Rig Rundown Larry Carlton

Rig Rundown Larry Carlton
Rig Rundown Larry Carlton
    

Guitar hero and consumate musician Larry Carlton's equipment Is always a matter of consideration.
He's the session player who's played on more classic hit records than any other in the 70's and 80's.
How does he get his sound?:

Larry Carlton’s rig rundown

I recently watched a video by Larry Carlton’s guitar tech and jotted down some notes…

1/16" string height (at 12th fret)

10-52 strings

pedals

  • Kenudo overdrive
  • liquid chorus
  • TC electronic
  • BOSS VO-1 Vocoder Compact Pedal

Amp: Dumble (US gigs)

Touring abroad he specifies the promoters hire in this backline…

  • Fender Hot Rod DeVille III 2x12 (First Choice) – the second amp is a backup
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb Amps (Second Choice) With 2 x 12 inch speakers – the second amp is a backup
  • For further clarification Larry needs only 2 guitar amps 1x
  • 2000 Watt Transformers for American Power to 120V (1500 Watts OK)
  • 4x guitar stands

more Larry musings

Conclusion

I was surprised by the string heights Larry uses, but that action clearly works for him. Notes definitely ring out better.

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Date: August 2021 last updated August 2021
Genre: blues guitar jam track jazz instrumental      Author: Ben
Keywords: rig rundown larry carlton guitarist blues guitar jam track jazz instrumental