“I know. For years you’ve thought “they’re just cables.” And most are. But Analysis Plus is different. Once you use one, it actually becomes as much a part of your sound as the amp and the guitar. You don’t have to be an audiophile to hear and feel the difference."
Johnny Hiland Band
some say the best guitar player in the world
"I think Johnny Hiland is the most versatile guitar player I've ever heard. From Bill Monroe to Eddie Van Halen, he can play it all." - RICKY SKAGGS If you tried, you couldn't make up a story this good: legally blind kid grows up in a trailer home in rural Maine. A guitar prodigy, he tours with the family band starting at age 8, wins local and regional competitions, moves to Nashville, ends up dropping jaws all over town, doing sessions with Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Janie Fricke and many more, and gets signed by Steve Vai when his manager leaves a demo snippet on Steve's voicemail box. To find out more go to www.johnnyhilandband.com. Analysis Plus instrument cables are featured in his new DVD.
"Love these cables...BEST I have every used" - Johnny Hiland
“I think Johnny is the most versatile guitar player I’ve ever heard. From Bill Monroe to Eddie Van Halen, he can play it all.”
- Ricky Skaggs
Danny Rader (on tour with Keith Urban)
Danny has been called upon for his talents by many of Nashville's top artists including Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Leann Rimes, Trace Adkins, Jewel, Big & Rich, and Gretchen Wilson. Whether it's in the studio or on stage, playing electric, acoustic, ganjo, mandolin, bazouki or keyboard, he's come to rely on Analysis Plus cables to get his sound from his rig to the console.
"I'm hearing things in my tone that I never heard with other cables. I'm actually spending far less time tweaking and more time playing. I'm never going back! Every player out there needs to check out Analysis Plus cables! They sound killer, and they will resist any outside noise. Do yourself a favor, get one!"
Photo credit left & above: Brad Belanger
Scott bernard (Kenny Loggins)
Scott Bernard was born into a musical family in the small town of New Iberia, La., where he was heavily influenced by his older siblings record collections which included albums by The Beatles, Kansas, Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, Paul McCartney and Wings among others. He started playing guitar and joined his first band at age 9. In high school he delved into jazz artists such as Al DiMeola and Chic Corea. Scott began playing in top 40 club bands at the young age of 16, which helped broaden his playing styles. By age 19, Scott quit the club scene and started to focus on music that supported his newly found faith. He started a Christian rock trio by the name of Big Difference and played gigs along the Gulf coast. He also began playing studio sessions, recording guitar for local artists as well as singing and playing on regional jingles, all the while recording and writing his own material. Soon after moving to Nashville in 1999 to pursue a music career, he started playing guitar for many different Christian and country artists. He is also a singer/songwriter in the Nashville area. The list of artists Scott has recorded and/or toured with continues to grow. .....Artists Scott Bernard has worked with:......... Kenny Loggins, Mark Schultz, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Shannon Brown, Adam Nitti, Chely Wright, Katrina Elam, Nicole C. Mullen, Paul Overstreet, Erin O'Donnell, Natalie Grant, Danny Chambers Musical influences: Phil Keaggy, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Kansas, Dann Huff, The Beatles, E.L.O., King's X, Jellyfish, Brian May
"Just recieved my Analysis Plus cables and Man! What a difference a cable makes! You can hear the difference without even trying. Clarity, clarity,clarity! You can tell this is a serious cable by just holding it in your hands and feeling the weight of it. Built like a tank and sounds like nothing between your guitar and amp! If you want to hear your guitar the way God intended it to sound, don't waste time with inferior cables. Tone is too important. Analysis Plus cables are the real deal."
-Scott Bernard (Kenny Loggins)
Josh Henson - on tour with Kellie Pickler (American Idol)
"Tone starts at the cable... Analysis Plus cables are the best for musicians who care about their tone"
Mr. Masanori Sera
"I like Pro Oval Studio."
At the time of his debut, Masanori Sera brought an energetic rock & roll sound to an unsuspecting Japan. Within the Japanese music business, Mr.Sera was the first to take Japanese rock music mainstream, practically owning the #1 chart position at the time.
After the breakup of TWIST, Mr. Sera added the acoustic guitar to his brand of electric rock music, and starting in 1990, began acoustic concerts throughout Japan. Mr. Sera's solo acoustic shows have become renowned for showcasing his uniquely powerful performance style.
Now Masanori Sera, with his acoustic guitar, is free to regularly collaborate with the finest Japanese and foreign musicians.
Paul Carrack (Mike & The Mechanics, Ace's, Squeeze)
Jeremy Meek (Paul Carrack Band)
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“The Analysis Plus leads have totally transformed my in-ear monitor sound. I have no idea how it works technically, but there is so much more clarity and detail to the sound which is crucial when relying totally on an in-ear mix. It’s made a massive difference…Thanks to Analysis Plus and aanvil audio for supplying the cables.”
“I love the Analysis Plus Bass Oval cable because it give a balanced sound with a linear response. Not only is there more clarity and punch, but more bass as well. The bass sound is very musical and fits well into the overall musical picture. As a bonus my instrument has become more responsive…”
About Paul Carrack...
