RIKKI GLOVER

SESSION GUITARIST |MUSICAL DIRECTOR | SONGWRITER | GUITAR TUTOR

DETAILS

INSTRUMENTS

LOCATION

Guildford, Surrey & London, SW4

EMAIL

RikkiGloverGuitar@gmail.com

 

VISA

British Passport

 

TRANSPORT

UK Driving License + Car

 

TRAVELLING ENDORSEMENT

Gibson, Blackstar Amps and Roland

 

TEACHING

Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM Guildford & London)

ELECTRIC

ACOUSTIC

SLIDE

 

- Singer-songwriter

- Folk

- Americana

- Country Blues

- Strip back from Electric

 

- Rock

- R&B

- Funk

- Pop

- Soul & Motown

- Blues

- Country

- Indie

- Ambient

 

- Blues

- Americana

- Country Blues

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

MANDOLIN

 

- Country

- Blues

- Folk

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

 

BASS

 

- Rock

- R&B

- Soul

- Pop

- Funk

- Blues

- Country

 

Skill Level: Advanced

KEYS/SYNTH

 

- Ambient/ Pad

- EDM

- Pop

 

Skill Level: Novice

 

LIVE VIDEOS & JAM CLIPS

Title: Home Studio Jams - 'Rosanna' by Toto

Setup: Home Built Strat - Lollar Pickups - Badcat 30w Head (clean) - Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer (Lukather Solo)

Title: Live Show -'While You Sleep' by Skinny Machines

Setup: Fender Telecaster - Lollar Pickups - Badcat 30w Head (mixed dirty) - Blackstar Artisan Cab - Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster

Title: Live Show - 'Don't Forget About Me' by Cloves

Setup: Gibson ES-335 Block - Fender Twin (clean)

Title: Live Session - 'Children of the sun' by Loud Tiger

Setup: Gibson J-185 Acoustic

Title: Rehearsal Jams - 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder

Setup: Home Built Strat - Lollar Pickups - Badcat 30w Head (clean) - Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer - Xotic RC Booster

Title: Live Show - 'Invisible me' by Leonn

Setup: Home Built Strat - Lollar Pickups - Marshall DSL Combo

GEAR & ENDORSEMENTS

GUITARS

- 1992 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM PLUS (Custom Mods include 60's wiring, Zematis Pickups, 500k Replacement tone & volume pots, Authentic Bumblebee Capacitors, shaved neck)

 

- 90's FENDER TELECASTER (Customised features include new jumbo frets, Bone nut, Lollar Pickups, reversed pickup switcher)

 

- CUSTOM BUILT FENDER STRATOCASTER (Lollar Pickups - custom wound bridge,, 250k Ernie Ball pots, 'birds-eye' maple stratocaster guitar neck, Ash body (burnt!) and pinned 'floating tremelo system'.

 

- EPIPHONE J-200 Acoustic

- ALVAREZ Acoustic

- ALVAREZ Mandolin

 

- GIBSON GUITARS -

I work closely with Gibson Guitars UK/USA and use a variety of guitars and Basses on a regular basis. Depending on the session/Artist I choose specific guitars for the job. My firm favourites at the moment include: -

2015 GIBSON MEMPHIS ES-335 1963 Reissue, 2014 GIBSON MEMPHIS ES-330 1960 Reissue and 2003 J-185 Acoustic.

CURRENT PEDAL BOARD SETUP

 

PEDAL LIST

- DELAY & REVERB = Strymon Timeline & Bigsky reverb

- DRIVES = Ibanez Tubescreamer, JHS Morning Glory, Xotic RC Booster, JHS Pollinator Fuzz, Seymour Duncan Clean Pickup Booster

- COMPRESSION = Xotic SP Compressor

- SWITCHING SYSTEM = Boss ES-8 switching system with Midi

MONITORS

- JERRY HARVEY IN-EARS MONITORS

- ACS MOULDS ear protection

AMPS

- BADCAT HOT 30R HEAD (Think Black Crows 'Sting Me'. One fo the first prototypes of this amp and has been modified )

 

- 2X12 BLACKSTAR ARTISAN CAB (Celestian Vintage 30's)

 

- BLACKSTAR AMPS -

Like Gibson, I work with Blackstar Amps and have become a fan of their 'Artisan' range of tube amps and cabinets. I currrently have a separate mini rig consisting of a 15w ARTISAN HEAD and a custom made 1x12 ARTISAN CAB.

HOME STUDIO

- APOGEE Interface

- APPLE MACBOOK PRO

- LOGIC PRO Software

- IBIZA SOUND Monitors

- CME Midi Keyboard (UF5)

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