Tony MacAlpine: TMac and the interview

MacAlpine: Oh, I definitely believe in keeping things simple. There's less things to go wrong. But I've been using the HK stuff since the '90s. I've used all their stuff, from the Access preamps to the all-tube heads that glow -- the TriAmps. I'm just really happy with the Coreblades, with all the effects and compression built inside the head. I don't really have to carry a lot of gear.

A lot of the gear is provided and I just show up with the memory stick and drop it in the head, and it knows the whole show in a second. That's a great thing. All I bring is the pedal board. So I'm really happy with that. It makes traveling and dealing with the airlines a lot easier.