CHRIS ROBINSON and NEAL CASAL – Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Posted: December 29, 2016 in Guitar Pedals, Guitars
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Chris Robinson and Neal Casal talked about their guitars before the sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. And as both guitar slingers explain, they get to stretch out more in the Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood than in any of their previous projects.

When the Chris Robinson Brotherhood headed into the studio to begin recording their new album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, no one knew just what to expect. These would be the band’s first recordings with new drummer Tony Leone (Ollabelle, Levon Helm), their first since the departure of founding bassist Mark “Muddy” Dutton, and their first time producing themselves. But as anybody who’s been following the CRB can attest, this is a band that thrives on the unexpected.

Chris Robinson’s main guitar is a custom Vox Virage in deep cherry finish that features a trio of Vox’s proprietary P-90-style pickups. The guitar is nicknamed “Peace Pipe” because of the beautiful inlay done by concert-poster wizard Alan Forbes. His main ride is strung up with Curt Mangan strings (.0105–.048).

His 60 watt amp gives Chris the clean sound he likes for the rhythm work it feeds through a divided 13 4 x 12 cab with celestion greenback speakers.

Chris Robinson runs into his Boss TU3 Tuner, from there a Vox double deca delay, MXR Phase 99, Lovepedal Eternity Drive Barefoot FX Model H Drive, MXR Carbon Copy Delay.

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Neal Casal’s No. 1 is a 2014 Scott Walker Santa Cruz Model featuring a maple top, mahogany back, rosewood neck, ebony fretboard, and Lollar High Wind Imperial pickups.

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Neal’s second guitar a standard Fender Telecaster with a Parsons/Green B Bender

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His amps Neal Casal runs a dual amp set up divided by a 13 FTR 100 which has two channels with a prefered channel with a Fender style side while the other sounds like a Marshall Super Bass, Both amps feed through a 1971 Marshall 4×12 can with celestion Greenback speakers.

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The other amp head is a Booya 100 watt head.

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Neals array of pedals has been set up by Jordan Rigg at JRigg Pedals, which inclues a Road Rage Looper with several pedals from Bearfoot FX, Caitlinbread, Earthquake Devices and Strymon with cables from Kid Candelrio

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