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December 2014
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Interview: Joe Robinson

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Interview: Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson's Gear

Guitars:
Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with Tru-Arc bridge, Fender Custom Shop ’60s Strat with Brierley pickups, ’60s Gibson ES-335 (borrowed from producer Frank Rogers), Maton 808TE acoustic, Maton Custom Shop acoustic.

Amps:
Laboga Alligator 30, AER Compact 60, Dr. Z Carmen Ghia.

Effects:
Eventide TimeFactor, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, T-Rex Tremster, T-Rex Octavius, Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner/DI , T-Rex Room-Mate, T-Rex Alberta, Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive, Radial Tonebone, Jim Dunlop Cry Baby wah.

Strings, Picks, and Accessories:
Elixir 80/20 bronze .012 set with a .016 or .018 1st string, Elixir Nanoweb electric .011 set with .012 or .014 1st string (Gretsch Country Gentleman), Elixir Nanoweb electric .010 set with .012 1st string (Fender Strat and Tele), Wegen flatpicks.

YouTube It
To appreciate Joe Robinson’s fretboard wizardry, you need to see him perform. These videos illustrate his awesome command of both acoustic and electric 6-string.


Wielding his Gretsch in a rocking trio, Robinson performs one of his originals at The Basement, an intimate Nashville club.


Tearing up his Tele, Robinson pays tribute to Jeff Beck with an original instrumental.


Robinson displays his fingerstyle chops in this solo acoustic instrumental. Dig the Lenny Breau-inspired harmonics!


Robinson plays a solo acoustic piece from Time Jumpin’—his 2009 US debut— onstage in Germany.

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