Gear Of The Tiger

Myles and Al­ter Bridge’s multi-task­ing man­ager, but also tech, tour­ing gui­tarist and Year Of­thetiger’s bass player, Tim Tournier guides us through Myles’s solo tour rig

Total Guitar - - MYLES KENNEDY -

“This a Gib­son South­ern Jumbo 1959 reis­sue [1]

– a lim­ited edi­tion that has mojo by it­self but when you add the LR Baggs [An­them] it’s great. We A/B’D a lot of gui­tars to get this one. We’ve been long­time Tay­lor users and still are, because the Ex­pres­sion Sys­tem is so good but it’s a very pris­tine sound. And for Myles’s solo record it sounds too pris­tine. You need that full-depth, deep coun­try acous­tic sound. We have another Na­tional NRP 14 [2] be­ing made for us with duel pick­ups. Because some­times Myles wishes he had a lit­tle more gain so he’s do­ing that with the vol­ume pedal [4]. Myles uses the Tay­lor 618e [3] for open G tun­ing and it’s such a big sound. It’s full body depth so it’s pretty close to the Gib­son. This Tay­lor

Pro­to­type [5] is es­sen­tially a par­lour but cedar so it has a lot more snap with the clas­si­cal neck style too. It’s a flat­picker’s dream gui­tar.”

“The ped­al­board [6] is ever-chang­ing but the Earthquaker De­vices Dis­patch Master has be­come one of his favourites as it’s a re­ally great de­lay but it’s also a re­verb. That’s also in his elec­tric rig. The Elec­tro Har­monix Freeze is es­sen­tially used in place of a looper where it holds a note. Then he uses the Log­jam Prolog [foot-stomp] [7] a lot in place of a drum­mer.”

Myles has a per­sonal con­nec­tion with The Rock Slide – its late founder Mark Morse was the inspiration be­hind the Al­ter Bridge song Black­bird

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