Do you have any endorsements running?
I am a Fender guy: Fender guitars, amps,
strings, cords, picks, underwear, etc. I have
some pedals that I have championed for
years that my friend Tim Jauernig makes: the
Gristle King and the DGTM [Diabolical Gristle
Tone Manipulator]. I love my BSM pedals;
I have some excellent pickups in my Tele
that are German-made by a guy named Ray
Gerold. That’s all I’ve been using lately. But I
am a Fender guy first and foremost.
Do you have a favorite guitar, amp and
effect? Why they are your favorites?
I have been using a couple of Teles for the
last year, a Fender American Deluxe Ash
Tele and a Fender Baja Tele. My two favorite
Fender Custom Shop guitars—which I have
been seen with the most—may be made into
a limited edition signature model through a
local dealer here in Milwaukee via the Fender
Custom Shop. They both are a weird greenish
blue. The Tele has a B-bender and the Strat
has been my main guitar for over 15 years.
It’s pretty much a hot-rodded ’ 56 Strat.
Amp-wise, I go between a Fender SuperSonic Combo with a 2x12 extension cab, a
Super Reverb and a Custom Vibrolux, but
lately I have been plugging straight into a ’ 57
Tweed Deluxe reissue… I may do the next
record entirely with it… it’s pure!
What is the secret of your signature
Telecaster tone, gear-wise?
Photo: Greg Koch
Meeting the Gear
[Gear on Greg’s recent tour of Europe]
American Deluxe Ash Tele
American Deluxe Strat
Fender Super Reverb
Fender Vibro King
T. Jauernig “Gristle King” overdrive/clean
boost (now by T-Rex)
BSM Spectrum Fuzz-Booster
BSM Fuzz Bender
Digi Tech The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Boss DD- 3 Delay
Boss TU- 12 Tuner
Magnavibe pedal (Bigfoot Effects)
Gator Pedal Tote
Fender cables and strings
Blues Bottle slides
Fender medium picks.