"Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" episode 4 is now available online. This past weekend's guest was Mark Tremonti, founding member of ALTER BRIDGE and CREED.
"It was great to talk with my friend Rusty. I've improved many of my guitar skills by not only jamming with the guy, but watching his instructional DVDs," says Tremonti.
In segment one, Tremonti shows Cooley his guitars and his multiple guitar setups during the ALTER BRIDGE tour. Mark talks about his amp set up and other gear to achieve his "live" sound. Tremonti says, "This was a great opportunity for me to show the fans the different guitars I use during our tour. For the players, they get to see the different tunings and of course showing off my gear. Most of the interviews I do are album or song questions, so this was really cool."
In segment two, Rusty shows off his amazing Dean Xenocide eight-string. And, of course, he gives a lesson on the advantages of playing eight strings versus six. Guitar tech guru Mike Nedd helps to tighten up your electronics on your guitar the correct way.
In segment three, sitting backstage before the ALTER BRIDGE show, Tremonti shows Rusty some licks and riffs from the new "AB III" album and how to get the most from practicing and rehearsing. "Rusty pulls his eight-string out like a guy pulling out a 50-caliber machine gun out of a cereal box," Tremonti says jokingly.
Segment four is a raw look at an ALTER BRIDGE soundcheck filmed this past January at The Warehouse in Houston, Texas.
"Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" is a 30-minute television show headquartered in Houston, Texas.