Live: Mark Tremonti discusses recording during quarantine

The esteemed rock and metal guitarist discusses the impacts of the pandemic on his touring plans, his signature gear and painting houses Live: Joining us from his home for Live, one of the most admired and respected guitar players on the planet, Mark Tremonti, discussed the impact Covid-19 had on their tour in support of Walk The Sky, recording in quarantine and Walk The Sky 2.0.

“We were just beginning the touring cycle on this album… it’s a real shame as it’s the first number one album we’ve had, everything was on the up and up then suddenly everything just got derailed,” he reveals.

Elsewhere, Tremonti discusses his signature PRS MT-15 head, and the detailed inspiration behind it. “The MT-15 is my favourite amp,” Tremonti enthuses. “Like I said about my guitars, I don’t push them because they have my name on it, I do it because it’s my favourite.”

“The same with the MT-15, it’s my favourite amp to plug into when I’m at home. It’s a 15 watt amp that sounds like a 50-watt amp! You can get great response at a low volume, the clean tones are amazing… everything about it. It’s been hard for me to find an amp that does the big, chunky speed metal stuff and also has a great lead tone.”

Watch the interview in full above, and read our interview with Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy on Alter Bridge’s number one album, Walk The Sky, here.

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