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Hershel Yatovitz (Chris Isaak) loves his Strymon gear


Hershel Yatovitz - Chris Issak's guitarist

Hershel Yatovitz is the lead guitarist for pop rock icon Chris Isaak. Since joining Isaak in 1995 he has recorded 7 albums, toured the world, and made over 100 TV appearances.

Recently he purchased an El Capistan to replace his old tube tape echos. He also added a Brigadier, blueSky, and TimeLine to his pedalboard. Here’s what he had to say:

“I am extremely pleased with the musicality, sound, design and build quality of Strymon pedals. Awesome! It’s been a long time since I’ve felt I’m making a large leap up in sound and features when making a new touring/recording pedalboard.”

“Timeline is FANTASTIC! It has the mojo, features and fidelity I have always wanted, finally in one box! It truly is the tool I have been wishing I could have for years.”

In addition to his time playing and recording with Chris Issak, Hershel has found time to perform and play with many other artists including Art Alexakis (Everclear), Junior Brown, James Burton (Elvis Presley), Glen Campbell, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock), Shawn Colvin, Dick Dale, Bo Diddley, Gloria Estefan, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Emmylou Harris, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Bros.), Lisa Loeb, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Joe Pass, Bonnie Raitt, Rufus Reid, Leann Rimes, Ritchie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Brian Setzer, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Waddy Wachtel, DB Walker, Joe Walsh (Eagles), Trisha Yearwood and Dweezil Zappa, among many others.

Hershel Yatovitz's pedal board
Stage photo credit: Dave Miller

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