The former vocalist of Mike and The Mechanics and the voice behind world-wide hits such as Ace's "How Long", Squeeze's "Tempted" and the timeless classic "The Living Years", has a deserved reputation as a stunning live performer.
After a highly successful summer as special guest for The Eagles at arenas across the UK and Europe, the Sheffield-born singer and songwriter is back on tour to promote his acclaimed new album "I know That Name".
The album has received heavy airplay on BBC Radio 2 and the single "I Don't Want to Hear Any More" featuring Don Henley and fellow Eagle Timothy B. Schmit, on backing vocals, has been recorded and released as a single by The Eagles also.
Carrack’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in Britsh pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.
"With BIG enjoyment I`m using for a long time of Analysis Plus Pro cables. I`m using different line of Analysis Plus Pro cables on stage and on recording studio too. My API Pro cables are : Custom power supply dedicated for my pedal effects, patch Black Oval on my pedal board and Yellow Oval on all my electric guitars. All these Pro cables are highest possible quality and I can heartily recommend them for all those who care about their tone !"
"I’ve had problems with unreliable cables for years. My Big Green Analysis Plus cable is not only the most reliable cable I’ve ever used, but it also sounds incredible! It’s clear, responsive tone with balanced highs and lows make it the only cable I play through now!.......Thanks" -Jessica Munn
Cowtonw Society's "Rising Star 2112" recipient. Member of Shoot Low Sheriff is a Western Swing band based in Dallas, Texas. Formed in 2008, the 7-piece group consists of vocalist Erik Swanson (formerly of Cowboys & Indians and the Texas Gypsies), Brandon Lusk (trumpet), Dustin Ballard (fiddle/electric mandolin), Jessica Munn (guitar), Larry Reed (bass), Geoff Vinton (drums), and Wayne Glasson. In 2009, their song "Old Alton Rag" was featured in a television commercial for Jack Daniels and in 2012, the band was named "Western Swing Group of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists.
Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
Megadeth is known for a distinctive guitar style, often involving complex, intricate musical passages, and trade off guitar solos. Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman, December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist. He is most widely recognized for his tenure as lead/rhythm guitarist for the band for close to ten years. He has resided in Japan since 2003. He hosted his own television programs, Rock Fujiyama and Jukebox English on Japanese television.
"When I use Analysis Plus cables, I know that I`m using the best possible "road" from my guitar to my amp, and I can rest assured that the best quality of sound will be there for me so I can concentrate on my playing with confidence." - Marty
Bukovac began playing guitar at age ten, and started playing his first shows at age thirteen. He grew up in Willowick, Ohio and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1992, where he found work playing for Tanya Tucker, Lionel Cartwright and others. He also toured with Wynonna Judd, but by 1999, Bukovac decided to stop touring and play as a session musician. He won the MusicRow Magazine Session Guitarist of the Year Award five years consecutively, and has earned a series of nominations from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music (he won ACM Guitarist of the Year for 2008 and 2010)
"I love these Analysis Plus cables, They're very well made and they sound great....what else do you want from life?"
"Finally a cable that makes me feel like there's nothing between my favorite guitar and my favorite amp" Jedd Hughes
Growing up in the small south Australian town of Quorn, Jedd was first given the gift of country music by his father, who loved the sounds of Australian traditional country singer Slim Dusty, and American icons such as Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins. At age eight, he won first place at the Port Pirie Country Music Festival. One year later, Jedd's dad gave him a few guitar lessons, and by age 10 he was playing a custom-made De Gruchy acoustic guitar. At 12, Jedd was chosen to represent Australia on a three-week tour of Europe, performing at the International Music For Youth festivals held in France, Belgium and Sweden. "My parents knew I was into music, but they didn't really know how far I would take it," says Jedd. "After that tour happened, I think they figured I was pretty serious about it." Attending South Plains College proved to be more than a confidence-builder - it also led to Jedd's meeting with the man who'd soon be his producer, Terry McBride. Terry, who'd enjoyed much success with his trio McBride and the Ride, did a workshop at the college. Later at a student showcase, he noticed there was something different about the young guitarist who was expertly picking a tribute to Chet Atkins and Roy Nichols on his guitar and singing a Buddy Miller song with soul beyond his years. He talked with Jedd after the show and offered to write with him if he ever made the move to Nashville. Soon after, Jedd called Music City home and the pair began writing. "We probably wrote over 80 songs between April 2002 and March 2003," notes Jedd. Since his move to Nashville, Jedd has earned the respect of Nashville's elite. His list of admirers is long - and reads like a "Who's Who" of country music. The songwriter and accomplished guitar player is beloved by such respected artists as Patty Loveless, Sarah Buxton, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss and Guy Clark. If fact, just six weeks after landing in Music City, Jedd auditioned to be the lead guitarist for Patty Loveless. "Billy Thomas, who'd played with Patty on and off through the years, heard that Patty was looking for a new acoustic player and singer to do the Down From the Mountain tour. I was already a fan of her music, so I went and auditioned - and physically shook the whole time," he recalls, laughing. "I walked out of that audition thinking, 'There is no way I'm going to get this gig because I just made a complete idiot of myself.'" Yet only one hour later, Jedd was asked to join Patty's rehearsal - and then he was invited to play the Grand Ole Opry the next night. "So I did, and the day after that I was playing at MerleFest, with Tony Rice standing on the side of the stage! It all happened so quickly and I feel so lucky that it all worked out like that." "Country music still excites me like I'm four years old," he adds. "There have always been so many possibilities with country. Cash was doing what he was doing, and Merle was doing his own thing, too. There were all these different country artists, but it was always still country music. And country music is still cool."
