It feels like Christmas morning over here – Monte Pittman is selling a few of his guitars that he has used during Madonna tours and YOU can GET them!! Among them is a gorgeous Gibson Les Paul Axcess (Custom shop) in silverburst that he used during the 2009 leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour and a Gibson Les Paul Baritone — remember the Hollywood interlude from the Re-Invention tour?
Monte Pittman and Madonna during the Sticky & Sweet Tour
Monte playing the Les Paul Baritone in “Music” during the Confessions Tour
Click HERE to get the full listing and own a piece of history!
MDNA madge-ician and incredible keyboard player Ric’key Pageot talks about one of his rig secrets, Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere.
Ric’key and his tech Joe Wolfe explain that the Omnisphere is one of the best go-to instruments on tour, as it’s capable of replicating the exact same sound on stage as the original songs.
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Steve Sidelnyk is selling some of his ddrum equipment that has used in 2 Madonna tours and 2 promo tours! More specifically, you can bid on ddrum Cast precision pads: Kick drum, snare drum, 2 x tom pads, 2 x bass drum triggers, 2 x snare triggers and a cast hi-hat pad. All the leads and the DDRUM 4 SE brain.
ddrum SE used by Steve Sildelnyk
You can go HERE for more information and bid on this amazing piece of music! The bidding ends in 5 days!
Chris Achzet, the drum tech for Brian Frasier-Moore, has just posted the 1st part of a video that shows the initial rack setup of Brian’s DrumCraft kit for the MDNA Tour! Check out Chris in action!!
Next stop: Berlin!
Italians do it better – it’s TRUE! I experienced it and I can guarantee you that! I attended the MDNA tour in Milan at Stadio San Siro and it was definitely one of the most amazing concerts! Everything was perfect – the weather, the stadium, the crowd (Italian fans are AMAZING) and of course the show itself – Madonna is the best, because she as THE best team!
The stage at Stadio San Siro, Milan!
Martin Solveig opened the show around 8pm – He has a great energy and really made the crowd enjoy the songs that he was playing, including “Beautiful Killer” and “Give me all your luvin’”. A couple of hours later, the band got on stage and received a warm welcome from the fans! A few minutes later, the lights went off and everyone was cheering and clapping!
It’s a lucky day for the girls of Axe-Static Process, as Rock God Monte Pittman just dropped this pic of his MDNA Tour pedalboard! If you’re as big a nerd as Iliana and I, read on!
As a few of you know, Monte added a new piece of kit to his rig for this tour– Fractal Audio Systems’ AxeFX 2. The AxeFx2 is rapidly gaining a lot of ground in the guitar community– in addition to Monte, the AxeFx2 counts guitar greats like Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, and Dave Mustaine among its users. Iliana will have a chance to hear this rig in person next week in Milan. Miss Fitz will have to wait several long, long months before hearing it up and down the West Coast of the US. Looks like it’s gonna be worth the wait!
Some familiar effects pedals still on Monte’s board for this show–there’s the fantastic Fishman acoustic preamp, the MXR Carbon Copy Delay (still one of our favorites!), and no Pittman pedalboard would be complete without a Dimebag Darrell MXR pedal (this time it’s the Dimebag Distortion!).
Thanks to Montster for tweeting this out today!
Have you been to MDNA? Heard this rig? What did you think?!!!