Gear

Fuchs Amps THD/Cornford Cabs - [see website]

Andy Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 100/50 Head 6L6's
Andy Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 30 Head 6V6's
THD 2x12 Cab, Celestion G12 65's Speakers
Cornford 1x12 Cab Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker


Andy Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 100/50 - [see website]

Based on The Dumble, but has it's own distinctive sound, I love this amp!!!
I was introduced to these amps by Dave Gillan from Gillan's Guitars in Scotland in 2006. I was describing the sound I was after and after many lengthy conversations, Dave suggested he send me a Fuchs Overdrive Supreme to try out. It both recorded and gigged beautifully. I ordered a 100 watt head in vintage creme with a half power switch and also, about 12 months later, bought a 30 watt head for the studio.
Dave, if you read this, please get in contact I'd love to catch up with you again ;0)


Tom Anderson Atom - [see website]

No. 1

Bought from Sounds Great, Heald Green, Manchester.

I had ordered an Atom from Tom Anderson and a few weeks later
I was kindly sent this guitar to use whilst mine was being made.
It was Tom's show guitar from the 2006 NAMM Show and the link
will give you more info. I fell in love instantly with this guitar and
asked Tom if I could keep it.
The only change from the original spec was the Bridge Pickup
which Tom sent me (H2+) slightly hotter and the same as my
other Anderson.


Tom Anderson Hollow Classic - [see website]

No. 2

50th Birthday present from my beautiful family.

Bought from Sounds Great, Heald Green, Manchester.

Model - Hollow Classic
Body Finish - Desert Sunset
Body Wood - Swamp Ash Top on Swamp Ash
Neck Wood - Hard Rock Maple, Madagascar Rosewood Fretboard
Neck finish - Satin Finish
Nutwidth - 1 5/8 in
Frets - Heavy
Back Shape - Even-Taper (T/A Standard)
Hardware - Chrome
Bridge - Vintage Tremolo
Pickgard - White Pearloid
Pickups - SA1R SA1 H2+
Switching - Switcheroo, Vintage Voicing
Strings - .009-.042 Elixir strings
Buzz Feiten Tuning System


Patrick Eggle Nashville Artist SW -

I have been working with Gordon Tilley from Patrick Eggle Guitars for about 2 years now experimenting with different woods, wiring etc and this is where we are up to...... Beautiful playing and sounding guitar, all english aged woods and all the switching configurations you could ever want.


Fender American Strat (1994) -

I bought this guitar from Colte Guitars in Chester in 1995 as I was about to start work on the new 'Hollyoaks' series for C4. I recorded the theme and all the underscoring for the next few years with this guitar and I also used it for many of the Charity Shows I did with the Cast. It now has John Suhr V60 LP Pickups and a blend control taking the place of the lower tone control. If you select the bridge Pickup you can then gradually blend in the neck and vice versa. More Telecaster like.....


Gibson Les Paul Custom (1970) -

I bought this guitar from Selmers, London in 1971. It cost then, a whopping 408.00 (almost the price of a new mini). It was a great guitar and it was the only one I owned for a long time, gigged everywhere with it and never seemed to need anything else. Changed the machine heads to Grovers and had the neck slimmed down slightly but everything else remained the same. Sold to a fellow Band member in the 80's and then bought it back again in 1995. It was used for the music in early Brookside and Waterfront Beat for BBC. and by Alvin Stardust in early episodes of Hollyoaks. I finally sold it in 2009 (it's gone to a good home).


Les Paul in action at The Cavern Club, Liverpool (1972) -



Taylor 314CE -

Bought in 1998, again from Sounds Great, Heald Green, Manchester. Sapele (African Mahogany) back and sides, Sitika Spruce top, Mahogany neck and Rosewood fretboard. Fishman Prefix electrics. Well worn in now and top colour has really deepened. A lovely Get Well present from my wife Viv, after a serious motorbike accident. Used on many tv/radio projects over the years.


Music Man Stingray -

I've had this Music Man for a good few years now (2003) and after spending years buying different Basses for work in the Studio and losing money on everyone of them, I finally found a quality instrument that not only looks great but instantly sits in the track. I love this Bass and it has been on everything I've recorded in the last 9 years.


Past Equipment 01 -

John Suhr Custom Guitar. Lovely instrument Mahogany body and neck with a beautiful book-marked Flamed Maple top. I bought this guitar on a whim...... It was the first one John made in this finish and was beautiful but just wasn't for me, so sold on..... I later bought the Atom (see info).
Behind, Cornford Hellcat 35 watt head with 2x12 & 1x12 cabs. This amp sounded great but again wasn't quite what I was after. Kept the 1x12.....
THD Hot Plate great unit but no need for it with the Fuchs.....





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