Joshua Craig Podolsky
"THE BEST CABLE I HAVE EVER USED !"
From his prolific solo work as a Producer, Writer, Video Game Music Composer and Author, to his prominent memberships in many influential groups, Joshua Craig Podolsky has displayed one of the most fiery creative personas of our time and has continually affirmed his stance in the upper echelon of contemporary super guitarists. Equally attention-grabbing as his incendiary chops, Joshua’s stage show and visual presence remain unique among the rock field. Joshua Craig originally hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1997 to 2006, Joshua was a top call session musician in Los Angeles, California, performing on over 36 million albums. Joshua then decided to begin his career as a Frontman/Songwriter/Producer, enter “The Alien Blakk.”
The recording by The Alien Blakk, entitled Bekoming, celebrates this unparalleled artist’s achievements in sonic sound and aggressive approach equally.
He has worked with the likes of Rob Halford, Coolio, Xzibit, Motograter, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre as well as members of Megadeth, Fear Factory, Testament, KISS, White Zombie, Whitesnake, CKY, Flotsam & Jetsam, Earshot, Adema, Soulfly, Murderdolls, Fight, Methods Of Mayhem, Stuck Mojo, Halford, Double Drive, Powerman 5000, Death and Cypress Hill to name a few
Mike Adkins (Uncle Kracker)
"I've been working w/ audio cables for over half my life. Years before my success as a professional musician, I worked as a home entertainment salesman. And, had the opportunity to build my knowledge of cables, by attending numerous amounts of training seminars for different distributors. In these seminars, I learned the ins and outs of cabling. What distinguishes a good cable from a bad cable, what to listen for, and what to look for. Hands down, Analysis-Plus Cables are the best in the industry. Once you try them, you will never want to go back!"
Mike Adkins, guitarist for Uncle Kracker, grew up in Livonia, Michigan a suberb of Detroit. Born in 1983, he began learning classical piano at the young age of 8 years old. Just a few years later, he moved on to the guitar which would become his passion for rest of his life. Adkins, prior to joining Uncle Kracker, had already shared the stage w/ musical greats such as: Eric Clapton, BB King, and Jeff Beck. He was raised on classic rock and blues, and that influence definitely shows in his playing. "My parents took me to my first concert at a very young age, I saw the Stones when I was 6 years old and it changed my life..." says Adkins. In 2009, Mike was tapped by Top Dawg/Atlantic recording artist Uncle Kracker, and since has played countless shows w/ the band, appeared in the music video for the new single "Smile", and has had the opportunity to appear on numerous television shows including The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien, Regis & Kelly Live, Fox & Friends, and the CBS Early show, just to name a few. Mike proudly endorses Robert Keeley Electronics, Nady Wireless Inc, GHS Strings, and Egnater Amplifiers.
Mike is playing the DARK CHOCOLATE OVAL cable in the pictures
The photo is of them opening in Oct-2011 for B. B. King at Gruene Hall in Gruene Texas. (this one is before the cables, I tried to get one the other night at the show, but it was too dark, feel free to use this for now, if you like, and I will send a better one later.)
Glenn Peterson, Jr. Age 15 Lead vocals / Guitar
Glenn plays the blues with a heavy influence of funk in his rhythm guitar playing, and a smooth, jazz-like technique combined with a traditional blues approach in his lead work. Growing up in Bastrop, Texas, Glenn spends much of his time playing in surrounding Austin, Texas venues such as Antone’s “Home of the Blues” and the Saxon Pub, among others. Glenn reaches way back to find his inspiration in musicians including Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Freddie King, Albert King, B.B. King, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Hazel, Phelps “Catfish” Collins, Ernie Isley, Glen Goins, Jimi Hendrix, Derek O’Brien, Curtis Mayfield, Wes Montgomery, Luther Allison, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Copeland, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter, T- Bone Walker, Carlos Santana, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, George Benson, “Guitar Slim” Eddie Jones, Lightning Hopkins, Gary Shider, and the list goes on. Susan Antone has described the Peterson Brothers as, “…miniature Muddy Waterses”.
Glenn’s driving force for playing his music is his passion for the blues; he is passionate and creative when it comes to keeping real music alive. Glenn has been on this journey for many years, beginning at the age of 10 when he started his first band with a couple of friends. Very soon afterward he and his younger brother Alex, then 8, who plays bass guitar and violin, decided to go for it together. Recently they have added new drummer, Connor Marshall, together they make up the Peterson Brothers Band.
Glenn has had the honor of playing with many musicians that have paved the way including Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Sonny Rhodes, Derek O’Brien, Bob Margolin, Michael Burks, and others.
"Analysis plus cables are the best cables I've ever used, hands down.I can hear every note and dynamic I play."
