maple neck, Brazilian ’board, 6100 frets, and
Suhr FL Classic pickups. The 59’s ash body
has a slightly different sound. Simon [Law],
who makes SVL guitars, was just trying to
get as close to my old Strat as possible. He
had some Brazilian fretboards—I don’t think
you can get them anymore—and he used
those because my old Strat’s got them.
What about amps?
I use a 50-watt Two-Rock amp based on
their Classic Reverb model, but it’s tweaked
up for me. They [Two-Rock] changed the
midrange voicing a bit. It has two rectifiers,
so it’s punchy like a solid-state amp, but
feels nice. It doesn’t get all mashy and saggy
like amps with a tube rectifier.
You’ve mentioned in the past that a
blackface Fender is the tonal ballpark for
you. Why not just use one?
I do use a Super Reverb, but things have
evolved a lot more than that. The Two-Rock reminds me of my blackface Fender in
that it does everything I like but it’s much
bigger, fatter, and more reliable. It never
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