Tone Report Weekly 184 - Page 18

walking in Andy’s footsteps As modern day guitarists relishing the many sonic wonders available to us in this Golden Age of Guitar Effects, we owe an enormous debt to the music of the Police and their crafty, imaginative guitarist, Andy Summers. Without his influence, the effects industry might never have become what it is. For myself, I owe the man many debts. Besides the deep personal love I have for his music, his creativity and eager embrace of technology has, in an indirect sort of way at least, allowed me to avoid getting a real job, and instead make my living writing about guitar pedals. What a world! I thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mr. Summers. 18 TONE TALK // Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic: The Guitar Sound of Andy Summers