Magazine article Guitar Player

LIVE WIRES Michael Landau

Magazine article Guitar Player

LIVE WIRES Michael Landau

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As one of the most sought-after studio guitarists in the business--with a list of credits that includes B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, and Crosby, Stills & Nash--Michael Landau doesn't readily divulge his gear secrets. Fortunately, rack guru Bob Bradshaw (who has built Landau's rigs for the past 18 years) gave GP the inside info. "We designed this system to create the sounds Michael needed for the Seal tour last year," says Bradshaw. "It's a cross between his usual small live rig and his more elaborate studio setup."

Landau's rack includes a Juice Goose Power Conditioner, a Chandler Stereo Digital Echo, and Custom Audio Electronics' Black Cat Vibe, Super Tremolo, Audio Switcher/Patch Bay, and 4x4 Audio Controller. The first shelf houses a Boss DD-5 digital delay (used for its tap tempo feature) and a Korg G4 Leslie simulator. The second shelf contains an Arion stereo chorus, Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer, Tycobrahe Octavia, Roger Mayer Voodoo-1, and two Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamers. …

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