What Strings Do You Use? ZAKK WYLDE
We ask a great guitarist all those little questions you really do want the answers to… This month: six-string rock legend, Zakk Wylde
GT: Do you have a type of pick that you can’t live without?
ZW: Dunlop Ultex Picks, Super Heavy
GT: If you had to give up all your pedals but three, what would they be?
ZW: Black Label Chorus, Zakk Wylde Overdrive and Zakk Wylde wah pedal - all made by Dunlop.
GT: Do you play another musical instrument well enough to do so in a band?
ZW: Bass, piano and keyboards - I’ve jammed with people, but not as a band.
GT: If a music chart were put in front of you, could you read it?
GT: Do guitar cables really make a difference? What make are yours?
ZW: Yes, good cables make a difference - I use Monster.
GT: Is there anyone’s playing (past or present) that you’re slightly jealous of?
ZW: Yes, there are many guitar players I get jealous of - especially if they have a nicer sock collection than me!
Yes, good cables do indeed make a big difference to your guitar sound. I use Monster cables.
GT: Your house or studio is burning down: which guitar do you salvage?
ZW: The Grail and the Rebel.
GT: What’s your favourite amp and how do you set it?
ZW: Marshall Zakk Wylde 2203, 100-watt signature amp - I set it on low heat for 45 minutes so my socks come out perfectly fluffy and warm for my footsies.
GT: What kind of action do you have on your guitars?
ZW: I set the action very low; although I can still play slide on the guitar.
GT: What strings do you use?
Dunlop Zakk Wylde Icon Series signature strings.
GT: And what are you up to at the moment?
ZW: Black Label Society’s new album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, is released by Mascot Records on Monday April 7th. Further info at http://blacklabelsociety.com
Zakk Wylde: ‘sock’ legend!