■ STRINGS | PICKS
■ Good even response.
■ Ernie Balls string Rock!
■ Strings are Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky (9-46) for all my electrics. I like the feel of the heavier gauge on the low end, but prefer 9's on the top for string bending.
■ I've been an endorsee of Ernie Ball guitar strings for years now. They're fab!
■ I usually put on a fresh set of strings for every gig, the night before, or sometimes at the gig if I'm running late! I stretch them in really well before playing.
■ By the end of the first set, I can deaden a complete set of strings as I play quite hard live! Grr!
■ Don't mean to be picky..
■ These 1.5mm Delrin500 are my faves!
■ Picks are custom made by Jim Dunlop from the USA. They are made of Delrin500, 1.5mm, in white, with my name on. The reason I have them in white is I usually lose them at gigs, and it's almost always dark, so as white is naturally luminescent, I prefer that colour.
■ Having them with my name on is no big ego thing, it was free to have it on, so I decided, what the hell!
■ I pick quite hard when I play, as I believe that you get a better tone that way. The downside is the Delrin plastic wears out very quickly. I can get through several picks in one gig!