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December 30, 2012

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Gus G interview: LTD Gus-600 EC signature guitar explained

December 20, 2010

In Total Guitar (Europe’s best selling Guitar Magazine) Issue 210’s (on sale 24 December) Rocked & Rated section contains the first UK review of Gus G’s new signature LTD. Gus has been using the guitar onstage with Ozzy since its announcement earlier in 2010, and we caught up with Gus – one of the most envied guitarists in rock – to get the skinny on his new axe.

What made you go for the Eclipse shape?

“For my role in Ozzy’s band I thought it’d be cool to go a bit more old school with the Eclipse shape. Obviously, there’s a big history there with Zakk and Randy playing Les Pauls, but I didn’t want to be just another guy that plays a Les Paul shape, you know? I’ve had my own thing for about the last six years with my ESP Random Star shape – it’s very identifiable – so I thought I’d do something a bit more unique.”

And what about the finish?

“My friend from Sweden, Patric Ullaeus, he’s a top video director and has done videos for Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, but he’s also been Firewind’s director and official photographer for the last six years or so. He originally got into art with another guy called Bjorn Johansson. They started doing all of these paintings and galleries, and they call it rock art, and that’s what it is. Very dynamic and very strong. Patrick sent me one of his designs and I was like, ‘Hey, that’s my guitar finish right there!'”

You’ve switched to Seymour Duncan Blackouts for the Eclipse…

“I’m not normally an active guy. I hated it until I played these, but there’s something that Seymour Duncan does that means they still maintain a passive sensitivity. You can hear the wood and hear the tone, and you can control each note as you want. It’s not just one f***ing sound like other active pickups usually are. They’re much louder, but at the same time there’s about 12dB less noise than other pickups.

The guitar’s volume/tone controls are quite sparse. Is there a reason for this?

“The reason is because I never use them, really. I’m quite minimalistic when it comes to that stuff. I never really use the tone knobs, and I’ve never needed a five-way pickup switch. I just switch between the pickups and use a couple of sounds, you know?”

Do you use the kill switch for effects, or is it more functional?

“Yeah, I have the kill switch in there to give some of those cool effects that Randy used to do. I use it pretty rarely, but it’s cool for songs like ‘Crazy Train’ and stuff like that.”

What made you go with the 25 ½-inch scale length?

“You know, it’s one of those things that becomes part of who you are. I’ve always played these necks, and I asked ESP for the same neck as my Random Star. I need to be able to switch guitars mid-set and play the same way. Obviously, switching guitar shapes can be a bit of a shock at first, so I wanted the necks to be the same.”

As with your other guitars, there’s no vibrato…

“I had a Random Star with a vibrato, but I very rarely used it onstage and we discontinued it. All of my guitars have stop-tail bridges. I’ve always felt more in control with the tone and sound with a standard bridge, so I want to keep going that way. I’ve never really felt comfortable with a Floyd Rose. You can play much heavier with a stoptail bridge, and you can control the notes better with more sustain.”

Have you used the guitar with Firewind yet?

“I haven’t actually used it onstage for Firewind yet, but it’s my signature guitar, man, so I may do. I’m still in love with my Random Stars, too. I’ll always play them, but my Eclipse is a cool guitar. I’m really happy to be doing something different, and people like it. It’s not like the other guitars out there!”

You can catch Gus on tour with Firewind at the Relentless Garage, London on 7 January. For the full review of the LTD Gus-600 EC, check out Total Guitar issue 210 (on sale 24 December – 20 January).

Gus G interview: LTD Gus-600 EC signature guitar explained
Ozzy/Firewind guitarist talks new signature six-string
Stuart Williams, Total Guitar

Also check:
http://www.RockART.tv
http://www.myspace.com/gusgofficial

GUS G on the cover of Metal Hammer

November 7, 2010
Photo by Patric Ullaeus | www.revolver.se

Photo by Patric Ullaeus | http://www.revolver.se

Gus G on the cover of Guitarra Total (Spain)

October 28, 2010
Photo by Patric Ullaeus | www.revolver.se

Photo by Patric Ullaeus | http://www.revolver.se

Guitarra Total (Spain) cover, Nov. 2010.

The RockART guitar featured in the new Ozzy video

August 27, 2010

When Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Gus G was about to release his new guitar through ESP he teamed up with Björn Johansson & Patric Ullaeus who came up with the graphic and the whole concept of “RockART” on Gus’ new signature model ESP Ltd GUS-600 EC.

http://www.RockART.tv
http://www.myspace.com/gusgofficial
http://www.ozzy.com
http://www.espguitars.com
http://www.RevolverArtGallery.com

Join the RockART Group on FaceBook.

RockART in a new international campaign

August 2, 2010

Gus G & The RockART Guitar

Gus G & The RockART Guitar


Gus G & The RockART Guitar in the new international ESP ad/campaign, August 2010.

When Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Gus G was about to release his new guitar through ESP he teamed up with Björn Johansson & Patric Ullaeus who came up with the graphic and the whole concept of “RockART” on Gus’ new signature model ESP Ltd GUS-600 EC.

http://www.RockART.tv
http://www.myspace.com/gusgofficial
http://www.ozzy.com
http://www.espguitars.com
http://www.RevolverArtGallery.com

Join the RockART Group on FaceBook.

The RockART guitar on the GUITAR WORLD cover together with Gus G and Ozzy

June 22, 2010
Guitar World cover July 2010

Guitar World cover July 2010

Gus G, Ozzy Osbourne and The RockART guitar on the cover of GUITAR WORLD. The biggest guitar magazine in the US.

When Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Gus G was about to release his new guitar through ESP he teamed up with Björn Johansson & Patric Ullaeus who came up with the graphic and the whole concept of “RockART” on Gus’ new signature model ESP Ltd GUS-600 EC.

www.RockART.tv
www.myspace.com/GusGofficial
www.ozzy.com
www.espguitars.com
www.RevolverArtGallery.com

Welcome

May 5, 2010
RockART with Crank It Up @ FUZZ Guitar Show

RockART with Crank It Up @ FUZZ Guitar Show

8-9 May 2010 @ FUZZ Guitar Show in Gothenburg, Sweden.

FuzzGuitarShow.com
CrankItUp.se
RockART.tv

Mornington The RockART Hotel

March 29, 2010

Mornington The RockART Hotel

Come and visit Mornington The RockART Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden.

8 floors with RockART by Björn Johansson & Patric Ullaeus.

25th of March – 25th of April 2010

The Gallery is open every Saturday-Sunday between 12.00 – 16.00.

Address: Kungsportsavenyn 6, Gothenburg, Sweden

The RockART guitar unveiled

March 28, 2010
Gus G & Patric Ullaeus with the RockART guitar | Ltd GUS-600 EC

Gus G & Patric Ullaeus with the RockART guitar | ESP Ltd GUS-600 EC

Today Gus G‘s RockART guitar was unveiled at the Frankfurt Messe in Germany. The guitar is Gus G‘s Ozzy Osbourne signature model and the Art Design & Graphics are made by Björn Johansson & Patric Ullaeus.

Europe’s biggest guitar magazine Total Guitar highlighted five things among thousands of new products shown on the Frankfurt Messe. The RockART guitar | ESP Ltd GUS-600 EC being one of those five. Click here to read about it.