When you watch a guitarist like Chris Poland, you see the years of hard work look like it’s nothing to do. The former guitarist of Megadeth is also a cool, laid back person who will talk guitar shop until your ears fall off (only to put them back on with his guitar skills – like a surgeon).
While at NAMM 2018, Sergio Michel and I got a chance to hang with Chris while he was showing off the Stone Tone Rock Block system. Sergio has known Chris for a long time, so they had some fun, candid moments in this conversation.
About Stone Tone: Granite Sustain Blocks
The idea is simple – use more of the elements to make your stringed instrument sound better. Most guitars with a sustain block (for example) are made of metal – steel or brass. Changing to Granite into your guitar can give the strings a brighter sound, fuller tone, and more clarity. Some harder rock and metal guitarists really enjoy the sound as it cuts through for a decisive tone.
More than Just Guitars
In another video, we’ll be talking with Richard Bosworth – Pianist, and spokesperson for Stone Tone in Pianos. Reality is – any stringed instrument could be configured with a Stone Tone to give the musician the sound they may crave.
Chris Talks Analog Gear
Chris and Sergio had a good conversation, and there were a lot of great spots that probably could have gone in. Nonetheless, Chris talks about how he gets his sound, and the gear he uses.
Chris Formed OHM in 2002 as a way to bring his guitar skills to Jazz/Rock/Fusion.
Check out ChrisPoland.com for more information.