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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed at the NAMM convention and mentioned the 2019 tour.

He spoke to PJ Zitarosa of ENGL amps at the NAMM music convention.

NAMM took place in late January at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Vivian talked about using ENGL amps, the Last In Line II album/tour and Def Leppard's 2019 tour.

Vivian briefly mentions Def Leppard and also says Last In Line will play worldwide later in the year.

Watch the full 3 minute interview video below.

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Gibson Guitars - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Why do you play ENGL?

"It just works you know. It works. When I'm doing shows with Last In Line I want a real straightforward rig. I don't want a wireless. I don't want effects other than a wah pedal. It's just Les Paul, cable, wah into a splitter box and into two Blackmore heads. A lot of the high intensity amps, the modern amps are...they get a little bit too saturated and to my ears the low end gets very mushy. With the ENGL and particularly for me with the Blackmore heads there's a real bite and a clarity to the low end."

"I palm mute a lot so I need that sort of clarity to it. I don't like flappy, mushy. So anyway I do like a high gain sound for that kind of music, but I like it to still cut across. So it just. It works for me. The Blackmore head with the vintage 30 cabs just - that's the sweet spot for me yeah. And it's so simple even a guitar player can use it 'cause I don't like to get too complicated as you probably know."

So what's the plan for 2019?

"Last In Line we've got a new record coming next month February 22md. We started playing our first shows last weekend in support of the record. We've got a bunch of shows in the US until the middle of May."

Def Leppard 2019

"Then I'll start up with Def Leppard in the summer and then go overseas in the fall with Last In Line. It's just, you know, I like to fill in the gaps. It keeps me busy. So you know my fingers don't hurt. I take a break. So I don't have to rebuild my calluses."

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