Steve Howe reveals he recorded most of the new Yes album with a Line 6 Spider

Steve Howe performing live
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When you think of Yes’s six-string studio sounds, high-end electric guitars and vintage tube guitar amps probably spring to mind. 

However, while that may be true for previous albums, the band’s upcoming effort, The Quest, instead saw Steve Howe turn to a far more humble amplifier to help with recording duties: the Line 6 Spider.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.