I am a nerd and my studio is a refuge for tone. As I sit here on a sat night rewiring my i/o in The Underground it occurred to me as i was sidetracked google searching various guitar rigs, that maybe one or two of you would like a rig run down from the guys in the band. me first cause i’m here ha…Keep in mind this is always changing, but for the gigs we have played for the St. Charles ep and Live and On Fire (available for free on andersonlayne.com) this is what i have been doing live.

Guitar #1 for me has been a 2012 custom shop G&L Tele. This guitar is Hard-rock maple with a rosewood fingerboard, medium jumbo frets, and clear satin finish on the neck. The pickups are a Dimarzio 36th anniversary paf in the neck position and a Motor City pickup custom wired for Jerry Cantrell in the bridge position. The extra toggle is a coil tapping switch. Ernie Ball 10’s setup in Eb.

Guitar #2 is a 2007 Fender J Mascis signature Jazzmaster. This is also set up with Ernie Ball 10’s set up in Eb. I have made two mods to this guitar (both not pictured above). 1. I replaced the terrible stock pickups with Loller p 90’s. 2. I added a bar just south of the bridge to add sustain.

The amp is a Goodsell Super 17 2x12 made in white. I yanked this idea from Butch Walker including the speaker configuration of a vintage 30 and a G12H.

The pedal board is made by Trailer Trash  Pedal boards. In order of the chain…Jerry Cantrell signature wah (true bypass) by dunlop…Homebrew Electronics Germania treble booster for solos…Amptweaker Tightdrive as on overdrive pedal…Bob Bradshaw Custom Audio Electronics boost/overdrive by MXR (i only use the boost side which is a general boost not treble boost to add a slight drive to the amp)…Bytchn Swytchn 2 channel looper pedal by Homebrew Electronics (i use this to create two loops which include Boss pedals which are not true bypass in order to prevent them from tone sucking when not on)…loop one includes a Boss DD-5 delay (with a tap tempo pedal) into a VFE Pedals Alpha Dog overdrive (i have an overdrive on the loop with the delay so i can hit one loop that will boost the signal as well as delay it in the case of lead stuff)…loop 2 is a Boss Tuner…finally the signal leaves through a Red Witch tremolo pedal. 

Hope you dig it!

Cville…two weeks in a row! So much fun that you have ruined a perfectly good sunday! I’m like a zombie polishing sweat off guitars and attempting to be a normal human again. Until next time…keep it skeezy.

Cville…two weeks in a row! So much fun that you have ruined a perfectly good sunday! I’m like a zombie polishing sweat off guitars and attempting to be a normal human again. Until next time…keep it skeezy.

On Saturday night ALKS played a benefit show at Kustom Kreature Tattoo in East Nashville. I am proud to say a good amount of money was raised for the great cause of East C.A.N. so please look them up! It was a perfect night for rock n roll…hot tattoo shop and great friends. I am proud to say we had another first as well…in the middle of the show the pink hello kitty scooter pictured came riding into the shop with a guy wearing a flowing animal skin hat, parked in front of the stage, and the guy went and grabbed a beer as if it was all perfectly normal. Cheers to Gallatin Rd. and cheers to rock n roll!

On Saturday night ALKS played a benefit show at Kustom Kreature Tattoo in East Nashville. I am proud to say a good amount of money was raised for the great cause of East C.A.N. so please look them up! It was a perfect night for rock n roll…hot tattoo shop and great friends. I am proud to say we had another first as well…in the middle of the show the pink hello kitty scooter pictured came riding into the shop with a guy wearing a flowing animal skin hat, parked in front of the stage, and the guy went and grabbed a beer as if it was all perfectly normal. Cheers to Gallatin Rd. and cheers to rock n roll!

Friday night was my first time in Clarksville…and my first time playing for a cover band. As I walked into The Warehouse I was overwhelmed by memories and the first breath of stale cigarettes and beer. This plays smells like all the rock clubs I played as a kid…you know back when you could smoke in bars, they were all black, and live music was so much more important to people. It made me smile, and everything I own stink again. The show was an old skool beat down but we had lots of fun. We will be back at this Venue this Sat May 3rd. Check out the Brion Gamboa Band.

Friday night was my first time in Clarksville…and my first time playing for a cover band. As I walked into The Warehouse I was overwhelmed by memories and the first breath of stale cigarettes and beer. This plays smells like all the rock clubs I played as a kid…you know back when you could smoke in bars, they were all black, and live music was so much more important to people. It made me smile, and everything I own stink again. The show was an old skool beat down but we had lots of fun. We will be back at this Venue this Sat May 3rd. Check out the Brion Gamboa Band.

