Watch the Vibrator online guitar lesson by Reeves Gabrels from Rock Inside Out

The limitations that you put on something can help define it. While in the band Tin Machine with David Bowie, we decided that we were going to limit by not using synthesizers at all. By using guitars, pianos, and organs to create these same sounds we were able to find new ground and push the limits of the instruments. Attempting to emulate a synthesizer, I began to use a vibrator to pluck the strings instead of picking. We will go over this playing technique and the gear I use to create the synthesizer sound.