Jack W. Dillard
 
 
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I've been playing guitar and bass since 1969. I started playing in local clubs in 1971. I've played many different styles of music. Some of the bands I've worked with over the years are The Heat Waves, The New South, The Bush River Band, Turners Outlaw Band, Quick Change and Detour.

I'm working with Mr. B and the Tides (Oldies), Over The Edge (Classic Rock and Country) and an acousic duo, The Herrell-Dillard Duo with Mike Herrell.

I've been working with Mr. B for a few months and I'm really enjoying it. I started playing Oldies in the early 70's, of course they weren't called oldies then, with Ronnie Sines and the Heat Waves and with Oden Cullember and the Crystalaires and this is bringing back some nice memories from those days.


Influences

Since I've played so many different types of music my influences are very diverse. I've probably been influenced by every guitarist and bassist I've ever listened to to some degree, but some of my primary guitar influences have been:

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Buddy Guy
BB King
Billy Gibbons
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Winter
John Fogerty
Charlie Christian
Don Rich
Roy Nichols
Brent Mason


My bass influences:
Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad)
Randy Jo Hobbs(The McCoys, Johhny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer)
Stuart Hamm




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Gear
 
 
Gear Used for Electric Guitar Gigs

I have two guitars that are versatile enough to be used for any gig and these are the two I bring most of the time. My 2007 Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic and my 2004 Carvin California Carved Top CT6C.

The Carvin is a two pickup guitar and has the stock C22B and C22N pickups with coil splitting so it will cover both Humbucker and Single Coil tones very well. I blocked off the Floyd Rose and replaced the locking nut with a bone nut. The guitar sounds excellent. It's the guitar I used for the lead parts on "Can't You See" on my sounds page.

The Tom Anderson is a three pickup guitar and has Anderson "M" pickups on it. These are mini-humbuckers but it also has a unique and useful feature called "Kick Back". When the kick back feature is engaged it makes them sound like really fat single coils but they're still hum cancelling. It also has a push/pull switch on the tone control that adds the bridge pickup to the switch positions 4 and 5 when the bridge pickup isn't normally active. This allows it to get the bridge and neck pickup combination that a Stratocaster can't get without modification.

For amps I try to bring the right size for the gig. This will usually be one of two amps, a Rivera Venus 3 or an Allen Accomplice.

The Rivera Venus 3 is a 15 watt (or 7 with the 1/2 power switch engaged) 1X12 combo with a Celestion G12H30 Anniversary speaker. It's single channel with reverb, a mid notch switch and a boost switch. The tube compliment is 2-6V6 for the power amp and 2-12AX7 in the preamp. Great cleans and great crunch, cleans up well with the volume of the guitar.

The 2011 Allen Accomplice 1X12 combo is 40 watts or 22 watts depending on the power tubes being used. It's a single channel with reverb, a Raw control (this control adds mids and gain as you turn it up), has a tone control for the reverb and a bright switch. Tube compliment is either 2-6L6 (40 watts) or 2-6V6 (22 watts) for the power amp and 4-12AX7 in the preamp asnd a GZ34 rectifier tube. Super good cleans and with the raw control can get very crunchy also. I bought this in kit form from David Allen and assembled it a couple years ago, the kit was great, the instructions were awesome and David Allen was really great with customer support. When I'm ready to build another amp, I won't hesitate to buy another kit from him. Ichanged the speaker to an Emminece Cannibis Rex.

With either amp I can add a 1X12 extension speaker. This is an Avatar with a WGS G12C speaker, compliments both amps very well.

 
 
Gear Used for Bass Gigs

I don't play many gigs that require a huge bass rig so my MarkBass CMD151P Jeff Berlin combo has been able to cover pretty much anything I've needed to do. It's 300W at 8 ohm and 500W at 4 ohms. Solid state power and preamp, direct out and will accept either low or high impedance input. I have a New York 151 extension cabinet that can be added if more volume is needed.

I've been using my Paul Reed Smith Gary Grainger 5 String for everything, it's very versatile and responds well to different right hand positions to alter the tone. If needed I also have a Fender Jaaz Bass Special with active pickups and a Pedulla Thunderbolt 5 String.

