alexskolnick Duane Allman's Gold Top, heard on the original "Layla," (Derek & the Dominoes), backstage at Beacon Theater just after being played onstage by Derek Trucks (pictured in back). Incredible night hearing & hanging w the Allman Bros. A jam w yours truly & others was discussed, curtailed by a last minute "no guests for final shows" rule (damn, but totally makes sense). Gig was off the charts! Their mgmt very strict about no pics backstage but we snuck this one! I was amazed at the thin neck, ease with which it plays and how well it's aged (feels like it's from the 90s not the 60s). #Inspired 1d

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alexskolnick Beacon Theater on fire w The Allman Bros. My 1st time (& sadly, last, but so glad I caught 'em). No gimmicks needed! 2d
  •   firelightsranch Sweet 2d
  •   stevako Derek is a beast 2d
  •   fiberlungs Was there last night... Sad to see them go... 2d
  •   pierce628 Derek playing a les paul! Thats weird to see lol 2d
  •   alexskolnick @pierce628 that's Duane's Les Paul, the one he played on Layla. More on that soon... 2d
  •   pierce628 @alexskolnick wow cant wait to hear the story behind it! I remember at NAMM 2012 they had the secret gibson booth with a duane allman replica les paul and i was afraid to touch it! $11,000 for the replica. I couldnt imagine playing Duane's.. what a dream come true it mustve been for Derek. Seen him live twice! Always amazing. 2d

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alexskolnick Not to sound like an old curmudgeon but.. YOU KIDS HAVE IT SO EASY! ;) See this? Studer 24 track 1/2 inch machine (Avatar, NYC). I began my recording career at the tail end of this era, just as everything was about to switch to ADAT (anyone remember those?) & a few yrs before ProTools/Logic etc. Back then, "cut & paste" was literally "cut & tape." And you'd better make a decision about those "keeper" takes or risk running out of tracks ("only" 24, which felt massive- now it's pretty much unlimited). I know, I know. it's kind of like "When I was your age, we had to WALK to school...Fifty miles...Past Alligators..In the snow!!). Nowadays these things sit in the corner unused, except by retro-philes, usually w big names & budgets (Kravitz, Grohl etc). Fun to look back... 2w

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alexskolnick Day two tracking w Wackerman/Beller/Holzman/Getter. So much history in this place, the old "Power Station" (built by Barry Bongiovi, whose nephew swept the floors, recorded a demo in off hours). Same place I blasted out Ben Folds yesterday. All these were recorded here (I've owned a few)... 2w
  •   sdsexton1 @alexskolnick I heard that kid that swept the floors is wanted: dead or alive. 2w
  •   gizoddizamn is that where they recorded Christmas in the Stars??? 2w

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alexskolnick Me & Chad Wackerman rehearsing (for project w Jane Getter/Adam Holzman) pic by @bryanbeller). Held back from geeking out & bringing my Zappa/Holdsworth CDs. 2w

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alexskolnick The first sample unit (feels so good to hold - at last!). Street date: 11/11 3w

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alexskolnick NYC today: Clear skies, Fall temperatures, perfect to jump on the bicycle. View from Brooklyn Bridge Park. 4w

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alexskolnick Back ashore! Great times at sea, highlighted by a finale jam on Rush, VH & more with these characters from the boat. 4w

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alexskolnick Sitting down to learn how 2 use this high-tech gizmotroid (Kemper Profiler Amp). Me: "I am not afraid of you" (shudders) 1mon
  •   oozelumbird Flux capacitor? 1mon
  •   yaronrod @alexskolnick it's really simple but you got to have very quality profiles to make good recording session ! Realy great amp very recommended , and YES This is an amp!!! 1mon
  •   megahertzz Didn't you use the Axe FX , @AlexSkolnick? Were you not satisfied with it? 1mon
  •   masoudhs @behnoodesp :)) 1mon
  •   israelperezp @sabascarataidis chamo ya he visto a varias bandas usando este bicho!! 1mon
  •   alexskolnick @megahertzz Never tried Axe Fx. It was either or, this one out slightly based on reports from folks I know & trust (FOH & studio engineers, players). Seems like they're both great for what the do 1mon
  •   megahertzz I see, @alexskolnick. I thought I saw you using the Axe when I saw Testament in Sweden last year. I guess that green display I saw could have been anything :-P. Hope you'll give a review of the Kemper some time. 1mon
  •   edmehrzad I have had bot the Axe Fx and currently Kemper powerhead rack and I tell ya Kemper blows the Axe Fx right out of the water. 4w

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alexskolnick Morning practice: Revisiting one of my favorite Pat Metheny licks I'd transcribed back in '00 or so. 1mon

