Vernon Reid

Living Colour

BIOGRAPHY

Vernon Reid is a Caribbean American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named No. 66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In addition to his work with Living Colour, Reid released a solo album and has been engaged in a number of other projects with artists such as Prince, Mick Jagger, The Roots, DJ Logic, Public Enemy, B.B. King, Mariah Carey, Santana, and many others. Critic Steve Huey writes, "[Reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."

Line 6 is at the cutting edge of creative guitar technology. They empower guitarists with tools to make sounds that the masters of the psychedelic era could only dream of! Now, we can not only emulate the sounds of the past, but we can create contemporary and futuristic sounds. I have a James Tyler Variax guitar, POD 500 and consistently use the M9 stompbox modeler which gives me access to literally hundreds of unique pedals and effects, and allows me to have extraordinary control. I also make loops using its built-in world class looper. Its exciting to think of what Line 6 will build next!

Gear

 

JTV-89

29 instrument models, 11 alternate tunings. 3-piece maple neck, reverse headstock, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard.

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POD HD500X

Even more power to fuel your creativity. World-class HD amps, 100+ effects, pro-grade backlit footswitches, L6 LINK.

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M9 Stompbox Modeler

100+ M-class effects, up to 3 at once. Save up to 24 different effect arrangements. 28-second looper, full I/O.

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