BILLY SHEEHAN Checks In From Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp - "SAMMY HAGAR Was So Kind And Sang His Ass Off!"
March 9, 2013, 2 years ago
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is taking place in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino from March 5th - 9th. Participants include vocalist SAMMY HAGAR (CHICKENFOOT, ex-VAN HALEN), guitar legend STEVE VAI, bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS) and metal radio personality Eddie Trunk.
Sheehan has checked in with the following update:"Winding up a week as counselor at Rock n Roll Fantasy camp. What a wonderful time we are having! My campers are great players. All good!
Highlight for me... in fact one of the greatest experiences ever: got up with Sammy Hagar and we played 'Space Station #5' by MONTROSE. Unreal!Sammy was so kind and sang his ass off! I almost had tears in my eyes. Talas played Montrose for years and those songs mean so much to me."
Sheehan is featured in an interview conducted at NAMM 2013 by Premier Guitar's Rich Osweiler discussing his signature EBS Drive pedal. Check it out below:
From the official EBS Sweden website:
The new pedal is based on the concept of mixing together a clean signal with a distorted to be able to preserve low frequencies and find balance between distortion and definition.
The option to activate a built-in compressor make possible to keep the note differentiation clearly audible even at heavily distorted sounds.
On top of that this pedal offers unlimited pre-post mix tone shaping, through the unique features of a clean loop and a drive loop. So, the user can insert any other effect they wish within each loop to ’pimp’ the effect into your own signature effect! Example: add a graphic EQ to the drive, to change the character of the distortion.Or add your favourit compressor to the Clean Loop instead of using the built-in offered in the pedal.
On the new extended sized stomp box from EBS, there are controls for Drive (gain for the overdrive engine), Tone (sets the frequency scoop for the drive), Level (sets level for drive channel post DriveLoop and pre final compressor) and Clean (sets level for the clean channel, post Clean Loop and pre final compressor).
The pedal offers three different compression modes: High, Mid and Off. The level of compression on the Mid setting can be determined by the user through an internal trim pot.
It is due to start shipping out simultaneously with the NAMM Show, and begin to hit stores worldwide in February.
Here's what Billy Sheehan says about it: “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for bass. Compression, distortion, tone-shaping and blending all together.”