10 heads ... zero power cables. Oh well.

10 heads … zero power cables. Oh well.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the backline Zakk Wylde used for Black Label Society’s set at this past weekend’s Rockfest in Kansas City, Mo. The five full stacks appear to be cosmetic (as such monolithic walls are these days), though Zakk did reportedly employ four additional 4x12s for his stage sound.

Photo courtesy Gregg Todt. 

his muscular stompbox will turn your clean amp into a heavy, chunky crunch machine. According to Dunlop, at least.

his muscular stompbox will turn your clean amp into a heavy, chunky crunch machine. According to Dunlop, at least.

Here is one of two full page ads from Guitar World, July 2004 to feature Zakk Wylde. To see what Zakk was up to in ’04 click here.

Bullseye + Boomers

Bullseye + Boomers

Here is one of two full page ads featuring Zakk Wylde which appeared in the July 2004 issue of Guitar World. In ’04 Zakk appeared on Derek Sherinian’s Mythology album along with releasing Black Label Society’s Hangover Music Vol. IV, though 2003’s The Blessed Hellride is inset here.

Picture Zakk Wylde and you may envision, among other things, denim, an unruly beard, and a Les Paul. In a new feature, Zakk walks Premier Guitar through his favorite Pauls, including perhaps his most iconic instrument, the bull’s-eye adorned ’81 Custom he calls “The Grail:”

I don’t think it even had the paint job yet when we were recording (No Rest for the Wicked). When we were getting ready to do some photo shoots, I was like, “Dude, I can’t have a clean Les Paul. It’s Randy’s (Rhoads) signature thing.” I asked for the Hitchcock vertigo design but it came back with the bull’s-eye on it. I had to do the photo shoot the next day so I was like, “Fuck it.”

Read it all at PG.

Right here.

Not a lefty.

Not a lefty.

Here’s an obscure one, Dave DiPietro selling his own instructional videos. DiPietro, as noted in the text, played guitar for TT Quick (“Go for the Throat” is the name of one of their songs) and Nuclear Assault, among other pursuits. He’s also known to be a mentor to Zakk Wylde. He’s not known to be left handed, regardless of the photo.

Scanned from Guitar Player, May 1993.

 

Jeff

Jeff

Though he’s now burly and rustic, Zakk Wylde was more on the pretty boy side when he joined up with Ozzy Osbourne. This Morley ad is from early on in that relationship, following the gigantic No More Tears.

Pulled from Guitar School, September 1992.

From the Rooney Archive.

Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt

Zakk Wylde has amassed quite the discography since first appearing on Ozzy Osbourne’s No Rest for the Wicked in ’88. This EMG ad is from relatively early in his career, during the southern rock informed days of Pride & Glory.

Taken from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, November 1994.

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