Eventide announced that artist Peter Frampton has added an Eclipse effects processors to his permanent guitar rig. According to Frampton, there was no doubt in his mind when he selected Eventide as his go-to effects processor. “I had one of the first Eventide DDLs with the original pitch card. It was used in the studio and I took it on tour with me for front-of-house sound before and beyond Comes Alive!” said Frampton. “On the road and in the studio, I always have an Eventide unit close at hand. They are the best. It’s a piece of equipment that I cannot do without.”
Frampton is no stranger to unique sonic effects. On his seminal album, Frampton Comes Alive!, he brought the talk-box effect into the mainstream. Throughout his career, from his early days with The Herd to his latest solo CD, Now, or his Gold-certified DVD Live in Detroit, Frampton has consistently embraced innovative technology to enhance his creative process. Noted Frampton, “The tools available to musicians are constantly evolving and sometimes the pace is a bit overwhelming. That’s why it’s reassuring to know that Eventide continues to put out reliable new and powerful gear. For me, it’s the best of both worlds: classic equipment with every new feature imaginable.”
Frampton will have ample opportunities to put his new Eventide Eclipse to work. He is working on a new solo album this summer but took a break to pay tribute to guitar great Les Paul at the Les Paul 90th Birthday Salute, held June 19, 2005, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Frampton also contributed a recording to a Les Paul tribute CD. In addition, Frampton will hit the road for a string of European dates in July.
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