Video: Joe Bonamassa on his live rig

Joe Bonamassa and his selection of amp heads
Joe Bonamassa and his selection of amp heads

American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa is widely tipped as one of the greatest, if not the greatest guitarist of his generation. Along with his technically brilliant playing and incredible feel and phrasing, Joe has a fantastic tone.

We caught up with Joe at a gig in the UK, and in this video he shows you his enviable live rig. We're sure you'll agree that the man has an enviable array of amps and effects and enough power in his backline to level buildings.

This is the first in a series of videos and lessons from the acclaimed bluesman; over the coming months we'll be uploading several exclusive new Joe Bonamassa videos, so stay tuned. Also, check out the next issue of Guitarist magazine, which hits the streets on 13 March 08 and has an extensive feature on one of the leading lights of contemporary blues.

More information is available on the official Joe Bonamassa website.


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