Frank Reckard of Emmylou's Hot Band - Ask Zac 82

April 17, 2020

Spotlight on Frank Reckard, Emmylou's Hot Band lead guitarist from 1978-1990. A great player, who is sometimes overlooked as he left the music business after his tenure in the Hot Band to go to law school. Taking the position once held by both James Burton & Albert Lee was a task that Reckard took on ably with talent, hard work, and a fat Les Paul TV P90 tone. In today's episode, we spotlight his history as a player, gear used through the years, and have a mini-lesson covering the wonderful intro to his signature tune with  Emmylou, "Restless."  

Thank you to Dan Forte for his GP article on Frank from 1984.

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Gear Used:

2014 Crook Custom Vintage Paisley - APC Adder (Neck) Peter Florance TE-60 (Bridge)Glaser B-Bender


Blue Chip TPR 35

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


1965 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, and bright cap clipped on the vibrato channel.

Effects used:

Mirage Comp

Boss DM-3 Delay

9v power via Truetone CS6