When you think ‘quintessential rock tone’, packed to the rafters with one-of-a-kind character, and a mainstay on some of the world’s all-time best-selling records, one player stands apart. Steve Stevens.
About Steve Stevens
Considered one of the most original axe-smiths to emerge from the ’80s rock scene, and long time collaborator with Billy Idol (a co-writer of such greats including “Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without A Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy”), Steve has cemented himself as a veritable pillar at the leading edge of pristine guitar sonics.
Whether it’s his seminal performance on Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”, his iconic Grammy Award winning performance on “Top Gun Anthem”, or his work with Vince Neil on “Exposed”, Steve’s unmistakable sound is often imitated but never surpassed. From flamenco or an all-out balls-to-the-wall tone, one thing’s for certain: the man can play; better yet, he knows what makes a breathtaking guitar tone.
With his inaugural Two notes release – the Steve Stevens Platinum Collection – Steve empowers you with the fundamental component of his tone-bending knowhow; an exquisite collection of 5 hard-to-come-by and “certified classic” cabs in his expansive collection. Taking your tone to legendary status just got a whole lot simpler!
Destination: studio 606
In the heart of the San Fernando Valley lies a legendary state-of-the-art recording space, Studio 606. This notorious treasure trove for the recording elite was the first – and last – choice when it came to capturing Steve’s Platinum-series cabinet collection. The marriage of an awe-inspiring mic collection, and the legendary Neve® 8028 recording console from Sound City, served as the ultimate venue for one of our most iconic captures to date.
Steve Stevens Platinum Collection
Devising Steve’s DynIR release demanded a special-recipe deserving of this icon in the modern world of guitar-driven virtuosity. First, the venue: San Fernando Valley’s illusive state-of-the-art recording space, Studio 606. Next, the console: the legendary Neve® 8028 recording console from Sound City. Then, the all-important cabinets: five hand-picked 4×12’s from Steve’s personal collection. The iconic Scumback® Purple Raygun cabinet? It’s here! A V30-loaded 1971 Marshall® Basketweave 4×12 cab (complete with Jim Marshall’s hand-drawn signature)? We captured it! What about the V30-equipped 1980’s Marshall® 4×12 cab that graced the seminal Top Gun Anthem and Michael Jackson’s Dirty Dianna? How could we not include it!
This is the Steve Stevens Platinum Collection, an exquisite collection of 5 hard-to-come-by and “certified classic” cabs that guarantee to take your tone to double-platinum status.