Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Bonamassa chose Gibson 'for warmth'

Famed blues guitar player Joe Bonamassa has revealed why he decided to start using the Gibson Les Paul to create his music.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Save money on Gibson guitars now
br /> The 31-year-old New Yorker said to the Syracuse New Times that the sound he can create with a Les Paul is much better suited to the musical direction he has taken over his last few albums, with tone an important factor.

"You can get more weight from a Les Paul," he remarked. "I think you get more texture and I also feel that you create a sound that's a little more warm and more pleasing to the ears."

Bonamassa was considered a guitar prodigy, hitting the headlines at the age of 12 when he was invited to perform as the opening act for BB King.

He had an endorsement deal with Fender during the early stages of his career before moving on to Gibson, which recently created the Joe Bonamassa signature Gibson Les Paul.

His 2008 album, Live From Nowhere in Particular, achieved widespread acclaim, with TheCelebrityCafe.com stating his riffs and harmonies "are absolutely incredible".

Superb value Electric Guitars available now.ADNFCR-2133-ID-19046748-ADNFCR

Posted on 26 Feb 2009 12:04 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The third piece of software from Toontrack's run of Superior Drummer products, Superior Drummer 3 offers a whole range of brand new and enhanced features.

17 Aug 2017 12:23
thumbnail

Designed to complement the TR-08 Rhythm Composer, the Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler offers a plethora of exciting new sampling methods for live performances.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Use it in your bedroom or take it to the stage, Pioneer's DJM-750 MK2 DJ Mixer is equipped to handle the most demanding requirements of the modern day DJ.

3 Aug 2017 09:22
thumbnail

Using DSP technology and a selection of integrated profiles, SubZero's new range of digital speakers are able to adapt to a variety of different applications.

31 Jul 2017 12:00
thumbnail

Making a much-anticipated return, Yamaha's illustrious Tour Custom kits are penned to cater to the working drummer in need of a sturdy and reliable workhorse.

14 Jul 2017 12:02
thumbnail

The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.

13 Jul 2017 13:24

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.

16 Aug 2017 12:26
thumbnail

Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.

16 Aug 2017 10:08
thumbnail

Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.

8 Aug 2017 08:10