The Ortiz brother's Amplified Heat have been making waves in Austin and around Texas for close to 10 years, but it isn't until the release of the forthcoming On The Hunt on Gonzolandia Records that they have truly captured the sound they have been perfecting since their inception. On The Hunt is Amplified Heat's 3rd full length studio album, recorded and produced by James Webber in an old homestead outside of Austin, Texas, and is a 10-song rock and roll tale that centers around one theme: chasing women... and all the trouble one gets into doing so.
ROCKANDROLLBLUES.COM met up James Ortiz, the guitar mastro of Austin’s very own rock & boogie act, Amplified Heat, to find out which pedals he uses to get into his 1966 retro killer vibe. James, your band is known to bring nothing but miles and miles of distortion. What types of boxes do you rely on for your thick distored tone?