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alexskolnick Missed Aerosmith in Jersey last night, but last time I saw Steven Tyler there, I had a really great view! TBT '08 2mon
  •   mvfd36 @asfertiver , that looks to be a TSO show that Tyler was a guest singer at..... 2mon
  •   sixxamfan Two of my favorite men. 2mon
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  •   drose0805 Cool! Love you both!! 2mon
  •   tarikozkilic Best Thrash Metal guitarist ever. 2mon
  •   zetrodus Aren't you glad your dad allowed you to join legacy ? Tell jerry skolnick I said what's up , proud of you !!!! 2mon
  •   alexskolnick @zetrodus - indeed & will do. Heard new stuff, sounding great. Like a thrash Bon Scott/Brian Johnson thing, cool. Glad yer back. Congrats! 1mon
  •   zin_chick That's all kinds of awesome!! 4w

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alexskolnick Happy Labor Day! Spending mine overseeing mixes 4 my album. #LaborOfLove #PlanetaryCoalition 2mon
  •   reddog661 Sounds amazing ! 2mon
  •   hellion88 Cant wait for that album to be ready!!!! 2mon
  •   ahmetozgur666 @alexskolnick what's the console mate? 2mon
  •   mbicca Fucking awesome!!!! 2mon
  •   alexskolnick Thanks all. This is my global acoustic project. The album features 26 guest artists (all master musicians) from 5 continents (@teclas: good ears - RodyGab join me on this track. That's her playing behind me;he and I trade solos later). Oh yes, this project is called "Planetary Coalition" 2mon
  •   alexskolnick PS @ametozgur666 68 Channel SSL @spinrecordingstudio 2mon
  •   dimitristathopoulos Sounds awesome Alex. Can't wait to hear it all! 2mon
  •   teclas Sounds fantastic, can't wait! 2mon

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alexskolnick Mad respect 4 this lady. In a world of NWA's (Nobodies w Attitudes- my term), 1 of the most down 2 Earth, fun (funniest, obviously) & coolest people - so easy 2 hang with u forget she's an actual mega-celeb. Among other topics, we tossed around the idea of starting a law firm - simply because our names would be so perfect:"Skolnick & Silverman." 2mon

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alexskolnick Finally got a copy while in Spain. Issue = Fairly recent. Pic? TBT, circa '09. 2mon
  •   dustincun Look at all that grey! What's up dude? 2mon
  •   alexskolnick @dustincun It's the light beeotch ;). Seriously lol 2mon
  •   aocano619 Cant wait to see you at knotfest Alex!! Your gonna destroy! 2mon
  •   cesar_neyra I hace a copy of that in Lima, Perú!!! Nice interview alex 2mon

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alexskolnick Pic on display at Stockholm Airport, Sweden's biggest musical export. Wonder why this guitar design never caught on? ; ) 2mon
  •   taberock I was there last year. Abba is the Beatles of Sweden 2mon
  •   madbutlers_movie_page Abba had some decent songs. Abba and BeeGees are only disco that I can tolerate. 2mon
  •   nikamo3 Seriously! 2mon
  •   penny_tw Maybe cos risk of impalement is too great? 2mon
  •   grenberg76 Maybe a new cover song by #Testament with @alexskolnick in Bjørn outfit 2mon
  •   alexskolnick You kind of have to give it up to Abba. Not really disco, not really part of any movement. Interesting that Yngwie & Abba hail from the same region. I'd pay to see that collaboration. Still, I take Esbjörn Sevensson as my favorite Swedish export. 2mon
  •   drose0805 LOL! 2mon
  •   drose0805 I never was into Abba as a kid.. maybe because my older brothers made fun of em! :-D Oh well... 2mon

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alexskolnick View from soundboard last night, Falun, Sweden 2mon

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alexskolnick Hard to remember street names in Finland, but I think I've got this one. My name (kind of, sort of) 3mon

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alexskolnick Having gone from studio lockdown straight to tour, it's so nice 2 have a few days off here: La Coruña, Galicia, Spain. 3mon
  •   robinsar02 God, I hope I can see you!! I live there hahaha @alexskolnick 3mon
  •   trisgb You were great in your Resurrection concert! 3mon
  •   blabpipe Wow, awesome shot :) 3mon
  •   deadlioness Oh gosh, it looks terrible ;) 3mon
  •   cyb9 @alexskolnick great gig on Saturday :D :D w/ lot rain but very nice \m/ 3mon
  •   mitchansan Enjoy the foods 3mon
  •   dustincun Right on Al....let me know next time you're swinging thru SoCal 3mon

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alexskolnick Grazie Cagliari! Great way 2 kick off tour last night, bravo. This pic by "Signore" Di Giorgio 3mon

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alexskolnick This was worth 12+ hrs travel & 3 flights. Buon Giorno Sardinia! 3mon
  •   iceonguitar Gorgeous 3mon
  •   olisansom Just leaving Florence now. This neck of the woods is a little bit magic. Mind you, 23 hours to get here from aus ;) 3mon
  •   theapprenticedrummer Yeah! I see you're at T-hotel!! 3mon
  •   nikamo3 Neat! I'm headed to bologna in a week! 3mon
  •   victorage1 Ovni effect? o.O 3mon
  •   verronique__ @alexskolnick can you take me with u please. 3mon
  •   jack_thrash Amazing show yesterday! You're so amazing we all had great fun 3mon
  •   imanfirman73 Awesome...Come to Indonesia please 2mon

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