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Put everything on six

Steve Morse and Dregs’ bassist Andy West show their 2024 stage setups and talk about the gear. From picks to speaker cabinets, and everything in between — it’s all here.

Thanks to Premier Guitar for the video (in 2015 they did a similar rig rundown for Steve’s Purple setup).

9 Comments to “Put everything on six”:

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    Gregster says:


    This is a really good, direct & to-the-point pre-gig(s) interview with Steve. I’ve only watched a little for now, but I’m downloading the rest, but it’s always good to hear him play, & give a quick run-down of his rig…

    And for leiber Uwe, Steve appears to be from the footage above, from the 3-notes-per-string train-of-thought as regards to scale-playing up & across the neck…He finds all the right notes don’t you think ???

    I’m really happy to see Steve working quite hard, & the awesome reception he’s getting from fans old & new.

    Blow the house down Steve !

    Peace !

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Gregster, Steve not finding the right notes was never the issue, he just frequently didn’t hang on to them long enough for my taste! I sometimes wish that there was a bit more Tommy Bolin in him, Tommy had the knack of holding ooooooooooon to that one note endlessly before blissfully releasing us. Steve doesn’t have the “note patience” and the teasing instincts for that.

    Flash thought: EBMM really need to build a guitar with a longer body for Steve, he’s run out of room for that pick-up armada of his. 🤣

  3. 3
    Y2D says:

    Birds of Prey for long notes …. 😉

  4. 4
    Gregster says:


    Most guitars have either 21 or 22 frets. From what I’ve seen, it’s still quite a rarity to see one with 24 frets. Possibly Brian May from Queen with his home-made “Red Special” was among the first to be used in an open way with a successful band.

    There’s a natural harmonic junction-point that lives within the string length of where the 24-fret would live. Most manufacturers prefer to place the pick-up there, so as to capture the marked warmth & power of that positions harmonic nodal-point. The sound is remarkable, & generally why I own 4 x Stratocasters, as this was one of the guitars natural design features built-in, way back in 1953. And even with a 21-fret guitar, it’s not so difficult to bend & squeeze-out the 4-th octave “E” if needed, even when using D’Addario XL-115’s. Probably all US-of-A built Fenders since 1985 have a 22-fret-neck, the Mexican guitars generally continue on with the 21-fret original design.

    @2 Steve is a really well gifted & creative musician, & just wants to keep-on delivering the goods as they come. Take them or leave them. And he has his guitar very-well sorted-out to suit his own personal needs imo.

    The video is short & sweet & features nothing that hasn’t been presented before regarding Steve’s rig. The surprises & point-of-interest is the bass rig, & what Andy West has to say.

    Good stuff.

    Peace !

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    VD says:

    Birds of Prey… great solo indeed, but Ezrin all but held Steve at gun point to get it out of him!

    Going to watch the Dregs tomorrow. Can’t wait!

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    MacGregor says:

    David Gilmour had a guitar made in the early 70′ that has 24 frets. We have heard it used on a few Floyd classics. Cheers.


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    Uwe Hornung says:

    ONlY 24 frets???! Pah, that’s for girls and beginners.




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    MacGregor says:

    Uli Jon Roth, one guitarist I tend to forget about when mentioning the whizz bang players. Certainly a technically gifted player & how many frets indeed? I gave up trying to count them. Although being pedantic, a few of them are only half frets but that is being a little silly about it all, or is it? The Beethoven track, I am used to Blackmore & company playing that one, so that version of it left me a touch uninterested. Slow it down Uli, less is more. Thanks for posting Uwe. Cheers.

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    Al says:

    @2 Steve has as deigned his EBMM signature so that it was short – short enough to fit in an overhead locker on a plane, so that he could take it on as hand luggage, rather than risk it going in the hold.

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