Alex Peterson Age 12 Vocals / Bass Guitar / Violin
Alex and his older brother Glenn both share a passion for music, especially the Blues. Alex brings the thump, with some funk and a smooth jazzy sound to the group. Bobby Whitlock of Derek and the Dominos has described Alex as, “the most incredible bass player I’ve ever heard. It’s just amazing.” Growing up in Bastrop, Texas, Alex’s love of music has taken him to exciting places and provided the opportunity to play with legendary musicians well beyond his years. Each musician shares a wealth of knowledge and their only request is for the boys to pass on the knowledge to the next child, which they do by taking every opportunity to teach any child that wants to learn.
Alex is always reading and has read about almost any bass player you can name. He has also had the opportunity to meet a few of them. All of this has helped him to learn the secrets to making the bass sound exactly like he wants it to. A few of these legendary and influential bass players include Bootsy Collins, TM Stevens, Brian Hardgrove, Tommy Shannon, Larry Fulcher, Bob Stroger, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, James Jamerson, Billy Cox, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Ron Carter, and many more.
Alex has had the honor of playing with many musicians that have paved the way including Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Sonny Rhodes, Derek O’Brien, Bob Margolin, Ernie Durawa, Elvin Bishop, Michael Burks, and others.
"Analysis plus cables really open up my basses tone. They make a bass sound like what its supposed to sound like".
Dan Hochhalter - on tour with Dierks Bentley
Born and raised just outside of Minnesota's Twin Cities, Dan started playing violin soon after learning to read. As years passed, Dan's lessons on the violin evolved into fiddle lessons. His musical aptitude was apparent, and he started entering talent contests and performing in local bands. Dan dedicated his teenage years to performing in Minnesota clubs and bars on nights and weekends, gaining valuable experience that would lead Dan to success in the future. At 20-years-old, Dan decided to take his career further and moved to Nashville in search of a nationally touring band to join. With preparation, hard work and plenty of good fortune, Dan landed his first gig in Nashville, playing fiddle with Lonestar. After a few years, Dan was invited to join Gretchen Wilson's band on the fiddle. Since moving from Minnesota, he has performed and/or recording with many talented artists, including, Carrie Underwood, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), James Otto, John Rich, Blaine Larsen, John Fogerty, Josh Kelly, Easton Corbin and currently on tour with Dierks Bentley.
"Analysis Plus cables are the best sounding and most durable cables I've ever had the pleasure of using. Whether I'm on the road or in the studio, I use them on everything....fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, microphones...you name it! They are simply the best around."
Derek Renfroe first picked up a guitar in 2007. Since then, it has been a wild ride. Derek is now a notable local musician at the tender age of 16. He uses an 8 string guitar for most performances, citing its "wide tonal capabilities" for helping to produce his unique blend of melodic and technical playing. Derek has performed alongside the Steve Miller Band, and opened for both Gerald Albright an...d Kirk Whalum on separate occasions, opened for the Emotions at the Cook Convention Center and I have been playing with Guitar Center Drum Off 2009 Champion, Ramon Sampson. He is currently in the process of writing a second album with Glasgow Symphony. Renfroe comments that "the sky is the limit, and I know that I have plenty more in me." In the short time that the musician has attained such accolades, it is hard to dispute his statement.
"Upon plugging in my new Analysis Plus cable, I took a double take. My guitar has never sounded so alive and responsive. I had to plug in my old cables again to make sure I wasn't just hearing things. After the comparison, I promptly threw away every cable I owned that wasn't Analysis Plus. The technology behind these cables is incredible!"
Ron Robinson (Sonic Flood, Temporary Celebrity)
After A/B ‘ing Analisys Plus Cable against 2 other well-known companies cable, there was no question my tone was fatter, tighter and had amazingly better top end. You could hear the “hair” on the top of the tone a lot more. That inspires me. Bottom line, You have a great amp, a great guitar, so why would you not put the best cable between them? With Analisys Plus I finally feel like my cable is as good any other guitar or amp that I own. There is no other instrument cable out there that will do that. period - Ron Robinson (Sonicflood, Temporary Celebrity)
What do you get when you take the first two American Idol winning songwriters, a genius producer and a guitar hero, and put them in the same band? Something unexpected and multi-dimensional. Temporary Celebrity. Scott Krippayne, Regie Hamm, Kent Hooper and Ron Robinson have marshaled their collective writing, producing, singing and playing skills into a collective that is brash, pop-centric, rock-edged and introspective. The clash of styles and influences brews the perfect storm of hooks, melodies, lyrics and sonic surprises. Like a great novel that keeps you turning the pages and not knowing where the story is going next, Temporary Celebrity takes you on a musical journey that twists and turns through lead vocalists, subject matter and melodic acrobatics that keeps you guessing yet coming back for more. Scott Krippayne - soaring vocals and timeless melodic sensibilities. Regie Hamm - perplexed point of view and weathered soul. Kent Hooper - sonic Jedi and Zen composer. Ron Robinson - master six-stringsman and soulful songster. They make up Temporary Celebrity. The new 15 minutes for the new attention span. Enjoy!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station
Photos by Ethan Block
For the past twenty years, Ron Block has been the spiritual touchstone of Alison Krauss and Union Station, contributing sterling musicianship on banjo, guitar, vocals, and songwriting.
