“I have the heaviest boost pedal in existence – it’s a Marshall half-stack that I switch on when the sound needs to be bigger”: DeWolff’s Pablo Van De Poel on his life in gear – and a rig that is not to be trifled with

Pablo Van De Poel
(Image credit: Elvira Miran)

This edition of Bought & Sold turns up the volume for Pablo Van De Poel, the Gibson Les Paul-toting guitarist for Dutch psych rockers DeWolff. You know the drill; we’re talking greatest gear hits, biggest misses, regrets and buying tips – and the answer to guitar’s biggest questions? 

Cheap guitar and high-end guitar amp vs high-end electric guitar and cheap amp? Single coils vs humbuckers? Y'know, the big stuff. But we’ll also be discussing Van De Poel’s rig, and some of the gear you might be hearing on DeWolff’s new album, Love, Death & In Between – or in concert if you’re lucky enough to catch them on tour in the UK this March.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.