvin Lee was known for using semi-hollow bodied guitars. Doing a simple sear... more
Alvin Lee was known for using semi-hollow bodied guitars. Doing a simple search will reveal thousands of photos and videos of him with a red ES or Heritage. His photo on Wikipedia shows him using his signature "Big Red" Gibson ES-335.
In [this interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-gear-talk-former-ten... more
In this interview with Guitar World, Alvin Lee says "...and a Line 6 Variax hanging on the wall, and they all get played regularly. The new Variax is very impressive."
Alvin's ES-335, nicknamed "Big Red" is probably his most recognizable guitar,... more
Alvin's ES-335, nicknamed "Big Red" is probably his most recognizable guitar, he doesn't use it so much, as seen in this Guitar World interview:
"On the album's opener, the title track, you can immediately tell it's Alvin Lee on guitar—not just because of your note choices but also your sound. How would you say your sound has evolved over the years? Are you still using your Woodstock-era Gibson ES-335?
'I've still got the original Woodstock 335, but, sadly, I don’t use it these days as it has become too valuable. She’s now in a vault since some loony offered me half a million dollars for her.'"
Alavin is asked what type of gear he uses in [this *Guitar World* article](ht... more
Alavin is asked what type of gear he uses in this Guitar World article, to which he replies "Mainly a Gibbo Gibson ES-335 and a Martin acoustic. I used a Wal bass and a Gretch baritone guitar for bass, as well as Pete Pritchard’s Music Man and a doghouse double bass called Charlie Boy. Amp-wise, I used a Wem 15 Dominator and a very old Yamaha I bought from Mick Abrahams. I also used the original Pod, which is better than the new ones, as a pre-amp into a Fender Champ and Mustang. Plus Guitar Rig and Amplitude and too many others to mention."
The Marshall Jubilee 2550 (50/100 watt) amp is listed as part of Alvin's offi... more
The Marshall Jubilee 2550 (50/100 watt) amp is listed as part of Alvin's official gear on his website.