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Didn't Steve Katz of Blood Sweat and Tears play a Gibson Les Paul?

Ivan May

Active member
May 25, 2021
I know he mostly played Guild guitars* and the occasional Fender Stratocaster, Gibson ES 335 and Gibson SG electric guitars, but I listen to Blood Sweat and Tears a lot these days, and more specifically, that cool, psychedelic fuzz guitar solo on More and More. The guitar tone on that sounds very much like a Fender Stratocaster, like a Jimi Hendrix like sound. I know that Steve Katz was very much into Guild Amps and the occasional Fender Twin Reverb and Fender Bassman amps, turned up to 10, and played a variety of electric guitars, including a Fender Telecaster, a Gibson J200 Acoustic guitar and a Gretsch White Falcon, but does anyone know if he played a Gibson Les Paul? One of the Blues Project album covers shows Steve Katz playing a green Fender Jazzmaster. I remember seeing a picture from the New Blood era of Blood Sweat and Tears of Steve Katz playing a Fender Stratocaster. David Clayton-Thomas and Georg Wadenius were also known to play a Fender Stratocaster, a Fender Telecaster and a Gibson Les Paul. But has anyone been familiar with their gear and guitar setups? Please let me know. He's a very underrated guitarist.

*Much of those Guild guitars may have been props, but Blood Sweat and Tears bassist Jim Fielder primarily played Guild amps, so I could be right about the Guild endorsement.


Aug 11, 2017
Don’t interact with this guy. He got the boot from MLP not that long ago for necroposting and spamming up everyone’s feed.

He’s either a troll, or a bot, or both.