The Eric Johnson battery story


Tone sorcerer Eric Johnson is notoriously fussy about his guitar sounds—as the story goes, to the point of being able to identify which brand of battery is in a fuzz pedal. In a new interview with Classic Rock Revisited he explains the origin of that legend:

(A) few years ago, I tried one of those super, super high-intensity batteries and my fuzz was sharp and edgy sounding. I said, I know my fuzz. I opened it up and it had one of those batteries and I replaced it with a Duracell and it sounded great. That’s it. That’s the complete story. It was a one-and-a-half-minute story turned into a big, huge story.

And an urban legend was born.

Read about Johnson’s upcoming tour and more at CRR.

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