Butler has also developed an affinity for the E-Bow, a handheld device which induces infinite string vibration to create a sustained, violin-like guitar effect. Related Articles. In an interview with Guitar Player , Butler explained how he manages his dual pickup acoustic guitar tone through a series of preamps and channel splitters.
Courtney Barnett Columns. Gear Rundown: Butler also began touring with a Fender DeVille 4x10 combo following the release of Flesh and Blood, using the amp for the reverb-laden clean tones heard across the album.
View the discussion thread. The Weissenborn was a unique slide guitar concept created in the 1920s that featured a hollow neck, effectively making the instrument a highly adapted body chamber suited for slide playing. Since his humble beginnings as a dreadlocked skater busking on the streets of Fremantle, Butler has gone on to release a myriad of studio and live albums with the John Butler Trio and by himself, achieving worldwide success as an independent artist and cementing himself as one of the finest guitarists of the modern age.