Brian Williams of Virtual Woodshed recently interviewed guitarist Marc Ford. In the interview, Ford discusses growing up in LA in the 70s and 80s, how he developed his style, his time with the Black Crowes, his current band, and why you shouldn’t try to copy his gear settings:
But you know the equipment thing… umm, of course equipment makes a difference. I think what I meant about those guys was that I was amazed at the length they would go and how precise they would get. They’re like Trekkies! I mean, they’ve really got nothing better to do than to discuss on some website about at what point did I change this or that setting?! That’s obsession. And really, they’re looking too hard in the wrong area. Because, although yes, all that stuff matters, you can use my rig, I’ll hand it to you and you can play it and it’s not going to sound the same.
It’s an excellent interview with an underrated guitar hero.