Jam Base: When did you come up with the idea for the site?
RC: My big brother took me to my first Phish concert (October 22, 1996 at Madison Square Garden) and I remember the whole time thinking “how did the guitarist possibly make that sound?
In the 3.0 era, Phish started releasing a lot more high-definition photography of the band, including, most importantly for me, HD live streams of the shows.
So for the last few years I would flip through the band’s photos and videos and see if I could spot changes in Trey’s rig.
It was relatively early in the internet era, and I remember surfing around a very slow internet connection in the following weeks, months, and years scooping up any lit bit of information I could find about the rig.
Over time, some great sites popped up providing a good amount of information, but they were mostly static shots of the rig at one particular moment in time.
As a budding young guitar player, all I wanted was to replicate it.
We recently came across a website called Trey’s Guitar Rig which documents nearly every aspect of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s ever-changing guitar rig.
Trey’s Guitar Rig features posts about the rigs Trey has used over the course of each Phish run dating back to 2013 as well as TAB tours and his setup for last summer’s Trey’s Guitar Rig is run by Colorado-based attorney, musician, gearhead and Phish fan Ryan Chiachiere.