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Mark Lettieri On Playing Life, Looping & His Travel Pedalboard

Published on Jun 7, 2019

In this episode we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Mark Lettieri to the show! Mark is highly loved and respected musician based in Fort Worth, Texas, who has built a stellar reputation via his work in Snarky Puppy, Fearless Flyers and his own solo work.
We met Mark back in January at the NAMM show and fixed a plan for him to drop into the TPS studio on his next trip to Europe. Thusly, he stepped off a plane from Dallas and into a car to Somerset!
We talk a little bit about Mark’s background in music, his uncanny ability for groove and rhythm and of course the pedalboard he flies with. Plus a little cameo from Joey Landreth at the end - yep he was here that day too. Quite the day!

For everything Mark Lettieri including his current tour dates, please check out: https://www.marklettieri.com/
Also check out Snarky Puppy: https://snarkypuppy.com/

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• MXR M280 Vintage Bass Octave
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wEr8eS

• Pigtronix Octava Micro
Australia: http://bit.ly/2HVc82y

• Dunlop Volume X Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QLS44K
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MhpSsI

• Keeley Monterey Custom Shop Edition (links for standard finish)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2meiKPU
Australia: http://bit.ly/2XtGxdB

• J Rockett Melody Drive
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ior0FJ

• J Rockett The Dude
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2WMhRzR
Australia: http://bit.ly/2G7OeQN

• MXR Phase 95
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2IkLdvY
Australia: http://bit.ly/2WgJUmO

• TC Electronic Flashback 2 Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2u3UHm8
USA: http://bit.ly/2GVHWlh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2CVjyxO

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
Australia: http://bit.ly/2cLB8JH

• TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb (no longer made, links for V2)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8jTGV
Australia: http://bit.ly/2uHUszg

• TC Electronic Ditto Looper (out of shot)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2v1PspS
USA: http://bit.ly/2D90aPT
Australia: http://bit.ly/2X17xAv

Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Oh no – Mick stopped the jam by accident: 00:45
- Body position?: 1:45
- But how do you say his name? 3:37
- Mega musician, funk, style and background: 7:00
- Snarky Puppy – no charts: 10:35
- Formal study? 11:13
- Let’s talk about looping: 13:01
- Name drop horn: 14:35
- Practising with a loop…and setting up an awesome loop of parts: 15:19
- Mark’s travel pedalboard: 20:14
- How do you choose pedals? 21:31
- J Rockett Melody Drive: 23:25 (25:37)
- What is that bridge pickup? 26:20
- J Rockett The Dude: 27:40 (28:11)
- Modulation on Mark’s board: 29:45
- Keeley Monterey: 32:00
- Pigtronix Octave Fuzz: 34:08
- MXR Vintage Bass Octave: 34:45
- The swing – it really does mean a thing: 37:25
- The importance of playing with humans: 39:20
- Mark’s delays: 40:15
- TC Flashback 2: 40:30
- …and the Dunlop Echoplex: 42:00
- Volume pedal? 42:57
- TC Hall Of Fame Reverb: 43:40
- Mark’s reverb TC Toneprint: 44:18
- Mark’s Don Grosh NOS Classic: 45:45
- Baritones? 50:15
- The intern brings the coffee… and jams: 54:20

Guitars in this episode:
• Don Grosh NOS Retro – http://groshguitars.com/guitars/bolt-...

Amps in this episode
• Supro Black Magick 1x12 combo with standard speaker
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 1x12 combo with standard speaker

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