 
 
Gear Used for Acoustic Gigs

I'll bring my Anderson Crowdster and one of my Martin Performing Artists for these. The Crowdster is a very acoustic sounding thin bodied acoustic/electric. The OMCPA has Fishman F1 Analog electronics and the GPCPA has Fishman F1 Aura+.

I have a Fender Acoustasonic 150 2X8 for amplification which works very well. It also has some models of electric amps so it could be used for a gig where both electric and acoustic are needed. I'd have to try it in a rehearsal before I'd take it out and gig it that way.
 
 
Effects

Currently my pedalboard incoudes a Peterson StroboStomp Classic Tuner, Barber Compact Tone Press Compressor, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, Barber Dual Discrete (this is a Barber Super Sport and a Barber Direct Drive Low Gain in one pedal and allows them to be stacked) and the Xotic RC Boost.

I'm a big fan of Barber pedals. His Tone Press compressor has a blend control on it that allows you to blend in the original uneffected signal of your guitar with the compressed signal, so you can control how much squish you add to your sound. The Direct Drives are Marshalls in a pedal and sound great, low compression and great note separation.

 
 
Other Stuff

There has been debate for years about if musicians should use music stands on stage and I'll admit it looks much more professional and the musicians are much better able to work with the crowd, in my opinion anyway, if they don't used them.

In the last 10 years or so I find it more difficult to remember words, not chord progressions or guitar parts, just words. So the way I look at it I had three choices:

1. Stop singing (some people may think I should have chosen this one :-) )
2. Mumble or sing the wrong words for words I can't remember (less professional than using a music stand I think)
3. Use a music stand with a song book

I started using the music stand and song book but I thought it still looked unprofessional. I saw a guy on YouTube using his iPad on his mic stand and I figured he was using it for words as he kept looking down at it while he was singing, so I started looking for something good and resoanably priced to use with my iPad.

What I found was software called OnSong. This is an amazing piece of software for the money. It has almost everything I need, here's some of what it does:

. Simple song and chord entry
. Pull and change song lists fast
. Flip through your set chord sheets
. Transpose key with the brush of a finger
. Will automatically show you the correct chords to play for different capo positions
. Highlight font colors
. Change font size and style
. Save multiple song sets
. Import songs from your online sources
. Play music from your iPod library
. Play a click track to a metronome
. Share wirelessly with your band members over Bluetooth
. Send your list via email to preview and print
. Works with many foot pedals for page turning
. Teleprompter like scrolling of words and chords
. Will display your words/chords with a black background and white text, great for dark stages
. Project lyrics or use a stage monitor with VGA/HDMI video out support
. Import, export and synchronize with Dropbox and MobileMe iDisk and others
. Edit songs on your iPad from your laptop
. Highlight words in the lyrics

I'm not affiliated with the publisher of this software at all but it'is just so great I wanted to share.

 
 
My Guitar, Bass and Live Sound Gear

Guitars:

2015 Ron Kirn Signature Old Blackie
2007 Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic
2004 Tom Anderson Crowdster
2012 Tom Anderson Classic
2004 Carvin California Carved Top CT6C
2010 Paul Reed Smith 25th Anniversary 305
2012 Paul Reed Smith Signature Limited
1981 Fender Lead I
1993 Fender Strat Plus Deluxe
2003 Fender Deluxe Telecaster
2004 Fender Deluxe Fat Stratocaster FMT
2004 Fender Deluxe Stratocaster 50th Aniversary
Fender Blacktop Telecaster
2010 Ibanez AS73
Laguna LE322
1981 Kramer The Duke
2004 G&L Tribute ASAT Classic
2011 Gibson SG Special 60's Tribute
PartsCaster Telecaster
PartsCaster Stratocaster
2009 Carvin Cobalt C750T acoustic/electric
2011 Martin Performing Artist GPCPA2 Mahogany
2012 Martin Performing Artist OMCPA4 Sapele

Basses:

2013 Paul Reed Smith Grainger 5
1985 Fender Jazz Bass Special
Ibanez SR505
2001 Pedulla Thunderbolt
2013 Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70S

Guitar Amps and Cabinets:

