"This rack over here, at the end, is what we call the guitar rack. You've got a valve preamp and a Roland FC100, which I can use in conjunction with this GP8. All of these get put through the Yamaha DMP7, a digital mixer, where all my patches are stored. One recent thing is this Quadraverb unit that just came out. It does reverbs, delays, choruses and EQs all at the same time, instead of having to have four separate units. A lot of the sounds on our records are made up not by just, say, getting a piano, but by taking a piano and sort of messing about with it through all this type of stuff."more
"The guitar is DI'd through a GP8 guitar processor and goes via a couple of modules from the original Manor desk; the compressor module is used to really squeeze the Strat sound. You want the guitar to still sound like a guitar-but I might put some flanging underneath, as well as dense, long echo. I'll also use the Eventide Harmonizer on rnost of the sampled guitars. All the guitar parts are DI'd using a processor-miking up an amp is OK for some styles, but I've been using a processor for the last few years and find that I get more precision-more control. It's also more practical when the studio is being operated by one person."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
"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 use various Gibson, PRS, and U.S. Masters guitars through two Kustom ''72 Coupe heads and a Kustom 4x12 cabinet. My processing is an old** Roland GP-8**, DigiTech harmonizer and a Boss SX-700 multi-effects. On the floor I have a Roland FC-100 controller, EV-5 expression pedal, Boss tremolo, Dunlop wah, Boss TU-12 tuner and an Ernie Ball volume pedal to bring in and out the harmonizer. When I play acoustic I use Taylors.more
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