You guys like WHAMMIES? Cause I got two of them right here. Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest has a few new beasts on exhibit in these two videos from the Music Zoo. One about his signature EMG pickup set, and one about his new signature guitar from Epiphone. One even goes into the other!
I’m not usually a man who likes V style guitars, but I’ve been wrong before. Richie has got an eye for what makes a guitar look good. The black and white color scheme is timeless, and I’m a sucker for a satin finish anywhere on a guitar. And the fancy wood sounds great! Probably something to do with those pickups…
SPEAKING OF PICKUPS. Those aren’t just pickups, those are Richie’s signature pickups from EMG. They’re modeled after an old set of passive pickups in an older guitar he had, but made active for a cutting-edge sound that the Priest is known for.
If you want to pick this thing up for yourself, you can check out the new guitar’s specs on the Epiphone site here. I myself have not eaten from the Priest feast too much, but word on the street is that their new record Firepower is one of their best records yet. Which is impressive when you think about the band being around for 50 FUCKING YEARS HOLY SHIT. You know who Judas Priest is, go listen to their music, or else you won’t be a real metalhead.