7 things I stole from John Leventhal - Ask Zac 86

April 17, 2020

John Leventhal is a favorite of mine, and in many ways, hearing his work in the early 90s was a gateway drug to a young Texas Honky Tonk guitarist to stay afloat in the world of pop/folk/singer-songwriter music. In this episode, I look at 7 concepts that I have stolen from Leventhal, that are very worthy of checking out for yourself.

Print interview with JL

Truetone Lounge video interview with JL

JL Playlist

Gear for this video:

1957 Fender Esquire with added neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain.

Strings: Gabriel Tenorio NíquelPuro Pure Nickel Strings 10-46

Pick: Blue Chip TPR 35

Amp: 1964 Vox JMI AC10 with 12" Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker in a custom cab built by Kyle Bollendorf.

Effects used:

Mirage compressor pedal

Line 6 Echo Park

9v power via Truetone CS6  

Amp Tremolo