Monday, September 17, 2012

Alex Hutchings clinic (Ep 1)

Alex Hutchings was here for a Roland clinic yeterday (16-9-12). He's an incredible player, nothing short of talent & a big proponent of feel so every now & then we'd get to see him do some facial expressions in relation to what he plays. This pic is one such moment just before he finished his track. 

I picked up some key pointers in terms of equipment & playing philosophy. Somethng that still sticks in my mind is the fact that he has a set of .008s in his guitar. Is this being trendy? Of course not, it's strictly supplementing his light touches; he's that kinda player who doesn't pick too hard because it'll only deteriorate his tone & feel. Many of us fell into the thicker strings = better tone trap too often because we are either just starting out & listen too much to what others have to say or we try to emulate our idols & replicate their set up. We need to be bold & assess our needs more than anything else.

10 comments:

Ijau D. Koceng said...

sticking with .009 :)

subversion.sg said...

i wold love to stick to .009s bu for my extended scle guitars, i have .0010s in thee. it's all a matter of knowing what fits your nees :-)

Pika said...

May I know what guitar he's playing in the picture? It looks interesting!

subversion.sg said...

it's a custom made Waghorn guitar (26 frets). this is the dual cut version, the other is a singlecut which wasn't brought to the clinic.

Pika said...

Thanks man! Informative as always.

Abner Jr. Paredes said...

alex is in Singapore??? till wen? where?? shit!

subversion.sg said...

he was here on 16th Sep...

Abner Jr. Paredes said...

shit no way.. where do you get these kind of news?.. man how unlucky..

subversion.sg said...

Swee Lee had it on their homepage. i didn't make an official announcement here because i thought it's a ticketed attendance but it's FOC :-)

Abner Jr. Paredes said...

its okay lah i havent check your blog that day also. . i hate my job.. its hard not to over'overtime.. i missed a part of my life,. ok i just died.