Zakk Wylde Wanders onto EMG TV Set, Melts Hearts

I’ll admit, I’ve never really been into Black Label Society (for the Preservation of Riffs Ozzy Didn’t Want), or Zakk Wylde’s outsized personality, but this shit warmed my fuckin cockles. I think as metalheads we get a bit too into the pornography of faster, harder, louder, more technical, but this is pure soul right here.

He’s using the EMG ACS pickup on his Epiphone Masterbilt for his guitar tone, as well as some kind of Dunlop wah as a slow filter, with a voice brought to you by Years of Practice. The beard is earned, through patience and neglect.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.