John Petrucci shares his top 3 tips for better guitar tone

John Petrucci
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There are all kinds of things that we could seek John Petrucci’s counsel on. What about personal grooming? Hey, why not, the Dream Theater guitarist has his own beard oil line.

If he’s in a good mood, he might share some barbecue tips. He has a reputation for virtuosity over charcoal. But wait: Petrucci has put his name to some of the most imaginatively spec’d – and super playable – electric guitars of all time. He has a backline of Boogies, the best of stuff.

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.