We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.
Sheehan’s signal starts with two Line 6 G75 wireless units. From there, the signal hits his signature EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe. Sheehan likes them so much that he runs two of them (the other is the original version) at different settings. Both EBS pedals run into one channel of an Ashly CLX-52 Peak Compressor/Limiter that’s kept in his rack. The other channel is used on the insert of the Hartke LH1000 for the neck position pickup. After each EBS pedal, sits an EWS Japan BMC. Sheehan also uses an ISP Decimator, EBS OctaBass, and an Electro-Harmonix POG. Last in line is a Rolls SX21 Tiny Two-Way Crossover to give more overall clarity and punch. A Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus powers the whole board, which sits on top of his amps and is rarely touched. For his foot pedals, Sheehan uses Keith McMillen 12 step which triggers sounds from an iMac running MainStage.
Thanks to tech Jeff Mallard for technical support.
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