Grizz uses the following equipment:

Studio:

A custom Les Paul Studio loaded with both an EMG-85 and a EMG-81
Peavey 5150 II
Randall Isolation Cab
B oogex cab impulses
Zakk Wah
Line 6 TonePort

Planet Waves leads and picks
GHS Low Boomber strings

Live:

Dean Flying V Black and Gold
Japanese ESP Eclipse LP
Peavey 5150 II with matching cab
Line 6 Flextone HD
Line 6 Floarboard
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
Planet Waves leads and picks

'Yeah geeky s**t's all cool, but at the end of the day you gotta be able to write songs. I like having good guitars and quality amps, but hey, give me 50 guitar and I'll write you some killer s**t regardless.

I think a lot of the time people get lost on the really nerdy aspects of guitars and amps, which I am in no way knocking as I really appreciate all that too, but people forget to realise that tone comes from how you play the guitar as an individual, not from the equipment you use. Yes the equipment will help with your sound etc. but it's the way you attack the string and how you fret the neck, it's these nuances that are specific to each of us that give individuality.

You have to develop your own touch, and that does not necessarily come from having the best equipment. For example, if I were to have the exact same set up as Dimebag Darrell's (RIP), I would still sound nothing like him. It's all about touch.'

'I have played in all styles of bands, but finally come back full circle to where my guitar playing roots are - heavy f**kin metal. Bands like Trouble really opened me up to that world of layered harmonies. As did Metallica but with added 'HEAVY!'

The same goes with Antrax too, one of my all time favourite bands, its all about the groove! This what we're aiming for with Dragnerve.. heavy as f**k but with a groove that make your head fall off it's shoulders!

This is it, I write metal songs for metal heads...full stop.'


 
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Lee 'Grizz' Tibbetts
Guitar