Name: Peter Scott
Band: Captain Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters
What guitarists inspire you?
Tons! …but here’s the current short list: Jason Mozersky (Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals/Relentless7,) Elliot Easton (The Cars,) Slash, SRV, James Hetfield, Rivers Cuomo, John Mayer, Jimmy Page
What song has challenged you the most?
Probably a toss-up between “Welcome to the Jungle” & “Let’s Go Crazy” for the same reasons; there’s plenty of single-note progressions happening during my vocals that were pretty tricky for me to get down. (I haven’t yet)
What’s your favorite song to play in your current band’s set?
That’s also a toss-up and it also includes “Welcome to the Jungle” & “Let’s go Crazy” but I’ll throw in “Wish” by Stevie Wonder. SO funky.
What’s the most overplayed song?
Oh jeez…most of my setlist! I mean, is it “Talk Dirty to Me” or “You Shook Me” or “I Will Survive” or “Don’t Stop Believing” or “Skin O’My Teeth”
…wait, wrong band.
What’s the most memorable thing that happened to you at a gig?
First of all, if I only had a dollar for every time Joker (our keyboard player/silly hat wearer) fell off our risers, we would be known as Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters but Peter does the whole show from inside his Ferrari.
ALSO, we’ve had to remove a (couldn’t be ANY further from sober) bar owner (from a competing bar across the street) from our stage- she was angry enough to HARD launch a partly full beer at us on her way out. Nice.
What was your first guitar pedal?
Todd Rushing & Troy Cunningham hooked me up at the OLD Rock Shop and seriously couldn’t have been any cooler to a dorky guitar noob. I said, “I wanna sound like Weezer & Foo Fighters and also all my gear is crap and I have absolutely no money.”
What’s your current rig?
I’m currently obsessed with my white & gold 2015 Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe. Plays better than anything else I have and there’s practically no sound it can’t find. It goes into a Budda BudWah, (sometimes a Dunlop Hendrix Wah) then onto an Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, used almost exclusively as a lead boost. From there, the signal goes to one of my favorites, the MXR GT-OD. This is absolutely my go-to overdrive. From AC/DC, to Wild Cherry, to Guns N’ Roses, this thing is wonderful. I usually stack the MXR & TS808 for Guns and the solo section of “Don’t Stop Believing.” For all things extra-heavy, I have an Electro-Harmonix Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer next on the chain. SO noisy when left unattended but actually really useable live and full of little nuances. SO heavy, though. \m/
Amp, it runs to a Keeley compressor (SO good,) then to an Ernie Ball Volume pedal, where the signal splits; one dead ends at a TC Electronics poly-tune. The other goes to a TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay, then a TC Electronics Hall of Fame Mini for a final dash of reverb before heading to (according to a local amp guru) “the only good Bugera they made, I think.” It’s a Bugera BC30 designed to act like a Vox and she’s been singing sweetly to me for about 6 years.