“I have two signature Hughes & Kettner TriAmp heads and a Hughes & Kettner Coreblade.
“I run one of the heads through the effects return, the other head I run dry. But the Coreblade is sort of an auxiliary head I bring in for specialised sounds. It’s not running all the time but when I need something to give it a pop.
“Lately, I’ve been using it on about 60 or 70 per cent of the songs, but it may only come in at the bridge or during the chorus.
“Another example is at the end of the solo to the song Limelight. On the record we took the last note of the solo and started to regenerate it. To achieve that kind of thing [live] I kick the Coreblade in, set to a long delay with lots of ‘regen’ [repeats] on it.
“Then when I switch it off it continues to carry through and I go back into the main part of the song.”