Tracy G Interview 2009 | Dio Guitarist talks guitar whammy bar

Tracy G, guitarist for Heavy Metal band Dio from 1993 to 1999.Tracy G 1991 WWIII

Tracy G Interview

  • Tracy G’s 2002 release “Deviating From The Set List”
  • Audition with Dio to become the guitarist in 1993
  • WWIII with Jimmy Bain & Vinny Appice in 1990
  • Whammy bar mastery
  • Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, George Lynch, Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Metallica
  • Worn out guitar collection
  • Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) and Randy Rhoads story of when they came to order the polka dot Flying V guitar
  • Drawing the blue print of Randy Rhoads Polka dot Flying V guitar
  • Tracy G worked with Karl Sandoval soldering pickups etc
  • Karl Sandoval & Tracy G looking for wood to make his custom guitar & ends up picking wood from the trash can. The guitar would end up on most of his albums & both Dio albums
  • Famous pedal board all banged up on the cover of Tracy G’s Erector Pili
  • Boss Super overdrive
  • Dio and the rest of the guys reacted when they first saw his pedal board
  • Ronnie James Dio named his pedal board Igor

Dio Discography – Strange Highways (1994), Angry Machines (1996), Inferno : Last in Live (1998)