Alternative Gear Interview Rock Video Podcast 

Noisey – Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis Shows How to Turn a Guitar into a Flamethrower: Guitar Moves

J Mascis—who’s fronted Dinosaur Jr. since the band’s 1984 inception and has directed the group through brilliant 11 studio albums—has made a musical world of towering mountains of feedback and distortion and deep valleys of aching melody. His use of the guitar as both a weapon and a hook machine has been the blueprint the past three decades of alternative rock, and his violent use of effects pedals is the stuff of countless gearheads’ wet dreams. That sound of technical skills seamlessly blended with equal parts unhinged noise and heart…

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Premier Guitar – Rig Rundown – Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow

PG’s Chris Kies headed to the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville to hang with J and Lou of Dinosaur Jr., and to check out the various workhorse instruments, room-rattling amps, and piles of pedals that forge their signature alt-rock vibe. J Mascis’ main guitar is a sunburst ’63 Fender Jazzmaster with its original neck and pickups. He replaced the pickup covers and knobs, and added a Tune-o-matic-style bridge. All of his guitars have been outfitted with jumbo frets and he uses Ernie Ball Cobalt wound strings and RPS (with a reinforced…

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Alternative Interview Rock Video Podcast 

Fender – J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. | Feedback | Episode 1 | Fender

Developing a passion for music at an early age, Dinosaur Jr. front man J Mascis’ affinity for punk rock, volume, and the guitar have lent to the formation of one of the most seminal bands in alternative rock history. Follow along as Mascis explains his give and take relationship with the guitar, and his penchant for jazz-inspired yet punk-desired Fender Jazzmaster.

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Fender – Feedback: A Fender Documentary Series | Trailer | Fender

In January 2017, we gathered four artists that each occupy their own distinct space in the musical landscape and asked them about their creative journeys and how their instruments helped guide them along that path. From a snowy town in Massachusetts to the bright lights of the Sunset Strip, watch as J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Local Natives, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mac Miller discuss the power of playing. With that, Fender proudly presents the Feedback Documentary Series.

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Reverb – Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. on Playing Bass with a Really Loud Guitarist | Reverb Bass Tricks

Dinosaur Jr. is a band known for their incredibly dense and fuzzy wall of guitar sound summoned by guitarist/singer J Mascis. Lou Barlow, bassist of Dinosaur Jr., discusses ways that he has shaped his bass sound to accompany and enhance the wall of sound without being lost in the mix. Lou also discusses Hüsker Dü’s influence, and which bass guitars and bass amplifiers he used to find his tone.

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Reverb – How to Stack Fuzz and Drive Pedals with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. | Reverb Pedal Tricks

J Mascis, lead guitarist and singer of the seminal group Dinosaur Jr., came by the Reverb studio to discuss his methodology when it comes to fuzz and drive pedals. Dinosaur Jr. is a group that made a name for itself through an impressive wall of distorted guitars and J Mascis discusses how he stacks his fuzz pedals and drive pedals to build his highly saturated tone.

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Reverb – Potent Pedal Pairings: The Guitar Sounds of J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Dial in the tones of J Mascis and get some Dinosaur Jr. sounds, like those from “Almost Ready” or “Freak Scene.” Using pedals like the Mr. Black TunnelWorm, Wampler Plexi-Drive, and the Double Rock, which was designed by ZVex for J Mascis himself, you can get the harsh, fuzzy goodness and wild flange that defines these songs. As always, we’re trying to approximate the sounds heard on the recordings by dialing in effects as close as we can.

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