Alison Krauss and Union Station have recorded 10 of Block's songs since 1992, including There Is A Reason, In The Palm of Your Hand, Jesus Help Me To Stand, and A Living Prayer, which received a 2006 Gospel Music Association Dove award. His songs have also been recorded and performed by Rhonda Vincent ("You're In My Heart"), Randy Travis ("Which Way Will You Choose"), Dan Tyminski ("Be Assured," "The One You Lean On," and "It All Comes Down To You"), Michael W. Smith ("Loving You Eternally"), Rhonda Vincent ("You're In My Heart"), the Cox Family, and the Forbes Family.
Block's first solo album, Faraway Land (Rounder, 2001), met with great critical acclaim and raised the bar for Block as an artist for his Rounder Records follow-up, DoorWay. Boasting an all-star lineup featuring Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Barry Bales, Adam Steffey, Stuart Duncan, Viktor Krauss, Suzanne and Sidney Cox, Andy Hubbard (Little Big Town) and Homer, Lisa, and Lori Forbes, among others. Billboard Magazine/All Music Guide says, "Ron Block is best known to bluegrass lovers as the banjo player with Union Station, Alison Krauss' backing band. But he's also an excellent singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and on his second solo album he expands his stylistic parameters to very winning effect." Barnes and Noble: "His Union Station mates Jerry Douglas and Dan Tyminski may be better known, but Ron Block levels the playing field with his second solo album, an assertive exploration of his Christian faith."
Ron has also produced The Forbes Family's In the Shadow of Your Wings, a classic of contemporary bluegrass gospel, and co-produced and played on Sierra Hull's debut recording, Secrets.
Block has also recorded with Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Fernando Ortega, Andrew Peterson, Susan Ashton, Vince Gill, the Cox Family, Clint Black, Dan Tyminski, Bill Frisell, Josh Turner, Billy Dean, Michael Johnson, Ronnie Bowman, Dailey and Vincent, Bradley Walker, Twila Paris, McBride and the Ride, and many other country, bluegrass, and Christian artists, and received an Album of the Year Grammy Award for his work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.
"I first tested the Analysis Plus cable using my 1965 Strat through an early 60's Fender Deluxe. When I traded out my ordinary guitar cable for the AP cable, my tone was instantly much fatter, rounder, with more high end. I've since redone my pedal board with Analysis Plus. They make a huge difference."
Craig Morgan Band
photo credit Chris Hughes.
"Love these cables."
Matt Reviere - - on tour with Soctty McCreey (American Idol winner)
This is what Steve Nall, head engineer had to say about Matt Reviere - "Of course, a band with a rhythm section like this has to have a simply monstrous guitarist. Matt Reviere is that man. At only 19 he shows the talent of players like the great Steve Vai and Frank Zappa. Check out the dueling solos of Matt Reviere and Kory at the end of "Tower of Inspiration" and you'll understand."
"After A/B testing it with another cable from a well known, Japanese sounding company, I noticed a very pleasing difference. The Analysis Plus cable seemed to restore frequencies that weren't represented as well in the other one and made the overall sound much more 'there'. I was left saying, "So that's what this guitar sounds like."
Chris Rodriguez (Leann Rhimes & Kenny Loggins)
Lead Guitarist, Chris Rodriguez, was blessed with one of the most identifiable talents in the industry. Throughout his successful career, Chris Rodriguez has played with some of Country Music’s finest, like Keith Urban and most recently Leann Rhimes, and Kenny Loggins. Chris uses Analysis Plus’ Yellow Oval Cables live and in the studio.
Chris was born in Bronx, New York, and moved to Nashville, becoming a veteran of the scene in the early 1990s. His debut album, Beggar's Paradise, was released by Sony in 1999.
"The best cables I have ever used - I LOVE THEM!"
Julien Kasper - Professor, Berklee College of Music
"I recently switched to an Analysis Plus speaker cable and the difference has been remarkable! The Analysis Plus brings significant size, depth, and harmonic richness to my tone that seemed to be missing with other cables. With this cable my amp "breaths" more easily and it feels more responsive. Julien Kasper Professor Berklee College of Music check out his new CD "Trance Groove" www.julienkasper.com
Julien was born in France in 1962 to American parents and spent his youth as an army child moving around the American south. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he took up the guitar at the age of eight. In 1978 at sixteen, while living in Tallahassee, Florida, Julien began touring with the legendary blues/rock band Crosscut Saw featuring harmonica virtuoso and singer Pat Ramsey. After several years and one album (recently reissued on Akarma), Julien decided to seek more challenging musical terrain. He moved to the fertile music town of Austin, TX where he gigged constantly, honing his skill among the city’s heavy hitting players for four years.
