Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen demonstrates the versatility of Fender‘s “Guitar Digital Entertainment Center” or G-DEC 3 amplifier. The amp provides Fender FUSE software interface, which connects the amp to a computer as easily as connecting your digital camera, without the need for any special adapters or hardware. It also provides a huge library of preset sounds and backing tracks created for Fender by top rock, blues, metal, and country artists and session players.
If you look closely, it looks like Collen is playing with a quarter—it’s most likely one of the heavy brass picks he favors. Collen’s style is very fast, clean and technically proficient. Although he’s been in one of the world’s biggest rock bands since 1982 , he cites jazz guitarist John McLaughlin as one of his biggest influences, and it’s easy to see that in the speed and precision of his playing.