John Wesley

Hi John, congrats for stepping in in the US leg of the Grace for Drowning tour. Will you have to change a lot of your usual gear, equipment etc? How long does it take you to learn the new guitar part?

John Wesley responded on 11/07/2011

I have had to change my pedal configuration. My amps will stay the same; my guitars will essentially be the same. Learning a song can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on how complex the song is. Of course, there is a huge difference between learning a song and being able to perform it with a band. Typically it's much easier to learn it than it is to get it ready to perform. I usually have a couple of months and at least a week to 10 days of full-band rehearsals. This time, I have had 5 days and 1 sound check before the first show. I've put in many hours and I'm looking forward to the tour.

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