Session guitarist

HotDogJoe on SoundBetter

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

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: My instrumental album and some songs for bands on my town.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital... no frontiers.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: A real goog sound, ever.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Trying to give personality to a song on another artist.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: That I’m a shredder. I play speed, but I care of expression.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: I’m your right choice if you have a song than really needs a distinctive solo.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Stratocaster, Valve amp and a good cable. Stop.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. 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.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I play with touch and feeling, I love express the feeling of the song with the right use of vibrato.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Steve Ferrone for his elegant power, Glenn Hughes for his control, Stu Hamm for his incredible sound.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Play you guitar by standing up, let the energy flow from the ground to the sky!

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: Rock, hard rock and blues. Every genre, when you play a guitar, comes from the blues.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Sound!!!

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: Personality and classic and hot sound.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. 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.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. 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.

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: Gary Moore is the best songs creator, but I love Yngwie Malmsteen for his sound and Jeff Beck for his pure expression.

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: I play solos when artists need elegant and hot sound on their songs.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gary Moore
  • David Gilmour
  • Jeff Beck
Gear Highlights
  • Stratocaster
  • Orange amp
  • Crate Red Voodoo amp
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