Studio Tour

The pictures on this page show George's studio as it looked at one point in time. The studio and gear within it is ever-changing due to evolving technological advances as well as acquisitions of new and vintage gear. The wall of guitar amps in the picture on the right shows a portion of the amps contained in the studio. Not shown are several amps that include a 1977 JMP and Marshall cabinets, a JCM800 and Marshall cabinets, an Ampeg VST Classic and a few other gems.

The guitar amp collection consists of Marshall amps that range from various decades, most notably a 1976 MKII which was used to record the albums "Mind Over Matter", "Extreme Measures", "Step Into The Future", "The Dawn of Time", and "Astral Projection". Other amps include an assortment of JCM900 MKIII's that are fitted with JAN-Phillips NOS tubes (as are most of the other amps). The JCM900 amps were used to record the albums "Venomous Fingers", "The Oracle", "Planetary Alignment" and also used for parts of several other albums. Not shown is a JCM800 series amp that was used to record a good portion of the album "The Dawn of Time", which was used for both rhythms and solos (the 1977 MKII was also used on this album). Bass guitar is recorded with an Ampeg SVT through a Sennheiser MD-421 microphone in parallel with a direct out that are both fed into a Focusrite Red Series Mic-Pre running into an Apogee Rosetta 800 AD converter. After the AD conversion the signals are fed into Apple computers that are loaded with RME digital audio cards. George has been using Logic Pro software to compose and record since the mid 1990's.

The main guitars that George uses are a '57 Candy Apple Red Fender Stratocaster, a '57 Daphne Blue Stratocaster, and a '57 Aztec Gold Fender Stratocaster. The Aztec Gold Strat is fitted with stock 50's style pickups that are among George's favorite types of pickups - low output, very articulate, and ideal for capturing up all the subtle nuances of the pick attack. Click here to view additional equipment...

Marshall Amps

Marshall Amps

Marshall Amps

Various Marshall and Fender Combos

Wall of Strats

Gibson Les Paul's and Flying-V's

Trio of '60's Les Paul Custom Classics

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Black Les Paul Custom Classic

Black Les Paul Custom Classic

JCM900 Model 4100 Series

Gibson, Fender and Ovation Guitars

Gibson, Fender and Ovation Guitars

'57 Aztec Gold Stratocaster

Black Les Paul Custom Classic

Amp Room

Amp Room

Fender Precision Bass and Gold Strat

Aztec Gold Stratocaster

Natural Ash Stratocaster

Candy Apple Red Stratocaster

Daphne Blue Custom Stratocaster

Vintage White Stratocaster

Daphne Blue Stratocaster

'60's Les Paul Classic

Alesis and Roland Keyboards

Nice guitar but look at those fingertips!