Includes Spark MINI amp hand-signed by Gilbert with a custom Paul Gilbert dragon grille, complemented by original custom presets created by the guitar virtuoso himself, plus access to a free guitar lesson.
Limited to 100 units worldwide, each is hand-signed by Paul Gilbert – the legendary guitar virtuoso who has been named by Guitar World as one of the “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time.” A custom front grille featuring his exclusive dragon design is also included.
Between now and August 28, 2023, fans can sign up at positivegrid.com/products/paulgilbert to be notified when this limited, custom amp will be available for purchase.
As part of the package, guitarists can capture Gilbert’s sound with five downloadable presets he created that feature his most iconic tones – all accessed for free via Positive Grid’s Spark smart app. To complete the Paul Gilbert experience, those who sign up will also have free access to an exclusive lesson from him, courtesy of Truefire.
Paul Gilbert is one of the most respected and celebrated guitar players in the world. Known for his virtuosic playing and shredding prowess, Gilbert is a co-founding member of rock band Mr. Big, who are currently on their “Big Finish” world tour, as well as a prolific solo artist and a fan-favorite master class instructor with ArtistWorks.
Commenting on his Spark MINI, he shares, "Spark MINI gives me firebreathing rock tone as a starting point. From there, I can use the collection of amp and pedal models to customize my own tones. From sparkling chorused clean, to distortion with perfect delay and reverb, to punchy blues with a touch of grit, Spark MINI delivers the goods!”
Paul Gilbert x Positive Grid - Spark MINI
The portable, battery-powered Spark MINI smart guitar practice amplifier packs a punch with surprisingly loud, multi-directional sound and easy-to-use onboard controls. Its free accompanying app unlocks a world of custom tones and smart features for practicing and playing. Spark MINI can also be used as a Bluetooth audio speaker for streaming music or as an audio interface for recording musical ideas.
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The new album comes out on May 17 and features an entirely new band and zero overdubs.
New York, NY (March 20, 2019) -- Paul Gilbert and Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group have announced a May 17 global release date for a new studio album titled Behold Electric Guitar. Gilbert shares, "I finally wrote a song with long guitar solos! It took me decades to stretch beyond my pop song structure habits, and it feels great to be FREE, and just play, and play, and play. The song still has melodies and themes, and those were inspired by the idea that when you have something good... You still want MORE. Havin' it... don't make me stop wantin' it!"
After his recent move to Portland, Oregon, he set out to connect with the best and grooviest musicians in the area, and record an album in his brand-new hometown. Brian Foxworth (drums) and Asher Fulero (keyboards) were both obvious choices to play Paul's mix of rock, blues, jazz, and pop flavors. When Paul's regular Portland bassist Kelly Lemieux was unavailable (due to his touring with Buckcherry), Paul reached out to New Orleans bass legend, Roland Guerin. Roland came to Portland weeks before the recording dates for intense rehearsing and arranging sessions.
With the band complete, Paul enlisted legendary producer and engineer John Cuniberti. John is well known for his work with Joe Satriani, but Paul was primarily interested in John's expertise with "one mic" recording. Paul explains, "It's so easy to make albums with overdubbing and editing these days, but I really prefer playing live and just getting the music to sound right because the musicians, the songs, and the performances are good." After hearing Paul's band, John recommended a few more mics, but still agreed that the music worked best as live performances with no overdubs. "There is not one overdub on the record. Everything you hear is four guys jamming, listening to each other, and making room for each other. The music almost mixes itself that way! And it's just a great mindset to have. When you know that you won't be fixing or adding parts later... It keeps your mind very active to get things right!"
The complete track listing features “Havin It,” “I Own A Building,” “Everywhere That Mary Went,” “Love Is The Saddest Thing,” “Sir, You Need To Calm Down,” “Let That Battery Die,” “Blues For Rabbit,” “Every Snare Drum,” “A Snake Just Bit My Toe,” “I Love My Lawnmower,” “A Herd Of Turtles,” “Things Can Walk To You.”
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