GUITAR WORLD: This is your first studio album in three years. Can you tell me a little bit about what went into “The Strange Case of…?
Lzzy: We just experimented with so much. It was a challenge, actually, because we had gotten right off the road and didn’t have a whole lot of time to prepare. One of my personal prizes I got to use, guitar-wise, was my Les Paul Custom triple pickup, which was amazing. We experimented with a lot of amps, Diezel, Bogner. Right now my go-to guitar is my Gibson Explorer. It’s a 2004, so it’s not very new, but it plays really well. And in any situation, whether it’s a ballad or a rocker, you can figure it out.
Joe, was there a particular instrument you use the most on The Strange Case of…?
Joe: Not really. There was an arsenal at the studio. It’s ridiculous being a guitar player how much fun it is working on guitar with those guys. A sixties Les Paul Custom, a sixties fretless Strat, a sixties Telecaster; he (Mangold) just has those there because he likes guitars. So those are there at all times. And we brought in our guitars. I had both my flying Vs there and a Gibson Johnny A that Lzzy got me for my birthday last year. On the first record I used Silver Reissue V for a lot of the rhythm tracking and a lot of the leads and this time it was kind of anything goes.
- Amelia Waters (Guitar World)
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