"Hi, as the guitarist in The Midnight Pumpkin Trucks, I like to use guitar sounds that are similar to the sounds used on the original records.
For the lighter stuff, mainly use a USA Fender Telecaster, which has a Seymore Duncan Broadcaster pick-up in the lead position. For the heavy songs that need a thicker, more powerful sound I use a Gibson Les Paul standard, which is great for the rock stuff. I also have a Rickenbacker 330, which I mainly use on the beatles numbers. It's a bit limited on what you can use it on - but it looks great and does have a unique sound! I use a Vox AC30 re-issue amp, which does a good all-round job, a Boss GT3 effects pedal, plus a separate Boss OD3 overdrive pedal.
I have a wide range of musical influences, mainly sixties music, such as The Beatles, early Stones and also some American artists like The Band and Elvis. I met James Burton, Elvisí guitarist a couple of months ago, which was great. He also played with another favourite of mine - Ricky Nelson. Our band plays many of the songs I like and Iíve also played in a Dr Feelgood tribute, which I enjoyed."