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Mark Lettieri On Playing Life, Looping & His Travel Pedalboard

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Published on Jun 7, 2019
Duration:
1:00:08

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!

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Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• MXR M280 Vintage Bass Octave
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wEr8eS
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/VXJ9A

• Pigtronix Octava Micro
Australia: http://bit.ly/2HVc82y
USA: http://bit.ly/37nkFWD

• Dunlop Volume X Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QLS44K
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MhpSsI
USA: https://bit.ly/3DJVWdX

• Keeley Monterey Custom Shop Edition (links for standard finish)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2meiKPU
Australia: http://bit.ly/2XtGxdB
USA: https://bit.ly/3Gyymmx

• J Rockett Melody Drive
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ior0FJ
USA: https://bit.ly/3dCJ2UA

• J Rockett The Dude
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2WMhRzR
Australia: http://bit.ly/2G7OeQN
USA: https://bit.ly/3yaMzTv

• MXR Phase 95
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2IkLdvY
Australia: http://bit.ly/2WgJUmO
USA: https://bit.ly/31LOOkp

• TC Electronic Flashback 2 Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2u3UHm8
Australia: http://bit.ly/2CVjyxO
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/0agoM

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
Australia: http://bit.ly/2cLB8JH
USA: https://bit.ly/33g1Qap

• TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb (no longer made, links for V2)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8jTGV
Australia: http://bit.ly/2uHUszg
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/bd6J9

• TC Electronic Ditto Looper (out of shot)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2v1PspS
Australia: http://bit.ly/2X17xAv
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/6Z0LK

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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-on-models/nos-retro/

Amps in this episode
• Supro Black Magick 1x12 combo with standard speaker
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/OAk0Q
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 1x12 combo with standard speaker - No longer made, link to newest version
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KBwMWc
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/31BWK
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