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About Michael Britt

Michael Britt is probably best known as the twanging guitar player of the American country music group Lonestar.

Michael's interest in music, and the guitar in particular, began when he was in his early teens. As Kiss came out with the 'Destroyer' album, the dream of every teenager - to take over the world as an axe-wielding musician - sparkled. When he finally discovered the awesome and legendary string-tapping equilibrist Eddie Van Halen, his mind was set. Later on, he sought out inspiration through instrumental icons such as Mark Knopfler and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Lonestar first charted in late 1995 with the single 'Tequila Talkin', the first of the band's twenty-seven singles on the country charts. Nine of the band's singles have reached number one on this chart. Their biggest hit was 1999's 'Amazed', a crossover hit that reached number one on both the country charts and the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first single to do so since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983. The group has also recorded eight studio albums and a greatest hits compilation. Three of their albums have been certified gold, while three more have been certified platinum or higher.

When it comes to juicing up the sound of his guitar, Michael relies on a fair portion of sparkling stomp boxes from TC. The sheer versatility of the TonePrint pedals strikes Michael as the single coolest thing about them, 'The fact that we are able to taper the feedback differently than the depth. It makes almost like three different pedals in one box, and I don't think you can do that with any other pedal'.

Michael is the type of musician who is always happy with his sound - a straight forward plug-and-play kinda guy rather than a ravenously knob-twisting sound tweaker. Thus, during a TonePrint session, we dialled in some of his favourite sound settings for the Corona Chorus, the Flashback Delay, the Shaker Vibrato and The Dreamscape and made them all available for some serious pedal-bank downloading.

TonePrints by Michael Britt

Videos with Michael Britt

Michael Britt creates a beat delay TonePrint

Michael Britt creates a corona TonePrint

Michael Britt creates a triple vibe shaker vibrato TonePrint