Premier Guitar is running an interview with the great Michael Lee Firkins. He talks about his new album Yep, and touches on tone and technique. Here he explains the mutation of his signature style and its presence on the new record:
For many years I entertained myself playing slide-like parts by manipulating the tremolo bar. Eventually I started blending the slide and tremolo on a Kahler bar, which was really springy and easy to use. Now I just do it on typical Strat-type trems. There’s slide and my whammy-bar-with-slide stuff. But I’m more concerned with the whole approach. I make music for humans, not just guitar players.
Read more and check out some video clips at PG.