NAME: Paul Nelson
PLAYING (YEARS): Quite a few!
STYLE: Metal, Jazz Rock Fusion, Blues, Progressive and many more.
GEAR: It is hard to keep track of what is used on a regular basis because of all the different musical situations involved but here is a description of some of the gear for studio and touring work.
PEDALS: CE-3, (2)DD-3’s, TS 808, CS-3, TU-2, occasionally used as an alternate chorus pedal is the Ibanez DZF 10, recommended by Steve Khan. The crybaby Wha used is a vintage Thomas Organ model 95-910511 as well as a Show-Bud volume pedal and Octave pedal. A Lexicon PCM delay unit might occasionally be used as a substitute delay. Alternate distortion pedals may also be used at times, such as a T10 or a Heavy Metal Pedal in conjunction with an OD1 as a type of pre amp situation.
AMPS: Run in stereo whenever possible. For most shows, back line is supplied and in that case the amps of choice are Fender Twins. Alternate choices may range from Peavey Classic 50’s, Fender Concerts, Roland Jazz Chorus Amps to B.B. King L5 Amps as well as Marshall JCM900 Heads. Depending upon the situation, these amps might be run in a piggy-back fashion (master to slave). On recordings for the WWF’s XFL Line 6 flextones were used and in Europe the back line is usually 2 Mesa Rectifier stacks.
ENDORSEMENTS: Ernie Ball strings and ESP guitars, in the past Dean Markley strings and Randall amps.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Paul has released his first solo album entitled “LOOK” on BWB records and can be found performing the song “Blue” on the highly acclaimed Jason Beaker Tribute “Warmth in the Wilderness” available worldwide on Lion Records www.lionmusic.com. Collaborating with Annihilators new vocalist Joe Commie the two have recently finished recording the songs “Too scared to Run” (Uriah Heep) and “Dungeons are calling” (Savatage) for 2 separate Century Media tribute releases due out in the coming months.
FAVORITE GUITARIST: Jeff Beck
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Can’t think of any…
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Steve Vai he is also the hardest practicer.
FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Feel, Melody, Tone, Edge
YOUR HERO: Any talented player maintaining musical longevity and respect through
dedication to their instrument.
ULTIMATE GOAL: To create a respectable broad range body of recorded works.
CONTACT: Big Wave Management
C/O Paul Nelson
PO BOX 3207