If you haven’t checked out the latest release from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium, then I highly recommend you get off your butt and buy it ASAP–the guitar work is phenomenal.
Then, afterwards, when you’re lying around your apartment wondering just how in the hell guitarist John Frusciante manages to pull off such a varied and enthusiastic performance across the entire 2-CD release, I suggest you head over to Guitar Player Magazine online, where they’ve just published their recent interview with Mr. Frusciante–including an in-depth look at the techniques and effects he used in recording the guitar parts for every single track on the album!
And as if that’s not enough, they’ve also given a complete rundown of Frusciante’s equipment list… hehe, and you thought you were lugging around a lot of effects pedals–
Effects Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, DS-1 Distortion, DS-2 Turbo Distortion; Electro-Harmonix English Muff’n fuzz, Holy Grail Reverb, Big Muff Pi fuzz, POG Polyphonic Octave Generator, Electric Mistress Flanger; DOD 680 Analog Delay; Moog MF-105 MuRF, MF-105B Bass MuRF, MF-101 Low-Pass Filter, MF-103 Phaser; Ibanez WH-10 Wah; Dunlop DB-02 Dime Custom CryBaby.
It’s a must-read for any John Frusciante or Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, or for that matter any guitar player interested in getting a behind the scenes look at how a master craftsman makes his guitar sing, cry & moan on command. Good stuff.