“I think it sounds very close to vintage amps. If I hadn’t told you that, you probably wouldn’t have guessed, right?”: Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett explains why he opted for a digital modeler over tube amps on his latest EP

Chris Shiflett from the Foo Fighters performs on The Pyramid Stage at Day 3 of Glastonbury Festival 2023 on June 23, 2023 in Glastonbury, England
(Image credit: Harry Durrant/Getty Images)

Chris Shiflett is best known as Foo Fighters' lead guitarist, but he's also a solo artist in his own right. His latest EP, Starry Nights & Campfire Lights, notably features a country version of Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song and an Americana rendition of Don't You Ever Leave Me by Hanoi Rocks.

However, despite the old-school feel, Shiflett actually did away with tube amps and recorded the whole EP using a Neural DSP Quad Cortex.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.

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