Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome guitarist Dweezil Zappa to the growing list of artists who have joined the K for Musicians family. A rock guitarist who took the stage at the age of 12, Zappa is known the word over as a master of tone, often deploying elaborate rigs, both on stage and in the studio, to achieve sophisticated and complex sonic signatures.
“I needed something that was going to reproduce on stage what I was hearing on my studio speakers at home while programming the sounds. I wasn’t able to get that until I started working with the QSC stuff, “says Zappa. “The KW122 loudspeakers really have all of the full-range depth and clarity, and the headroom that is required to have it feel right.”
According to Zappa, his KW Series rig helps him have the sound that inspires him: “To make good music you have to be inspired by the sound, and I think my current setup is the best that I’ve had,” he says. “It does have more response with articulation - with the things that I play and with the nuances that I can get by inducing feedback or those things that you would expect from a guitar amp/speaker setup. I get the full-range frequency response but I also get the feel of pushing enough air so that it feels like a guitar cabinet.”
Dweezil Zappa has spent his career as a rock guitarist working solo as well as playing alongside music legends like father Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Eddie van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Lukather – the list goes on and on. In the past few months, Dweezil Zappa has been on tour in Europe with his band, Zappa Plays Zappa (ZPZ), which will continue in the U.S. through early 2013, playing material from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. ZPZ recently released their new FOH series album entitled, “Out of Obscurity.” And this past summer marked the fourth annual “Dweezilla,” a diverse musical boot camp for players of all skill levels created by Dweezil to give back to the musical community. In between tours, Zappa spends time on his own solo compositions, which span a wide range of musical genres.
A musician who is very detail oriented in his creative process, Zappa also prides himself in making sure that audiences can hear all of the nuances and details in his music when he plays his digital modeling rig onstage. Referring to the results achieved in utilizing the KW Series in a live setting, Zappa states, “In the end, when you listen to the sound, you would never be able to tell that it’s not a tube amplifier. But when I’m playing, the QSC speakers complete the overall feel and character of the sound –- and that’s something that I really have enjoyed about working with the QSC speakers.”