Dating my gibson guitar
Onstage, he controls everything with a Voodoo Lab Ground Control.
This is Billy Howerdel’s main squeeze—a 1960 Gibson Les Paul Classic Reissue that is actually two guitars he put together from his days as Trent Reznor’s tech for Nine Inch Nails.
He prefers to play with Jim Dunlop Tortex .73 mm picks.
Eschewing any sort of tube amp, Iha relies on the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II for all his amp simulations and various effects.
It’s a little less angled than normal, but it’s the best-sounding and best-playing guitar I’ve ever used. I talked with Gibson several years ago about doing a signature model with the same specs.
For his main rhythm setting, he selects a Friedman-style preset.Friedman reworked the preamp section to sound and react similarly to a 60-watt Naylor head that Billy loved.