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Interview - Phil Collen Talks About Playing Jackson Guitars

Tuesday, 20th May 2014

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Music Radar about his use of Jackson guitars.

Phil talked about first using Jackson guitars via Mutt Lange and his history with the company.

Phil recently spoke to the site about PSSOM and guitar riffs.

Music Radar - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

First Using Jacksons

"Through [producer] Mutt Lange. I was using Ibanez, pretty much like everyone else, you know... playing a Fender Strat and Les Pauls and everything and I had the Ibanez Destroyer, which is really cool and obviously very iconic in the 80s... and we'd just come off the Pyromania tour and we were writing songs in Dublin and Mutt said, 'Oh, check this out, I've got this Charvel.'"

"And I'd heard of them, obviously, but I'd never really sat down and played with one and I just loved it - it was just so comfortable and it just could do a variety of different things, you know. It was the first kind of hybrid, if you like, of a Strat and a Les Paul. And that really was the sound and the feel that I was actually always looking for."