Guitar Effects’ Golden Age

“Now is the golden age of guitar effects.” –  Andy Summers.

In a recent phone interview, Chris Donoros of Reverb caught up with Summers to talk about his solo albums and how the rapidly advancing music gear industry opens new creative doors. He also discussed details about the guitars and gear he used on the tracks of “Triboluminescence.” 

Andy Summers’ concise chord work and exacting rhythmic chops were key to the signature sound of early Police records. Summers clearly developed a similarly studied approach in the songwriting process for his two most recent solo albums Metal Dog and Triboluminescence, generating song ideas through careful experiments with guitar texture. 

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