Canadian Shred Master Dave Martone is Teaching, Touringand Apparently, Never Tiring -
Shred master Dave Martone keeps a schedule notto be mimicked by the faint of heart. If he is not touring withMartone (his instrumental fusion band with Nickelback drummerDaniel Adair), he is playing with his latin Flamenco group Kadabra,teaching for Tom Lee Academy and Guitar Workshop Plus, writingbooks and DVD's for Alfred Publishing, releasing albums throughMagna Carta Records, working in his studio Brainworks on his ownrecordings or producing other artists. In Dave's own words: "It alljust fits in like a puzzle. Trust me... I work usually from8am-10pm every day.. I feel guilty if I take even more than 4 hoursoff."
At the time of writing Dave was immersed in producing his secondbook/DVD project for Alfred Publishing: Shredding The Blues,scheduled for release at NAMM 2013. The Shred series featuresseveral 'shred masters'. Dave is well experienced in the teachingdomain. He previously produced 22 instructional videos with JoeSatriani.
One piece of gear Dave relies on that makes an appearance in theShred series is his Radial PZ-Select. Designed for guitars andbasses that employ both magnetic and piezo pickups, the PZ-Selectallows the artist to quickly select between pickups using theonboard footswitches.
According to Dave:
"The PZ-Select is the main brain to my system. Itenables me clean switching and phase control over my signal to getthe fattest cleanest tone without hum."
Dave has been using Radial products for over 3 years now and alsoendorses two pedals from the Tonebone line, the Classic and the HotBritish.
Soon the gear will get packed up to head into Dave's whirlwindof a schedule:
"Next I am off to Germany to work alongside of UliJohn Roth, Greg Howe, etc at the Future Music school for 5 days ofintense Master classes. Then an outdoor festival withKadabra, then a week long Masterclass with the Guitar Workshop Plusin Vancouver with Billy Sheehan. More Kadabra gigs, then a tour ofSouthern California with the Travis Larson Band. That will take meup until October at present."