Noy’s amps are isolated to minimize mic leakage as he tracks live with the band, but he stands by the cracked-open iso-room door to facilitate
Yes. He came so prepared—
believe it or not, he had transcribed my whole guitar solo!
“Light Blue” introduces slide
playing to your repertoire.
Did you set the guitar up differently for that?
No. I played it on the red Custom
Shop Stratocaster that I used for
most of the record. The action
was a little low, but I managed.
Is it in standard tuning?
Yes, but a half-step down. I usually use .011s with a .012 high
E, but when I tune down I use
.012 sets and a .013 high E.
How did the double-time part
on “Steroids” evolve?
On the Live record, it was really
fast but as we continued to play
it live, it became more medium
tempo. The B section wasn’t
sounding right, so we sped it
up to double-time.
Why did you decide to re-record
“Cissy Strut” [which was also on
Noy’s 2006 album Oz Live]?
The Live record was done with
just one stereo mic. I wanted to
get a better recording, and it fits
with the blues record.
Is it in an odd time signature?
It is in 4/4. I moved some of
the lines and shifted some of the
melody parts over, but if you listen to the drums they are in four.
That’s the twisted factor [laughs].
Is that a ring modulator or octave
fuzz over the beginning loop?
It’s an octave fuzz.
Is there going to be a Twisted
Blues, Vol. 2?
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Two Fender Custom Shop 1968 Relic
Stratocasters, Fender Custom Shop 1958
Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul
Vox wah-wah, Dunlop Jimi Hendrix
Octavia, Xotic AC Booster, Ibanez TS808
Tube Screamer, E. W.S. Fuzzy Drive, DLS
RotoSIM, Hugh & Kettner Rotosphere,
MXR Phase 90, Monster Effects Swamp-Thang, Fulltone Mini DejáVibe, three Boss
DD- 7 Digital Delays, Electro-Harmonix
Memory Man, Line 6 M9
1967 Fender Bandmaster driving a Bad
Cat 2x12 with Celestion Vintage 30s, 1973
50-watt Marshall head driving a Bad Cat
4x12 with Celestion Greenbacks
STRINGS AND PICKS
D’Addarios gauged .012, .014, .018, .028,
.038, .048 for standard tuning, D’Addario
.012 sets with a .049 on bottom (
half-step-down tuning), Jim Dunlop 2 mm picks