Ask Zac Episode 35 - Pete Anderson Tele Trendsetter

April 17, 2020

CORRECTION: Pete used 7 out of the 21 stockpiled Yoakam originals on each of the first 3 albums they released together.

Pete Anderson turned Nashville on its ear with his playing and production on Dwight Yoakam's 1986 release, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. His use of a Tele and amp, instead of the Music City norm of a Strat going direct with heavy chorus, made Dwight's record stand-out, and radio and record buyers responded with quickly turning Yoakam into a bonafide star. In this AZ episode, I give some backstory on Anderson, show some of his licks, and how his work ethic and street smarts paid off for him.

Spotify Playlist for Pete:

Gear used in Video:

2019 Danocaster Blackguard (1953 Telecaster Style) with Ron Ellis 52T (Bridge) and Julian Lage (Neck)

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10,12,16, 24, 34, 44.

Pick:Blue Chip TPR 35 RB

Amp:1965 Deluxe Reverb amp with Celestion V30 speaker

Effects used:

TC Polytune

Mirage compressor pedal

9v power via Truetone CS6