Catching Up with Line 6

Guitarist David Catching has been popping up all over the place lately. most notably as the new lead guitarist for Mondo Generator. He's appeared on all three studio albums by Queens of the Stone Age, and has played on almost every volume of the Desert Sessions series. Other acts that he has been involved with include but are not limited to earthlings?, Yellow #5, The Gnarltones, and Arugula. In addition to all this, Dave is an owning partner and engineer at the Rancho De La Luna, a recording studio at Joshua Tree in the beautiful California desert. Here’s what he had to say about Line 6.

Line 6: Where did you first hear about Line 6?
David Catching: I first was introduced to line 6 products by Alaine Johannes when I was playing in Queens Of The Stone Age and we were touring with his band 11. He made them sound so great and I decided to try them myself.

L6: What Line 6 gear are you using and how are you using it / favorite tones?
DC: Vetta 2 is what I use in all live settings with every band.
I play in a few bands with completely different styles and volumes. For the more mellow reverb style tones with earthlings? and Yellow#5, I use the twin twins settings, for an even cleaner and louder tone than my vintage twin reverb. For the all out rock sound I need for Mondo Generator and Gnarltones, I use a combination of the Marshall 50 and hi watt modeler settings, for the biting tone and ferocious volume.

L6: How have our products changed the way you work?
DC: They haven't really changed the way I work so much, but I do love their tones and possibilities.

L6: Any final comments?
DC: I love the Vetta 2 for it's uncanny ability to simulate some of my favorite amps ever made. The Vetta 2 blows away all competition in modeling amps and I'd never consider using any other brand.

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