Joe Bonamassa's guitar tech, the legendary Mike Hickey explains us how Joe likes his guitars set up, he lets us take a look behind the curtains and we obviously talk "bursts" too.
This is an in-depth interview with all the infos you need for Joes's guitar setup and some cool stories on top.
Grab your guitar, some tools, a drink and enjoy the video!
Interesting bits and pieces:
0:53 How long have you been working with Joe?
3:26 Joe's guitars, amps and tone
7:06 Those tweed Twin Reverbs...
9:46 Is that a (Les Paul) Burst in your hands?
11:57 String change on a Les Paul
17:07 Nut sauce
18:29 Mike's special string knot
23:03 Now I finally got the knot right :) Here's how it goes.
24:40 "I don't fix amps"
25:55 Tour horror story
28:34 Tune up and stretch the strings
29:53 Let's talk straps and strap locks on vintage guitars
31:03 Joe's guitar setup | string action and pickup height
33:53 Let's talk bursts | how come Joe prefers 60's Les Pauls?
36:09 Time for a test ride with Joe's setup