1969 Fender Bassman
5E3 Tweed Deluxe Clone
2011 Allen Accomplice 1X12
2002 Peavey Bandit
1984 Peavey Bandit 65
1984 Peavey Special 130
1984 Peavey Nashville 400
Rivera Venus 3
Rivera R55-12
Avatar G112W 1X12 Cabinet (2)


Bass Amps and Cabinets:

MarkBass CMD151P Jeff Berlin
MarkBass NY151 Cabinet
Fender BXR200 1X15 Combo


Pedals and Effects:

Pedal Train PT1 Pedal Board
One Spot Power Supply
VooDoo Labs Pedal Power II
Barber Tone Press Compressor
Barber Compact Tone Press Compressor
Barber Compact Direct Drive
Barber Direct Drive Overdrive
Barber Direct Drive Low Gain Overdrive
Barber Direct Drive Dual Channel
Barber Dual Discrete Overdrive
Wampler Paisley Drive
Rockett Chicken Soup Overdrive
Xotic Andy Timmons BB Preamp
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Joyo Digital Delay JF-08
Xotic RC Boost
TC Electronics Spark Booster
Boss CH1 Chorus
Ernie Ball VP Jr. Volume Pedal
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Mad Professor Snow White Auto Wah
Digitech RP250 Multi-Effects
Digitech RP500 Multi-Effects
Vox ToneLab EX Multi-Effects
Korg DT7 Tuner
Peterson StroboStomp II Tuner
Peterson StroboClip Tuner
Peterson Strobostomp Classic
Snark Clip On Tuner
DeltaLab Clip On Tuner
DigiTech Hardwire HT-6 Tuner
Elixir Cables
Planet Waves Cables
X2 Digital Wireless
Dunlop Ultem Picks



Live Sound:

Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer
JBL MP212 Monitors (2)
Shure SM58 Mics (6)
Shure Beta 58A Mics (1)
Mic stands and speaker stands

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Upcoming Performances
 
 
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Sounds
 
 
 
 
 
Title Musicians
Can't You See

Jack Dillard - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Backing Vocals
Unchained Melody

Jack Dillard - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Lead Vocals
John Tomison - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Drift Away

Jack Dillard - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Guitar, Lead Vocals
I've Got A Feeling

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Mike Ditch - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Backing Vocals
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Lee Jordan - Drums
Mr. Mom

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Mike Ditch - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Backing Vocals
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Lee Jordan - Drums
Strawberry Wine

Jack Dillard - Electric Guitar
Meredith Holiday - Lead Vocals
Mike Ditch - Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Ditch - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Duane Martz- Keyboards
Lee Jordan - Drums
Alone Again

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
Desert Plains

Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Justin Johns - Bass Guitar
Mark Thomas - Lead and Backing Vocals
Little Wing

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals
We're An American Band

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals
Gimme Three Steps

Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar
James Dillard - Drums
Wayne Graham - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Russell - Lead Vocals
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Video
 
 
More videos at my YouTube channel
 

Song Title - Alberta
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Vocals
Song Title - Sugar Mountain
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Vocals
Song Title - Before You Accuse Me
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Vocals
Song Title - Turn The Page
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Vocals
Song Title - Fast As You
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Song Title - Wild Nights
Band - Herrell-Dillard Duo
Jack Dillard - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Herrell - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Song Title - Take It Back
Band - Jennifer Rose and The Mixx
Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jennfier Rose - Lead Vocals
John Tomison - Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
Brion Church - Drums, Background Vocals
Song Title - Old Time Rock and Roll
Band - Jennifer Rose and The Mixx w/ Ronnie Wayne and Mike Frampton
Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ronnie Wayne - Lead Vocals
Mike Frampton - Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Brion Church - Drums, Background Vocals
Song Title - Drift Away
Band - Over The Edge
Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Background Vocals
Song Title - Double Vision
Band - Over The Edge
Jack Dillard - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
John Tomison - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kirk Soistman - Drums, Lead Vocals
Song Title - Suds In The Bucket
Band - Jennifer Rose and The Mixx
Jack Dillard - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jennifer Rose - Lead Vocals
Mike Chakwin - Keyboard
Brion Church - Drums, Background Vocals
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