I love solos! And I love sound, feeling and r’n’r!
I play Stratocaster on an Orange amp. Nothing else. And it sounds sooo good...
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Interview with HotDogJoe
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My instrumental album and some songs for bands on my town.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital... no frontiers.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A real goog sound, ever.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Trying to give personality to a song on another artist.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I’m a shredder. I play speed, but I care of expression.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I’m your right choice if you have a song than really needs a distinctive solo.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Stratocaster, Valve amp and a good cable. Stop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've played the solos for 30 years, mostly in live sessions. Now my focus is write and perform new track, from rock blues to instrumental rock.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I play with touch and feeling, I love express the feeling of the song with the right use of vibrato.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Steve Ferrone for his elegant power, Glenn Hughes for his control, Stu Hamm for his incredible sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Play you guitar by standing up, let the energy flow from the ground to the sky!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, hard rock and blues. Every genre, when you play a guitar, comes from the blues.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Personality and classic and hot sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I play the track on my mind a lot, than I rec several takes. So I choose what really sounds cool for the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I play whit an ash Stratocaster, that I love for his definite and classic sound. I play it on an Orange amp, for an English sound, and on a Crate Red Voodoo for an American sound. My only pedal is wha-wha. Nothing else between me and my sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Gary Moore is the best songs creator, but I love Yngwie Malmsteen for his sound and Jeff Beck for his pure expression.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I play solos when artists need elegant and hot sound on their songs.