Tom Bukovac

Tom Bukovac

Tom Bukovac has to be a hero of mine. You’ll shortly see why. Not only is Tom one of the most called session guitarist in Nashville, he’s tasty in everything that he plays. Just to highlight a few things he’s done over the years: everyone from Keith Urban, to Carrie Underwood,  to Vince Gill, to Sheryl Crow! He has nearly 600 credits on All Music!

 

 

Tom Bukovac’s Gear

Guitars

Tom has been known to use a number of different guitars from the modern Dusenberg guitars to vintage 1960 Gibson Blonde ES-335 and Gibson Les Paul. There’s a few videos of him demoing high stratocasters.

 

Pedalboard

His everyday pedalboard looks a lot like:

Tom Bukovac pedalboard

It seems that Tom is running a clean boost [the RC] first, next is what looks like a Crybay wah, next is a few overdrive pedals like the Nobels [a Nashville favourite] and a rehoused z-vex Box of Rock [a really cool distortion and boost]. Finishing the gain based pedals is a Volume and a Boss GE-7 Equalizer [A pedal we should all own!]. Up next is a Ehx Pog, Ehx Memory Man with Hazarai [which Tom swears by] and a modified boss tremolo. The pedalboard is completed by a Boss GE-7 EQ Pedal [which keeps cropping up on more and more pro boards – including Tim Pierce and Kenny Greenberg] with an additional control pedal [next to the wah]. Tom’s board covers everything that I can imagine he gets called to play/wants to have on quick recall.

 

Amps

With amps Tom has used everything from a rack with 3 or 4 amp heads in, feeding a cab in another room to using a Fender 15 watt all tube Princeton combo – used with a 2 x 12 cab.

 

 

Videos

Now for some videos of Tom playing! Enjoy the magic!

 

 

 

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