Despite the great musicians in Austin, Julien was frustrated by the lack of a vibrant jazz scene so he accepted a scholarship to attend the jazz program at the University of Miami. He put himself through school playing with IKO IKO, the house band at Tobacco Road, Miami’s blues and roots mecca, which allowed him to share the stage with a who’s who of blues legends and touring artists. An improvisational blues/jam band, IKO IKO gave Julien the opportunity to develop and organically integrate the advanced concepts he was learning in school into his virtuosic blues/rock sound. After graduating from UM Julien received another offer too good to refuse - a jazz guitar fellowship at University of North Texas - which brought him back to Texas in 1992 to complete his Master’s degree. While in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area Julien expanded his musical boundaries by gigging in country, blues, rock, and jazz groups and launching the first edition of the Julien Kasper Band with drummer Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting, Wayne Krantz).
Julien is now based in Boston, Massachusetts where, in addition to writing, performing, and recording his original music, he is a professor on the guitar faculty at Berklee College of Music and an avid all-season surfer
Brian Oaks - on tour with Lonestar
Currently on tour with Lonestar
"I am using the black oval and the the Studio Pro going to and from my main pedalboard. I actually had to redial my amps as I was hearing things sonically I never did before. Amazing cables..... "
Phil Hilborne - Solo Artist/Top UK Session Musician
For the past 20 years Phil has worked regularly with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko Mc Brain. Phil has held numerous guitar clinics in the UK and Europe, including the prestigious Bath International Guitar Festival (1999-2006) Head of guitar at Felsted music school (1993-1999) Visiting faculty; MI London, Guitar Institute Acton and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Phil has many book credits, is involved as Music/CD Editor for many publications. Phil is also active as a Producer/Engineer and as an artist doing many solo recordings with numerous artists. For six years Phil has regularly played in the Queen Show 'We Will Rock You' in London's West End, and is currently on a nationwide arena tour in the USA with 'Flashback' . For a complete listing visit www.philhilborne.com
"I am using analysis plus cables for all of my guitar cord, rack and speaker wiring on the current 'Flashback' USA arena tour - I am amazed by the clarity, accuracy and depth of the tone and also by the fantastic build quality - nice one!" - Phil
Colin Cripps produced and played guitar on Jim Cuddy's The Light That Guides You Home, released September 2006 which won the juno for best AAA record of the year in 2007. He also worked with Sarah McLachlan, Justin Rutledge, Bryan Adams, Collin Herring and Dawn Langstroth in 2006 and 2007 for upcoming album releases. In 2007 Cripps worked on Kathleen Edwards' Asking for Flowers and Bryan Adams' 11 both of which were released in March 2008. He also tours as the main guitarist for Kathleen Edwards, Bryan Adams and The Jim Cuddy Band.
Colin Cripps is a Canadian musician and record producer. He has been a member and producer of the bands Crash Vegas and Junkhouse, and a frequent collaborator with bands such as Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy Band, and The Headstones. He has also produced and written material for Kathleen Edwards, Be Good Tanyas, Big Wreck, Tom Wilson, Colin James, Craig Cardiff, Jim Cuddy, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Stephen Fearing and Oh Susanna. He has also worked in film, composing the music for Wrestling with Shadows, The Life and Death of Owen Hart, Machine Gun and Planet Storm.
"Hi Mark,wanted to let you know the Pro Oval Studio is working out fantastic. I am using it here in Vancouver at the Warehouse playing and producing a record with Bryan Adams and Kathleen Edwards. I am thrilled with the results. Definitely the best sounding cable I have ever used.Thanks again,"
Chris Rodriguez & Brad Rice of Keith Urban's Band
Keith Urban's Band chose Analysis Plus Oval instrument cables for their new world tour. Picture of Chris Rodriguez and Brad Rice with Duesenburg Guitars and Analysis Plus Oval instrument cables.
Chad Jeffers - on tour with Carrie Underwood
Chad Jeffers has performed with some of music’s top artists including:
Cofounder of Pinmonkey
And Countless Studio Work
Also appeared on:
The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno
Late Show with David Letterman
Saturday Night Live
Grand Ole Opry
The People’s Choice Award Show
Good Morning America
The Today Show
CMA Award show
ACM Award Show
CMT Award Show
Billboard Award Show
And many others
"A strong signal chain is vital in both the studio and live! To ensure you get the be best tone possible, use Analysis Plus Cables!"
"I believe believe that GTR cables are instruments and are a huge part of achieving my sound. The Analysis Plus Pro Oval is an excellent cable for guitar! Check um out kids!!!"
"I'm a huge skeptic when it comes to concepts such as power cables making any difference in an amps sound and I must say I heard it right away! Crazy!!! My amp that already sounded fabulous became even more dynamic and expressive! I'm a believer now!! Great stuff!!"
Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse
Issaquah, WA, indie rock trio Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 by vocalist/guitarist Isaac Brock, bassist Eric Judy, and drummer Jeremiah Green. The Lonesome Crowded West, was the band's breakthrough, and in the wake of a major-label bidding war, they signed to Sony. The rarities collection Building Nothing out of Something appeared on Up in early 2000, followed later that year by their long-awaited Epic debut, The Moon & Antarctica. In 2001, the band issued the Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks EP and K released Sad Sappy Sucker, a "lost album" that was intended to be the group's full-length debut back in 1994. Brock kept busy with his Ugly Casanova side project, which delivered Sharpen Your Teeth in 2002. Modest Mouse finally returned in 2004 with Good News for People Who Love Bad News, their best-received record and a Top 40 hit as well. For their next record, Brock enlisted the help of former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who not only added his songwriting and playing skills to We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank -- which was released in early 2007.
