Shawn Tubbs Tours Cosmo Music with Derek Eastveld from REVV Amps

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Shawn Tubbs' Gear Picks from Cosmo Music

Geeking Out on Gear with Shawn Tubbs

When Shawn Tubbs walked around the store with Derek Eastveld from REVV Amps, it was an absolute geek out fest on gear.

See what caught Shawn and Derek's eyes and ears when they toured Cosmo Music, and find out more details on what they looked at below.

Shawn Tubbs Tours Cosmo Music with Derek Eastveld
It's like going to a record store and a guitar store. Yeah, I dig the vinyl.

Ah, look at the ukes. Ah, they are so fun. When I was touring that was my hotel room guitar. I don't get to see a selection like that.
Shawn Tubbs, Award-Winning Session Guitarist
Shawn Tubbs Tours Cosmo Music with Derek Eastveld

About Shawn Tubbs and Derek Eastveld

Shawn Tubbs has spent over 30 years developing his signature sound while working on sessions in L.A. and Nashville and touring with Grammy Award-winning artists. Not only does he always have to have the right tone for the part, he’s experienced the greatest vintage amplifiers and recorded guitar tones in history firsthand. When it came time for a signature pedal, he knew it would have to get you a record-ready tone fast and sound unlike anything else out there to combine his favourite sounds of all time and achieve his dream tone.

Derek Eastveld, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at REVV Amps, has spent years collecting feedback from music’s best touring artists, session musicians, and recording engineers to produce tones that always cut and gear that always delivers.

The Gear

Here are the selections that caught Shawn and Derek's attention during their visit that you found in the video.

Ibanez RG550 Genesis Collection Electric Guitar - Road Flare Red

Ibanez RG550 Genesis Collection Electric Guitar - Road Flare Red

  • Super Wizard 5 piece maple/walnut neck provides extra-smooth playing
  • RG can dial in any tone, from crystal clear to searing and nasty, thanks to its V7 neck pickup, S1 middle pickup and V8 bridge pickup combination
  • Maple fretboard provide crisp, bright highs and strong upper mids
  • Masterpiece Edge bridge offers exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort
Anderson T Icon Electric Guitar - Natural Mocha Burst

Anderson T Icon Electric Guitar - Natural Mocha Burst

  • Includes subtle tweaks that add to the overall guitar experience
  • Equipped with Anderson TV1/TV3 pickups, which provide plenty of tele tone and twang, a full low end, and high end chime
  • Features pure T-style shape
  • New bridge design provides classic feel and playability, with material removed on the treble side to minimize interference with pick attack
Suhr Classic S Electric Guitar - Surf Green

Suhr Classic S Electric Guitar - Surf Green

  • Suhr V60LP pickups provide low noise, and a staggered pole piece design compensates for the flatted neck and fret radius, providing more even tone and response across the strings
  • Features modern hardware such as Suhr Locking Tuners and Gotoh 510 Tremolo Bridge
  • Two-piece alder body is known for its rich low and mid-range tonal qualities and lighter overall weight
  • Ultra "Thin Skin" urethane finish for wood to resonate freely while providing plenty of protection
Anderson S Series Drop Top Electric Guitar - Transparent Red Burst

Anderson S Series Drop Top Electric Guitar - Transparent Red Burst

  • Unique design that features a maple top that is "dropped" to create a comfortable forearm contour
  • Body top thickness of 3/16 of an inch enhances and enriches the sonic character of the instrument
  • Mahogany back provides warmth and midrange
Fender Custom Shop W21 LTD '67 Heavy Relic Stratocaster - Aged Surf Green Over 3-Colour Sunburst

Fender Custom Shop W21 LTD '67 Heavy Relic Stratocaster - Aged Surf Green Over 3-Colour Sunburst

