“It takes $10,000 a day… the goal of getting on the road, playing in front of fans, outweighs the pain of losing the stuff”: Dweezil Zappa on sacrificing his out-there guitar collection, mixing Hendrix and building an immersive rig

Dweezil Zappa
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Dweezil Zappa can’t come to the Zoom right now. One of his dogs has just eaten a grape, and this canine emergency requires an urgent DIY veterinary intervention. 

Seriously, Zappa must make it puke up the grape before it gets ill, and from experience, it’s is not easy – not when evolution instructs these animals to fill their stomachs 24/7.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.