"Analysis plus is a huge improvement for pure, strong signal, especially recording" - Isaac Brock
Modest Mouse is on tour this summer in The United States
Rhythm guitarist for the Dire Straits from 1985 to 1988. In the late 1970s Jack had become a Monday night fixture at Kenny's Castaways on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, performing with his band, The Leisure Class the place for up and coming acts. A revolving door of members included "John K"—bassist for Cyndy Lauper, Madonna, David Bowie and Serge Gainsbourg—Carlos Alomar, guitarist for David Bowie, Iggy Pop – Bobby Choiunard drummer for Billy Squier and Peter Wolf.
"The Black Oval is incredible. At long last, I can hear the subtleties and dynamics of my playing shine through even the most distorted, fx twisted tones!! Love the silent plug, too, which takes the noisy nightmare out of jumping from the electric planks to the acoustics. Yeah baby, Analysis Plus! Let it Rock!"
Jamey Ice ( Green River Ordinance)
Built on a foundation of hope, the band was formed by brothers Jamey (guitar) and Geoff Ice (bass) while the brothers were still in their teens, later Josh Jenkins (guitar), Denton Hunker (drums), and Wilkerson entered the line-up. After recording their first album in their church’s basement, GRO was soon opening for Bon Jovi in Houston and playing gigs every weekend. Then in early 2009 the band released their first major label debut on Virgin Records. Since its release, Out of My Hands has earned GRO coveted spots on tours with the likes of Collective Soul, Gavin DeGraw, NeedtoBreathe, and David Cook. Plus, the band’s song “Outside” was heard on MTV’s “The Hills” and “On Your Own” was used as the men’s sign-off song for the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”
"The Yellow Oval is awesome!! It really makes a difference! The bass is tightened up, highs are smooth and sweet, and it really cuts thru sooo nice!
"I A/B’d the Analysis Plus cable against every other cable I have ever used and was blown away by the difference. This is by far the best cable out there."
Dave Malone - The Radiators
" My association with the ToneQuest Report has afforded me vast amounts of info on gear. I've upgraded my cables several times in the past few years and...now...finally, I can stop searching. Analysis Plus cables sound fantastic and are the ones I intend to use from here on out!"
Dave Malone - born August 29, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana is best known as the guitarist/vocalist, and sometimes songwriter, of The Radiators. He has also worked with a wide variety of other musicians, in and out of New Orleans. He has recorded more than a dozen albums with the Radiators, including their latest release Dreaming Out Loud (SCI Fidelity, 2006). They maintain a strong, loyal fan base and are on the road relentlessly.
It was Thackerys time on stage with Muddy Waters that branded deep within his musical soul. He's one of the few blues guitarists who learned first hand from the masters of the blues. Jimmy was cofounder of the Nighthawks and then went on to the Assassins and Drivers before going on the road as a solo musician doing nearly 300 shows a year proving each night that he is still the guitar powerhouse in the blues.
"well I never believed any of that mumbo jumbo about cables making that big of a difference, expecially short ones in the pedal board - boy was I wrong, these analysis plus cables have removed all the noise from my rig, and I now can adjust the pedals for maximum tone-not minimum noise. These cables in conjunction with my Category 5 amps are dramatically changing the way I play and what I can do with the guitar-watch out!" Jimmy Thackery
Tab Benoit and Leon Medica (photos by Jarrod Vrazel )
"These cables are industrial strength and they sound great!" Tab Benoit
"These base cables are fantastic, I can now here the full eq signature of each note". Leon Medica from Lousiana Lereoux
2006 Grammy Nominee, Louisiana Wetlands Activist, Cajun Roots Musician Tab Benoit won the 2006 Blues Music Association’s “B.B. King’s Entertainer of the Year” and “Best Male Contemporary Blues” awards. These awards were received at the same time that his staring role in Imax Picture’s “Hurricane on the Bayou” was garnishing positive attention from many critics and new found fans across the US.
"No matter if I'm in the studio or on stage, Analysis Plus is my only choice. These cables are just as important as the guitar and the amp. Simply amazing! "
Cody Nadeau is part of NOA which is quickly becoming the newest creative voice in commericial music production. Current collaborations include work with Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga) and Matt Wallace (Maroon 5 and Train). Solo performances from NOA include national tours and appearances with 50 cent, Drake, Paramore, B.O.B., Fall Out Boy, KeSha, Weezer and MGMT. Mentored by award winning commercial music composer Kevin Nadeau, NOA sees the world as their movie, and they are ready to write their own score
Rez Abbasi Trio
“ When performing, It’s important for me to have the best response from any piece of gear. In the past,
I used to think gear meant amplifiers, guitars, strings and effects only. I know now that the connection between all the parts can also really make a difference. Analysis cables are that difference. As soon as I plugged one in, I heard a brilliance and clarity from the amp, as if I just changed my strings. The best
way to produce a clear musical statement is to have a clear musical sound!"
The Sean Carney Band
"On stage and in the studio, I rely on Analysis-Plus cables for zero signal loss and absolute high performance. Only the very best comes between my guitar and amplifier - Analysis-Plus."