  • Was featured as part of the 2021 virtual NAMM Event
  • Features a custom Aged Surf Green over 3-Colour finish with matching headstock, custom bound fretboard
  • Equipped with hand-wound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat Bridge pickup, hand-wound Fat ’50s RWRP Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup, and hand-wound ’69 Strat Single-Coil Neck pickup for authentic strat tone
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Electric Guitar - Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Electric Guitar - Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

  • The 1959 ES Reissue models have rounded cutaways, Medium C-shape neck profiles scanned from originals, dot inlays, and vintage-replica parts
  • The Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab gives the guitar a unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era
  • Hardware has also been lightly aged to give the guitar an authentic look and feel, simulating decades of natural play wear

Friedman NoHo 24 Electric Guitar - Blue Jean

  • Balanced sounding double-cutaway body with an incredibly stable, 24-fret maple neck and compound-radius fingerboard provides a design inspired by Grover Jackson's most famous custom creations
  • Custom wound Triple D humbucking pickups provide a wide range of tonal options
  • Precisely crafted tremolo unit and 5-way Super Switch pickup selector offers superior playability

Marconi LAB EGO Mine 6 Electric Guitar - Splash Wave

Marconi LAB EGO Mine 6 Electric Guitar - Splash Wave

  • Headless design is a stunningly bold concept, offering a unique way to tune the guitar via the bridge
  • Painted finish on the unique body shape is meticulously hand crafted, utilizing unique finishing techniques from Marconi LAB
  • Programmable neck tension allows tuning stability to be rock solid despite unique body and neck
  • LED fret markers dynamically light up depending on orientation, providing seamless playability in dark situations
  • GPS tracking system allows you to track your guitar anywhere in the world
Duesenberg Starplayer TV Electric Guitar - Catalina Avalon Blue

Duesenberg Starplayer TV Electric Guitar - Catalina Avalon Blue

  • The arched top and back design gives the guitar a stylish look
  • Retains a discreet character and enriches every type or style of music with its distinct Duesenberg sound
  • Versatile instrument with many guitarists from different musical backgrounds choosing this model
  • Equipped with Domino P-90 neck pickup and Grand Vintage Humbucker bridge pickup, which provide an open and transparent sound
Trophy Tenor Jaw Harp

Trophy Tenor Jaw Harp

  • Handmade and individually tuned
  • Best sounding and easiest to play
  • Comes in a handy draw string bag
  • Made in Austria

Video Transcript

It's awesome it's like going to like a record store and a guitar yeah exactly yeah dig the vinyl yeah down for key Hey look it's all this stuff that I don't know how to use yeah oh they got jaw Harps come on now what is that I did not know that oh I'm so gonna get that for one of your kids and you're gonna hate me ah look at the ukes pink like the pink and purple ones that are out there yeah yeah I've got ones like that for oh they're so fun man when I was touring that's what I that was my hotel room guitar I don't get to see selection like that sport thing is cool too hey see that guy oh it's a headstock again yeah it makes like a neck yeah dig that up you were talking to me about do some birds yeah doozies I played like two or three of them I played the star player yeah yeah that's four that's kind of my one there's some that I haven't played actually but like that would be I'd jump on that guy right that one's killer that color is great too look at that.

Yeah something about a Doozy man I don't know what you call that color but it reminds me of that like kind of like that Dave Grohl Pelham Blue but like it's not quite the yeah yeah you can't call it Pelham but it's it's really close to that and then the backs of them are always like so sweet yeah yeah we got Tommy's Guitar right there session man Uncle Larry I haven't checked these out yet so I'm kind of I'm kind of old school I mean my the start player is the ticket for me but those look killer too I another doozy how many petals are enough all of them yeah yeah got the Beetronic stuff going on I want to try this side Fairfield circuitry I can't remember who I saw that had it but like those things look awesome I have yet to try one of those [Music]

