Zone Recording: Atlantic Clinic Tour

Welcome Guitar Nine readers. I have just returned from a successful Atlantic clinic tour for Vox amplifiers.


These were the places that I worked at:

  • 13 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Guitar Clinic, Chez La Guitar, Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 14 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Guitar Clinic, Morris Music, St John, New Brunswick
  • 15 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Guitar Clinic, Sobers Music, Charlottetown, PEI
  • 16 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Guitar Clinic, Buckley's Music, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 17 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Guitar Clinic, Griffith Guitar, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • 20 Nov 2006 7:00 P
    Martone Music at Tom Lee Langley, Langley, British Columbia

I was using the Valvetronix VTX 2 x12 combo and also the new Vox AC 30. Both amps kick some serious ass and both have their certain duties. The VTX give more of the modern sounds as well as vintage, where as the AC 30 is true vintage all the way!

The guitar went into the Digitech Whammy pedal. Then the signal went into the Radial Switchbone pedal which fed the Valvetronix for amp 1 and the AC30 for amp 2.


I was able to control the VTX from the VC-12 foot control which made life very simple.

The parker acoustic side went into an Ernie Ball volume pedal, then into a Route 66 Virtual sound pedal which I used for compression, then into a Digitech Reverb pedal, then direct into the board.

Unfortunately there was no band so I had to use the trusty laptop to play with tracks from my albums.


Both amps were miked with trusty Shure SM57's for that "cool" sound!

The clinics covered the topic being diverse in a multitude of different styles, and also using different sounds (The 5 Sounds of God) to achieve this goal.


Please click here for some video footage of the song Harmonix.

My rep, Sharon Green, was awesome in setting all of this up, as well as the boys back east - Peter Patrick and Andrew Bujold. One of our outings was at Cape Spear, the most eastern point of North America.



The new Martone album, "When the Aliens Come", will be out in February of 2007 through Lion Music. Also, recording commences in December for the next album. I will be back with more recording information at that point.

May the tone be with you!

David Martone is a guitarist from Vancouver, Canada who has released seven solo CDs which showcase his musical diversity and brilliant guitarmanship.

His 2007 CD is entitled "When The Aliens Come", which features a progressive sound incorporating jazz, rock, fusion and metal influences.

David Martone