Tomorrow my new ep The Witching Hour will be available for what ever you want to pay for it including nothing on andersonlayne.com! I am very excited about this record because it is very different than anything I have done before. I wrote the whole thing in 1 long night actually and it’s pretty much about life in Las Vegas and the desert in the American Southwest. Took a few things I had rattling around in my head and blew them out of proportion for everybody. I took this picture somewhere in the Nevada desert. My goal is to have 100 downloads this first week so tell all your friends…it’s free so come on!

Tomorrow my new ep The Witching Hour will be available for what ever you want to pay for it including nothing on andersonlayne.com! I am very excited about this record because it is very different than anything I have done before. I wrote the whole thing in 1 long night actually and it’s pretty much about life in Las Vegas and the desert in the American Southwest. Took a few things I had rattling around in my head and blew them out of proportion for everybody. I took this picture somewhere in the Nevada desert. My goal is to have 100 downloads this first week so tell all your friends…it’s free so come on!

We love playing at TN Brew Works…the awesome positive attitude is very contagious. I recently wrote and recorded a new ep which will be release this Tuesday. It is Called The Witching Hour. Very different than anything i have done before. It will be available for free download starting Tuesday at andersonlayne.com. Gonna be a good summer…

We love playing at TN Brew Works…the awesome positive attitude is very contagious. I recently wrote and recorded a new ep which will be release this Tuesday. It is Called The Witching Hour. Very different than anything i have done before. It will be available for free download starting Tuesday at andersonlayne.com. Gonna be a good summer…

Thanks…

Thanks to everyone who came out to the rock show last night! We are always very appreciative of every person that shows up. It was also great to have Brion Gamboa play guitars for us. He is a very talented musician and a great all around guy. We look forward to the continued writing on the new record and we will be in touch soon!

As you may have read, we have cancelled the 2.13 show at BB Kings. In an attempt to expand our brand we decided to give a booking agency a chance. With no disrespect meant to them, the band feels that the cover charge of $13 is too much to ask our friends and fans to pay. As much as we hate to cancel, it is the right move. People coming to shows are what allows us to continue to play music. We appreciate the $5 all ya all drop on a regular basis on our band to see us play and we will give you the respect back of trying to keep it as close to that as possible. We will focus our Feb on the 21st at the Rutledge which has been so good to us. Thanks for your support!

As you may have read, we have cancelled the 2.13 show at BB Kings. In an attempt to expand our brand we decided to give a booking agency a chance. With no disrespect meant to them, the band feels that the cover charge of $13 is too much to ask our friends and fans to pay. As much as we hate to cancel, it is the right move. People coming to shows are what allows us to continue to play music. We appreciate the $5 all ya all drop on a regular basis on our band to see us play and we will give you the respect back of trying to keep it as close to that as possible. We will focus our Feb on the 21st at the Rutledge which has been so good to us. Thanks for your support!

(photo courtesy of Amy Long) Thanks to everyone who came out to The End last night for the rock show! It’s always great to play a show with a bunch of awesome bands that are all friends and good people. ALKS had fun debuting our new power ballad Once Upon A Time. Our drummer Art killed it by playing drums for 3 of the 4 bands. As we look to find better ways to promote the band and get our music out there, we are trying something new with our next show on 2/13 at bb kings in Nashville by doing a discounted pre-sale. Details to come as we also continue to work on writing of the new record. Thanks ya’ll!

(photo courtesy of Amy Long) Thanks to everyone who came out to The End last night for the rock show! It’s always great to play a show with a bunch of awesome bands that are all friends and good people. ALKS had fun debuting our new power ballad Once Upon A Time. Our drummer Art killed it by playing drums for 3 of the 4 bands. As we look to find better ways to promote the band and get our music out there, we are trying something new with our next show on 2/13 at bb kings in Nashville by doing a discounted pre-sale. Details to come as we also continue to work on writing of the new record. Thanks ya’ll!

Merry Xmas or whatever it is you celebrate this week from ALKS! In an increasingly busy world where we spend most of our lives with our faces buried in cell phones, take the time to turn it off and enjoy your family and friends for a few days. You may just find that human interaction is fun! Go to andersonlayne.com and download our live album for free. ALKS will return to the stage January 17th at The End in Nashville TN. It will be our bass player Hank’s bday show so you won’t want to miss it!

Merry Xmas or whatever it is you celebrate this week from ALKS! In an increasingly busy world where we spend most of our lives with our faces buried in cell phones, take the time to turn it off and enjoy your family and friends for a few days. You may just find that human interaction is fun! Go to andersonlayne.com and download our live album for free. ALKS will return to the stage January 17th at The End in Nashville TN. It will be our bass player Hank’s bday show so you won’t want to miss it!