Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante’s former guitar tech, Dave Lee, recently discussed working with Frusciante in a new interview with JFEffects.com.br.
“I don’t work with John anymore. For the last 6 years I’ve been working for Adam Levine with Maroon 5. I love him. He’s a great guy. I had pretty much lost touch with John. But a couple of years ago, Adam was going to be playing a Queen song on The Voice. I knew John had a Brian May guitar which we wanted to get that Queen sound. I called John to see if we could borrow the guitar. We had such a great talk. I’ve never heard him sound so happy. We talked for about an hour. He was glad to let us use the guitar. And Adam was excited to be playing one of John’s guitars. It went great.”
He also discussed Frusciante’s Stadium Arcadium tour gear.
“The Boss CE-1 was split to a Marshall Major and a Marshall Silver Jubilee. The second Silver Jubilee was a stand alone amp. Usually with no effects. And set to an overdriven tone. Almost always played with the black Les Paul. We called that the ‘Slash Rig’. I remember during a show in LA, John playing that rig, and Slash standing right in front of him in the audience watching. I remember thinking ‘I wonder if Slash realizes he inspired that rig?’ Ironic.”