"When I'm at home or on vacation my chops go down drastically because I'm enjoying my free time and doing things I don't usually have time to do. So when I'm on tour I find that actually my guitar playing hurts a little bit, and it usually takes three or four days to get my chops back.
"It's strange, you never know how the gig's going to go. Sometimes if I've had a particularly bad day and I go out there thinking I'm going to have a particularly bad gig, I'll have a really great one. If I've had a great day and I've been playing a lot and I feel really confident, it sometimes doesn't come together on stage at all. It's a weird thing."
*Example tract taken from Talking Guitars by David Mead, published by Sanctuary, ISBN: 1-86074-620-9. Price £9.99 (UK), $14.99 (USA).