By Jon Chappell • May 9, 2013 To acquire "The Recording Guitarist" from Backbeat Books, click over to www.musicdispatch.com. Steve Morse With his three-pickup Ernie Ball Strat hybrid and an arsenal of effects and amps, Steve Morse is ready for any kind of sound—fusion, new age, blues rock, hot country, and classic metal (for when he plays with Deep Purple). Morse first goes into a pedalboard, which has two boost switches: one feeds his Peavey VTM-100 amp, and the other goes into his Mesa/Boogie TriAxis preamp. Steve Morse. Click to enlarge. He uses a series of volume pedals to bring various elements in and out, such as the synth guitar volume, the delayed sounds generated by the various Lexicon devices in his rack, and an arpeggiator or clock from his Lexicon PCM42. Morse favors Peavey 4✕12 cabs for his straight guitar sound, but also has two full-range three-way speakers for his acoustic and synth outputs. Joe Satriani Joe Satriani sets up his signal chain in a fairly orthodox manner: wah first, distortion second, and time-based effects after that, before finally going into the front end of a Marshall 6100 head, with 6550 power tubes substituting for the more common EL34s. Joe Satriani. Click to enlarge. Satch’s setup is suspiciously Hendrix-like, having the wah in front and then a Fulltone Ultimate Octave later on in the chain. But Satriani also makes expert use of delay (something Hendrix didn’t experiment with much), using three different delays. First is the Boss DD-3, which feeds into two Chandler Digital Delays in series. Steve Vai. Click to enlarge. Steve Vai Everything starts out normally enough in Steve Vai’s rig, with a distortion pedal, wah, and whammy pedal, but a switching controller steps in to turn this setup into something ingenious and unconventional. The switching system selects between the various time-based effects in the rack while sending the pedaldriven signal to the amps’ inputs. The amps’ effects loops bring in the effects via the send and return jacks, and the amps’ slave outputs go into two VHT power amps. Read the rest of this post 1 2 3 4 5 Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Engineer Guitars Mixing Producers Recording · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!