Mastodon Guitarist Bill Kelliher Talks about His New Guitar, Rig, and New Album with Dunlop TV

I was right. That was a Friedman Brown Eye in Mastodon’s rehearsal studio video, stacked up with the band’s Marshalls and Mesas. It seems that guitarist Bill Kelliher caught Alice in Chains using a Friedman and thought, “I’ll have what he’s having.” For little boutique amps those Brown Eyes are sure gaining mind share with the bigger touring acts. Cynic and Periphery have been using the Brown Eye model in their Axe-FX units.


All this info and more can be found in the video that Dunlop just uploaded, in which Bill is interviewed about his rig and the forthcoming album that it was used to record. I was surprised to hear that he has a T.C. Electronic G-System for his delays, modulation, and channel switching. They’re great pieces of hardware, but Mastodon always struck me more as pedal types than multi-effects users.

Source: Blabbermouth

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • I’m sure Bill was using a digitech pedal for his dirty sound and he just had his amps at a cleanish tone.

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