Brad Whitford of Aerosmith

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  1. Fixxxer

    Fixxxer Member

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    Hey guys

    I saw Aerosmith last night, and Whitford had two amps on stage. 1 was a Divided by 13, and another was what appeared to be a velvet coverved amp with an Aerosmtht logo etched into it.

    I know he traditioanlly plays BOGNER, divided by 13 and a Marshall head through Bogner 4X12's but this amp did not look familiar or like any of the aforementioned.

    Can anyone shed some light on his new amp?

    Thanks:dude
     
  2. Play by Tone

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    Its a Blockhead. He was using the Ectasy early on but got rid of that for some better tone once his usual guitar tech got back on the tour. I've heard the Blockhead sounds awesome, total vintage vibe.
     
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    Totally underrated guitarist IMO
     
  4. Fixxxer

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    Play by

    I am not familiar with blockhead, but I am assuming there are various models (I will research). Do you know what model he is playing?
     
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    Underrated is an understatement. I saw Brad when he and Derrick St. Holmes had their project going, many moons ago. We were so close we could have unplugged their guitars. Was a really cool show, lots of great material and well worth our time, if I recall correctly.
     
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    Brad is one of my favorite players. That other guy is ok, too. :D
     
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    His guitar tech is a TGP member - hopefuly he will see this.
     
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    He is underrated and is a very nice guy to talk to. He is real down to earth :)
     
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    He us underrated, a nice, guy, easy to talk to, down to earth AND he could beat arthur ashe at a game of tennis in his prime. AND little known fact, Brad actually invented marbles. ;)
     
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    How is saying that his playing doesn't get enough recognition, kicking him in the face. It sounds complimentary to me. Joe's great too, but he'd be the first to tell you that Brad is the better of the 2.
     
  11. Cotton

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    Okay... Back to the thread....

    what amp models does Brad use?

    thanks! Cotton
     
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    Mr Whitford has always been The mainstay guitarist in Aerosmith.. Joe would tell you that as well., I love Joe's playing as well..Some great musicians to come out of NH
     
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    I agree with all of the statements about Brad Whitford above. Joe Perry is one of my favorite guitarist of all time I must admit. I love his taste and his sounds. Always have.
     
  14. Fixxxer

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    Guys

    I get it, I have been an aero fan since I was 11. Now back to the thread, what model blockhead amp does he play?
     
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    Back to the top..

    If Brad's tech is out there, show some love!!!!!!
     
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    I took some great shots of Brad and Joe's stuff a while back - I'll have to dig that up...Here's part of his rack (from Left to rt, a '97 Hamer Korina Standard, '79 4-digit Mini Standard (I owned his matching Standard one serial # before that one), '01 Hamer Korina Jr., Tangerineburst Gibson CS flametop 335, RI TV Jr., Ferrari Red LP Std w/Bigsby and a really nice '59 RI and a '58 RI) That was only about 1/3 of his total rack - cool Fenders, Macinturffs, Melancons, Floyd Roses, and so on and so on:
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    Sorry. Didn't see this till today, must not be reading TGP as often as I think...

    Anyway, the amp Brad is playing is a one-off proto that Blockhead whipped up a few nonths back. It's a master volume 100W 6L6 amp, that Brad runs into two Bogner 4x12's, one loaded with V30's the other 25W Greenbacks. The amp is incredible, it has massive sustain and overdrive with none of that fizzy preamp grind. You can turn your guitar volume down to 2 and it never gets muddy or loses tone.

    Greg
     
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    Hi Greg,

    Nice to see you here. Sounds like a very cool amp. Please tell Brad Hello for me.

    Take care, Nick
     

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