John Petrucci of the progressive rock band, Dream Theater, is one of the more technically advanced players in rock music. Petrucci has spent years working on his playing style and building his guitar rigs to meet the requirements of tours and studio sessions all over the world. I put together a few videos that offer some insight on Petrucci’s technique, amp settings, and some of the effects he uses on stage and in the studio. There’s a lot of great information in these videos for guitarists of all skill levels. I hope you enjoy the videos as much as I did!
The first video comes from Roadrunner Records. John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Matt Heafy of the band, Trivium, sit down and talk about their picking technique for their rock guitar playing. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEexr-OCbvk.
The second video features John Petrucci with his Mesa Boogie amplifier. Petrucci walks us through his settings and offers some tone tips to use with the amp. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kOIx7HbhxQ.
In the last video, Petrucci speaks fondly of his Music Man guitar and his time spent working with DiMarzio pickups and Ernie Ball strings. Check out this great information at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjQEAb6VT-E.
John Petrucci is a stellar part of Dream Theater and has contributed a wealth of knowledge and information to the guitar industry. Subscribe now to Mike’s Guitar Talk for more guitarist profiles, gear reviews and all sorts of other guitar information.
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