There is a bit of sadness with the next entry, Big Red, as I was in the midst of writing these entries when word of Alvin Lee’s passing became public. The guitarist, who is perhaps best known for being a integral part of the Woodstock era band Ten Years After, has an understated influence in rock. This writer also remembers his appearance in a pre-reality TV series (late 70’s?) titled “Make Me Laugh” (or something like that) where he displayed charm and good natured humility.
This time around we will be talking about Tech 21’s Bass Boost Fuzz. Again I’m taking a huge amount of razing from the guys in my band about using a fuzz pedal. Most people think you’re the bass player you don’t need any pedals you just plug into your amp and go.