About Brad Whitford
While attending the Berklee College of Music, Whitford played in various different bands such as Cymbals of Resistance, Earth and Justin Thyme. But Brad Whitford is probably best known as the one of two guitarists for legendary classic rockers Aerosmith.
Replacing the original guitarist Ray Tabano, Brad Whitford joined Aerosmith in 1971 and Aerosmith went on to become one of the most successful bands of that time. Though, Whitford decided to leave the band in 1981 in favour of his own project Whitford/St. Holmes, which included singer Derek St. Holmes. However, they released only a single self-titled album before the project dissolved in 1981. Brad Whitford also briefly toured with former band-mate Joe Perry on The Joe Perry Project before once again joining up with the rest of the gang in Aerosmith in 1984.
While touring and performing with Aerosmith, Brad Whitford likes to keep it simple when it comes to effects and pedals. But, he does prefer the wide range of possibilities that TC effect pedals actually provide him. For example, he relies heavily on the Flashback Delay pedal that offers him such a wide variety of great echoes - and he especially digs the 2290 echo modulation. Also the TC Vortex Flanger holds a very special place on his board - a pedal that provides a nice thick flanger effect yet covers so much different grounds.
No doubt the products from TC hold a very special place in Brad's heart. As Brad's personal guitar tech Marco Moir puts it: 'So much TC gear is here because you can't do without!'.