April 2011 - Lady Gaga Guitarist Ricky Tillo Hits the Road with Traynor

Ricky Tillo

Guitarist Ricky Tillo has added the hand-wired vintage reissue Traynor YGM3 all-tube combo to his guitar rig while on tour with Lady Gaga.

"YGM-3 is a versatile amp for the studio and live environment," Ricky explains. "I use it with the volume wide open for its natural overdrive and clean it up with my guitar volume. The spring reverb is fantastic. Amazing tone!"

Rapidly building a reputation as one of the most sought after guitarists for high energy touring acts, Ricky Tillo has made his mark playing in some of the most impressive stadium shows in recent memory, including Lady Gaga's critically acclaimed 'Monster Ball' world tour.

When asked to describe his style, Ricky can only explain his approach to the guitar this way; "My influences on guitar are Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Prince, The Edge, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Tom Morello, Jack White, Mike Einziger, John Mayer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, Derek Trucks, Duane Allman, John Frusciante, Charlie Hunter, Wes Montgomery, and Wayne Krantz... Put them all in a blender mixed with Soulwax, Justice, MSTRKFT, NIN, and Daft Punk and you're getting close to what I sound like."

Currently on tour in support of Lady Gaga's new disc 'Born this Way', Ricky will be on tour and making televised appearances throughout 2011 and 2012.


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