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News - Def Leppard Vivian Campbell 2011 Vintage Guitar Interview

Tuesday, 7th August 2012

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed in 2011 by Vintage Guitar whilst on tour in the USA with Thin Lizzy.

Vivian was interviewed alongside Scott Gorham and they talked about the gear they use and the Deluxe Editions that Joe Elliott worked on. Vivian has of course returned full time to Def Leppard at the start of the 2011 Mirrorball tour. After making one final guest appearance on stage with the band at the 2011 Download festival he was replaced by a new guitarist.

Vintage Guitar - Vivian Campbell Interview Quote

"It's completely different. With Leppard, I've got to be on a wireless because we're all over the stage. It's great to have that mobility, but I don't like what a wireless does to my tone. So that was the first thing to take out of the equation. I bought a bunch of gear specifically for this tour because in Leppard I use a Bradshaw rack. The sound is very processed, and it was wrong for this band. I wanted old-school, so I got a Mojave Scorpion amp. I'm using a Crybaby wah, a Fulltone tube tape delay and a Way Huge Angry Troll boost pedal for certain solos. That's all I want in my signal path."

Read the the full interview at -

Def Leppard - Interviews 2012