On this week’s Academy Of Tone, Thomas and special guest Manuel Kettenring take a deep dive into the various guitar players and tones that you can find in the back catalogue of British hard rock legends Whitesnake! Guitarists the guys will be looking at include:
Micky Moody (1978-1983)
Bernie Marsden (1978-1981)
John Sykes (1983-1986)
Vivian Campbell (1987-1988)
Adrian Vandenberg (1987-1997)
Steve Vai (1989-1990)
Warren de Martini (1994)
Doug Aldrich (2003-2014)
Over the decades, this incredible revolving lineup of guitar greats has been responsible for some of rock’s most iconic songs and guitar sounds, and they all helped changed and evolve the Whitesnake sound over the years, from blues rock to glam rock and even hair metal!
The guitars and amps these guys used were as legendary as the songs: 59 Gibson Les Paul Bursts with Marshall Plexis, Les Paul Customs, Superstrats, Ibanez Jems with Marshall JCM800s, modified Marshalls and more… so stay tuned for this loud and proud sound journey into the heart of hard rock!
PLUS bonus special guest Nico Schliemann@Nico Schliemann , guitarist with German pop megastars Glasperlenspiel, will chat to Thomas about the special techniques in John Sykes’ playing on hits like Still Of The Night, and what made him so unique as a player in Whitesnake.
Watch Nico's "Still of the Night" Tutorial here & check out his YouTube channel @Nico Schliemann : https://youtu.be/QAYI0uRjzYg
Find out more about Nico Schliemann - Studio / session musician, guitar player for Glasperlenspiel & Maite Kelly
Nico about his AMP1 Mercury Edition:
"I use the AMP1 a lot in the studio and it is my travel & fly rig along with the Line6 HX FX and a few pedals."