The Sean Carney Band's impressive showing and subsequent victory at The 2007 International Blues Challenge, held in February in Memphis, Tennessee explaining that Carney and his crew are no newcomers to Blues. The IBC is presented by The Blues Foundation, who awarded 34 year-old Carney the Albert King Best Guitarist Award in their 23rd annual competition.
"A real revelation! Musicians I respect had told me a great cable makes all the difference - and now I know it's true.
I don't use any effects or pedals, relying solely on my guitars and amplifier, so I'm in the perfect position to benefit from better tone and attack response. Thank you!"
With the release of her debut US album, 'Lucky 13' Aussie blueswoman Fiona Boyes has come full circle. Nominated for 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year' in the 2007 Blues Music Awards, the world's premier blues awards, Fiona is the first Australian blues artist to be so honored. Described by noted critic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Awards adviser Jeff Tamarkin as, 'one of the most sizzling blues albums - by anyone - in years' 'Lucky 13' has propelled Fiona Boyes into the international spotlight.
Jerry Connor - MonkeySoop
A Grammy consideration in 2005 for "Best Rock Performance". The band has toured with GREEN JELLY, THE RADIOACTIVE CHICKEN HEADS, and ROSEMARY'S BILLYGOAT, LIZZY BORDEN, LA GUNS, FOGHAT, LORDI, STOLEN BABIES, JOEY BELLADONNA, LILLIAN AXE, MOLLY HATCHET, GRAND FUNK RALIROAD, JOHNNY WINTER, THREE DOG NIGHT, THE GUESS WHO, THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, BIG BROTHER HOLDING COMPANY, and MOBILE DEATHCAMP. Monkeysoop was moved to lend support to the American Heart Association in response to personal tragedy. Guitarist Jerry Connor lost his brother, Kendall Cain, in July 2003, to an undiagnosed heart condition. The band also lost a good friend and supporter in February 2004, when Daniel Reynolds passed away, also of heart failure. A percentage of the CD sales will go to benefit the American Heart Association - San Antonio Division
"The best cables we have ever used."
"When I first tried Pro Oval Studio guitar cable with my Groove Tubes Soul-o guitar amplifier with Hiwatt 12 x 4 speaker cabinet, I cranked the amp up and the sound was fabulous from the low to the hi end, coming forward really good.
I usually like to connect my guitar to the amplifier direct. But as I sometimes need to put my pedal effectors between them, it is better to have two Studio cables, and so do I now.
About the 10m Clear Oval speaker cable with AP plugs, the sound is great! It is easy to handle and move it around. I was able to shut the sound proof door of my recording studio.
About my Pro Oval Studio mic cables, when I first used them, I was able to immediately tell that the hi frequency sound was more extended and became richer. These made sound effect such as reverb even better and I like that!"
"I use Pro Oval Studio from guitar to stompbox to amplifier, and Clear Oval for amp to cabinet."
Peter Holstrom - The Dandy Warhols
Thanks Pete for using Analysis Plus cable, you can visit Peter at the Dandy Warhols' web site here. Have a look at Peter's pedal board
Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends)
We are very happy to have Barry Sless using Analysis Plus Purple Plus cables live on stage. You can check him out here.
We are very happy to have Hot Tuna using Analysis Plus cables live on stage. You can check them out at www.HotTuna.com
Begun as an acoustic spin-off of the Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna eventually became the full-time focus of founding members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, emerging as a popular touring act of the 1970s. The two were lifelong friends, growing up together in Washington, D.C., and playing in the group the Triumphs. After high school, guitarist Kaukonen and his government-service parents relocated to the Philippines, but he returned to the U.S. in time for the advent of psychedelia, landing in San Francisco and co-founding the Airplane in 1965. Bassist Casady joined not long after, and together they helped lead the group to massive success during the late '60s.
Analysis Plus cables are the only cables that can hold up to our busy tour schedules torture and still provide the best clearest sound we have ever heard night after night.
"A $3,000 guitar, boutique pedals all over the floor, boutique amp in the back, and cheap cables hooking it all together. Does that sound like you? Find out what your missing; get Analysis Plus and stand back, your gonna be blown away." - Nick
Nick Hosford has been the lead guitarist of Grand Rapids, Mi band The Outer Vibe for over nine years. A classically trained guitarist, he has a B.A. in classical guitar performance from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently pursuing his masters degree. Most of the time, however, he's plugged in (using Analysis Plus cables), thrilling audiences across the Midwest with his wild onstage antics and his band's energetic, original brand of rock music.
"The Outer Vibe is considered to be one of the Midwest's finest bands."
-Clear Channel's 101.3 WFOX
Eliott Janz (The eDj)
"Analysis plus cables have changed my sound forever, When I replaced my old guitar cables with Analysis plus guitar cables, I was getting the most amazing tone I have ever heard! I couldn't believe my ears! I started to hear more of what I was playing! These cables are a must if you are a professional musician! You will notice a tone difference right away! I honestly will never go back to any other guitar cable, so thank you Analysis plus for creating such a work of art!"
Premier Guitar interviews Steve Carr & Mark Markel at NAMM Summer 2008