Re: Guitar, painted by Rubina Satriani
"I use D'Addario 009 to 042. For the recording I used guitars assembled with Chandler, ESP or Boogie parts. All my guitars have Floyd Rose bridges, and in the studio I use any thing that sounds good ". This Joe Satriani said soon after sending his second album called "Surfing with the Alien". "In the matter of effects, I use some Boss, a Chandler Tube Driver, Crybaby wah and all types of delays. In the studio I use Eventide Harmonizers and Lexicon and EMT delays. As amplifiers I use Marshall (1968 a Super Bass modified by Todd Langer, a 1979 Mk II Lead or a Jubilee) and Marshall speakers with 25 watts Celestion loudspeakers. Also a Roland JC-120. In the recording I used the Scholz Rockman for the clean sounds, a Mesa/Boogie Quad Preamp direct to console, and a Fender Princeton Reveb. The equipment is mic'd with a Shure SM57 or a AKG C12-A."
" "Live I use (in stereo) two different Marshall 100 watt heads with preamps to obtain different amounts from distortion. From my guitar I go to a tuner, from there to a octaver, wah wah, distortion, chorus or flanger, delay and a volume pedal. Then the signal passes through a stereo chorus and to both amps, which previously happened through separate delays." For playing, Satriani used a Ibanez 540 (modified Radius) called "Thing" with a pair of DiMarzio pickups. "Previously the DiMeola in the neck and a Pro 151 in the bridge. Now use a Paf Pro in the neck, and in the bridge a pickup that in spite of being a humbucker, has certain qualities of a single coil. It was designed by Steve Blucher at DiMarzio and we called it Fred, because for each design we used the names of the people of the *Picapiedras." "the Edge trem on my guitar has only two pivots and the handle is straight, noninclined upwards. The tuning is like the one of a Fender Stratocaster of 60's. The potentiometer for the tone is disconnected, but as he is push/pull, when I raise it drives a reduction in the serious tones (bass roll-off)."
*Picapiedras = I haven't a clue. Though if I had to guess I'd say Flintstones, as piedras means 'stones'
Last edited by jim777; 12-04-2006 at 11:13 AM.