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A Conversation with Shane Theriot

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(Photo by Greg Vorobiov)

Shane Theriot – even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen or heard him.  For the past few years, he’s been the guitarist and musical director for both Hall & Oates and Live From Daryl’s House.  At the age of 25 he started an 8-year stint with the Neville Brothers.  His compositions have been heard on ESPN, MTV, VH1, Food Network and others.  He’s pretty much either toured with, recorded with or shared a stage with a who’s who of New Orleans legends.  He has a series of instructional books and dvds.  Has written columns for and been featured in several guitar magazines.  And in 2015, he even won a Grammy for producing Jo-El Sonnier’s album, “The Legacy.”

Here’s a partial list of the artists that Shane has recorded and/or performed with: The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Jewel, Beyonce, Rickie Lee Jones, Hall and Oates, Boz Scaggs, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Carlton, LeAnn Rimes, John Waite, Branford Marsalis, Leni Stern, Sam Moore, Nick Nolte, Gavin DeGraw, Aaron Neville, Ben Folds, Amos Lee, The SYN (with Chris Squire and Alan White from YES), Little Feat, Sammy Hagar, Forest Whitaker and Harry Shearer.

I was lucky enough to get a few minutes to catch up with Shane and talk about all the “good stuff!”  Gear, recording, touring…  Enjoy!
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BOSS INTRODUCES WAZA CRAFT COMPACT PEDALS

Special Edition Pedals with Premium Sound, All-Analog Circuitry, and More

Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 2014 — BOSS is pleased to announce the Waza Craft series, a new line of special edition compact pedals that offers players the ultimate BOSS tone experience. The debut of the Waza Craft series includes the SD-1W Super Overdrive, BD-2W Blues Driver, and DM-2W Delay. All three pedals provide the classic sound signatures of the past and present BOSS pedals they’re based on, plus switchable modes for customized tones sought after by discerning guitarists.

Designed with a passion for premium sound by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft series introduces a new chapter in the company’s legacy of exceptional tone. Through meticulously-selected analog components, refined circuitry, and careful attention to the finest design details, Waza Craft embodies the essence of BOSS engineering and the spirit of generations of technical and musical wisdom.

“Waza” is the Japanese term for art and technique, and each of these special edition pedals proudly carries the Waza symbol to represent the artful wisdom and tech-savvy spirit flowing within BOSS design and craftsmanship.

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In continuous production for over 30 years, the BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive is one of the best-loved stomps ever created. The Waza Craft SD-1W hot rods this players’ favorite with a revised circuit design, all-discrete analog components, and switchable Standard and Custom sound modes.

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The BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver is also one of the most popular overdrive pedals in the world, and the Waza Craft BD-2W takes this classic’s signature creamy grit to a new level. Like the SD-1W, the BD-2W is built with all-discrete analog components and a revised circuit, and features Standard and Custom sound modes.

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Highly sought after since being discontinued in 1984, the BOSS DM-2 Delay is universally revered by tone aficionados for its warm, “bucket brigade” analog delay sound. With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the coveted stomp has been reborn with greater versatility for today’s music styles. Using all-analog circuitry and an authentic BBD delay line, the DM-2W’s Standard mode captures the lush sound and 20-300 ms delay range of the original DM-2. Custom mode instantly changes the sound to a cleaner analog tone with over twice the delay time.

The DM-2W also includes a jack for controlling delay time with an optional expression pedal. Two output jacks allow for separate output of delay and direct sounds if desired.

For more information, visit www.BOSSUS.com.