Devin Townsend and his guitar player, Dave Young, came to visit Hughes & Kettner Germany in summer 2017!
Here Devin shares his views on playing acoustic guitar and how it helps his creative processes. Plus he wonders why era 1 is not available in pink and performs a beautiful improvised song for Rich, which may or may not end up on the next DTP record…
Here are the chapters of this interview:
1:28 Welcome to the interview and Devin’s views on acoustic amps
3:12 era 1’s main features
4:18 Who is era 1 for?
5:18 era 1’s aesthetics
6:05 era 1 color schemes
6:18 Devin on visiting Hughes & Kettner
6:42 How much acoustic guitar does Devin play?
7:51 Devin’s approach to acoustic guitar
9:06 Devin’s song for Rich
10:52 Why Devin uses echo when playing acoustic
12:35 Devin’s desert island rig
13:28 How playing acoustic affects Devin’s thought and creative processes – and vice versa
17:47 Devin’s advice for guitar players
20:08 We should sell some gear, right?
20:56 “This guitar can…”
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