Cosmo's got the stuff yeah got cool brands man this is this is actually the test guitar we use in the shop for literally everything that we play test is my role player red Tim Henson Kim hence okay yeah Polyphia nice actually it's quite Enigma the block Inland have you tried them I have yeah but what I'm impressed with is this stuff is super delicate like that's a really nice just neck pocket this fit and finish is really nice on that I love Ibanez stuff. Ibanez if you ever see this video please make a wizard neck but a thinner neck yeah on an easy style guitar and you will sell at least one to me that thing's calling my name if you weren't if you weren't having to shoot video later today would you be wearing your camo pants absolutely

Tom just builds Tom builds a great guitar and that neck pocket is really cool in that kind of price range like we're talking sir Anderson Custom Shop fenders you're going to be looking for pretty much all the same stuff so the first thing I look at when I pick up a guitar in that price range is the neck pocket the tolerance needs to be pretty much on point you know obviously the feel of the neck's got to be right but then I'll be scoping out the Frets seeing how they feel you know because at this point when you get into guitars in this range like maybe this one and you're really if you don't like the guitar it's not going to be because it's not an absolutely amazing instrument it's it'll be because it's just not a fit

Tom has a really unique neck joint because he wanted way more volume of wood touching the body so if you do a curvature like that it's way more surface area touching together and then this bolt pattern is is genius because you couldn't do a four bolt with this type of pattern but it's still you know when it comes to this guitar versus that guitar when it comes to fit and finish Frets I mean they're all going to be pretty much on point some are going to cost a little bit more some will cost a little bit less yeah see like this neck shape is great that's the first thing I'll feel and the way that's done on the back is killer yeah yeah but it's same thing like this is meant to be kind of vintage and normally an old 60s Strat is not going to have this much Precision in the neck pocket but in this case it does so that's Stellar Frets. Frets are good feel the next great acoustically it's pretty much there if I don't like the pickups I know I can change them out and yeah this one this one's a relic so it's kind of a different deal but I still approach it the same way you know I mean aesthetically because we're all Aesthetics driven you know but this is cool this neck feels good let's see the terminals on these are so good so good it's the closest you're going to get to a Biggs but this stays in tune and it's just incredible.

Never actually played one of the like Murphy lab Les Paul so they got a bunch of them here like the checking on this under certain lights and angles you see the checking and under it's killer I kind of looked at I was like I'm not going to touch this and I was like no I got to play it really really well done I'm just kind of a sucker for the blonde ones anyways but that that one's that's a nice one and see how that one's loud but it's it's not overly like bright like chimey chimey bright yeah and these These are on par too like this one's you know a Floyd guitar but this is the same thing you know neck good there's a Frets right yeah they're fine neck joint fit and finished it's a really nice guitar I don't know what is that Alder back or is it bass back and then Maple top and I can't remember I think there's a way that they're doing their necks too where they're they're actually dowled in so that every time you take the neck off and put it back on it's going to be pristine like don't quote me same thing you're in that price range if it if you don't like it it's not because it's not a beautiful guitar it's not a fit but now there's just so many great guitars in here yeah they're they're all killer so many guitars I want all of these yo-yos if there's one guitar that I think screen is shot it's absolutely this one in this finish right yes because I need another guitar like I need a hole in the head but I yeah I need another guitar I mean I'm kind of a sucker for plain tops that's a finish that I'm a sucker for too is plain top bourbon burst or plain Top Lemon burst or even tobacco yeah I'm not sure what these guys are all about but they're just it's such an interesting pedal it's like you look at it it's like what's this all about a paper bag yep that's actually really cool nice down on your packaging Fairfield I appreciate.

You know I have no idea what any of these pedals yeah it's got an expression in and volume tilt game. Sounds like a theremin it's crazy so what is this pedal I don't know. If you shut that off and this goes away and it's just this tone stack here so then it's kind of like a drive. If you use that subtly then you can start bringing yeah that's actually that's really cool I like that yeah I won't buy that. But yeah so if I sweep this out so now you can subtly bring in that frequency. Fairfield circuitry yep I like it badass pedal yeah awesome yeah dig it.

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