The Stars Come Out For Nady

For over 30 years, Nady has been outfitting many top touring acts with wireless systems and other audio gear.

It's been our privilege to support so many extraordinary artists in this way and to have the opportunity to play a role in countless live performances and studio sessions worldwide.

Below is a sampling of our Featured Artists.

For a more complete list of artists who use/have used Nady gear, see the Nady Artist Roster

brad gillis

Night Ranger / Brad Gillis

Brad Gillis has been touring with Nady Wireless Systems for over 30 years. Brad is currently using the UHF-4 GT system.
The wireless transmitter is custom built into his guitars electronics cavity with an on/off switch and power LED located on the pick guard. His guitar is a truly wireless guitar!

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joel hoekstra

Night Ranger / Joel Hoekstra

New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra is a musician on the rise as both a consummate sideman and an innovative solo artist. Joel's CD's “Undefined” and “The Moon is Falling”, have found a strong cult following and critical acclaim. Recently, he completed his third CD “13 Acoustic Songs” and is currently performing with Night Ranger and rocking NYC with the offered hit “Rock of Ages”.

Joel has been performing worldwide, using his Nady UHF-4 GT system. He has a transmitter built into his primary stage guitar and loves the sound he's getting.

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Steve Vai

Steve Vai first stepped into the spotlight in 1980 as a guitarist in Frank Zappa's band. In the mid to late 80's, Steve played and toured in Alcatrazz, The David Lee Roth Band and White Snake. During these years Steve used Nady 1200VHF systems. When Steve ventured out on his own during the Sex and Religion Tour (1993-94), he used the Nady 950GS UHF multi-channel guitar system. Steve is currently incorporating the U-Series U-1000 guitar system in his live touring rig. All together Steve has toured with Nady Wireless Systems for three decades!

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Misfits / Jerry Only

The Misfits have been touring with Nady Wireless Systems since the 80's. This year Jerry has endorsed Nady's U33B Bass Wireless System:

"We've only used one wireless ...NADY. The unit itself got smaller but with their new Bass Boost feature on the U33B wireless, the sound is even BIGGER. It's got a monster crunch sound regardless of the volume of the amp. It hits you right in the gut where the Bass should. You can feel it. The power of this new wireless will rattle your bones."

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flipsyde

Flipsyde

The San Francisco Bay Area based group Flipsyde is currently touring in support of their debut album on Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Flipsyde chose Nady's U-1000 wireless system for the tour. Guitarist Dave Lopez is also using Nady's TTV-2 Tube Pedal and SW-21 Switcher.

Vocals/MC: Steve Knight, Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Dave Lopez. Flipsyde's music is an unconventional, yet harmonious mix of styles. The top and bottom of their sound is straight-up Hiphop, while the middle punches with rock and Latin-flavored flourishes of blazing guitar.

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shorty

Guitar Shorty

Blues recording artist Guitar Shorty has been touring with his Nady wireless system for the past 15 years. Right out of high school at the age of 16, Shorty joined Ray Charles and his band. At the age of 17 he recorded under the direction of Willie Dixon on the Cobra label. Shorty has played with T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard and Sam Cooke. In 1961, Shorty married Marcia Hendrix and became Jimi's brother-in-law.

Shorty's wireless roaming while delivering searing blues leads has become a highlight of his performances. He has credited Nady Wireless as a major contributor to his live guitar tone.

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verdine

Earth Wind & Fire / Verdine White

Verdine White is often called the most electrifying bass player in the world. On stage Verdine White's constant motion, enthusiasm and energy (to the point of disbelief) have deemed him the "Ultimate Fire" of the band.

A consummate entertainer whose primary goal is to ignite and excite his audience, Verdine has been touring with a Nady 950GS system for over ten years. He recently incorporated the U-2000 GT system into his rack.

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dave amato

REO speedwagon / Dave Amato

There are gear heads and then there is Dave. Dave has toured and played with Jimmy Barnes, Ted Nugent, Cher and joined REO SpeedWagon in 1989. Dave has appeared on records from Kim Carnes, Motley Crue, Richie Sambora and many others. During the mid-90’s, after 10 years of touring, Dave decided to turn in his rack of Nady 1200 GT VHF wireless systems and opted to go with the 950GS UHF system... but he was still fond of the tone his 1200VHF system provided.

Respecting Dave's individual taste and musical requirements, the Nady engineering staff was able to accommodate him with what is now known as the Dave Amato/REO Mod. The 1200 VHF wireless rack was used by a well known 90’s band debut tour for two non-stop years. Be sure to catch REO Speedwagon on tour and witness Dave's energy-packed performance with his Nady wireless!

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john hatton

Brian Setzer Orchestra / John "Spaz" Hatton

John Hatton of the Brian Setzer Orchestra has found a new sense of freedom with his new U-2000 wireless system.

John is using the dual U-2000 receiver with twin transmitter packs. The packs are wired to a stereo ¼ connector that takes the output from his King Double Bass stereo pick-up system.

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Velvet Revolver / Slash

From Guns and Roses, Blues Ball, Snake Pit and Velvet Revolver, Slash has carried Nady Wireless guitar systems over many thousands of concert-touring miles.

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elvin

Elvin Bishop

One evening in 1969 a young John Nady was at the Matrix Club in San Francisco. He introduced the prototype wireless guitar system he was developing to the musicians playing at the club.

Elvin Bishop had relocated from the Chicago blues scene to San Francisco and was one of the first musicians to try John's wireless system that night. Elvin was impressed and encouraged John to pursue his invention ...wisdom and foresight! Elvin was one of Nady's earliest supporters and has been using a Nady Wireless guitar system during his performances of electrified down-home blues for almost 40 years! Most recently, Elvin has picked up a Nady U-1000GT system.

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sardinas

Eric Sardinas

Eric's Electric Dobro delta blues style has been described as a cross between Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughn. It has been written that after years of inhaling the essence of various styles of blues, Eric Sardinas finally "exhaled". In doing so, he consequently gave birth to an exhilarating, powerful and sometimes terrifying new style that's real, raw and wickedly intense.

Eric's Nady wireless system has allowed him the performance freedom that once witnessed, will never be forgotten!

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Dwight Yoakam / Pete Anderson

With over three decades of music under his belt, Pete Anderson shows no signs of slowing down. In the early 80’s Pete was introduced to Dwight Yoakam, a struggling singer- songwriter. Needing a substitute guitar player for a club gig, Yoakam called Anderson. The two hit it off and started working together, honing Yoakam's sound powered by the musical direction and fiery guitar playing of Anderson.

In 1985 Yoakam was signed to WarnerBros. Records marking the beginning of a partnership that would span 20 years and resulting in the sales of millions of albums worldwide...all produced by Pete Anderson. Pete has also produced projects by Roy Orbison, k.d.lang, Lucinda Williams, Buck Owens, Michelle Shocked and the Meat Puppets among others.

Pete has used Nady Wireless since his early touring days with Dwight Yoakam and uses Nady studio mics at Little Dog Studio recording sessions. Recently, during Winter NAMM, Pete picked up a Nady 1260 60-watt Tube combo guitar amp.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash started using Nady wireless in the early 80’s with tunable 400/500 systems. In the mid 80’s he switched to the 700 system and then to the 950GS system in the 90’s. Nady Systems is proud to have been a part of his legacy.

Johnny Cash is the only man to have been inducted into the Rock, Country and Songwriter Hall of Fame. Since the early 1980's the man in black has been touring with Nady wireless systems. According to stage monitor engineer Kent Elliot, Cash chose the 950GS system for its road reliability, multi-channel operation and dynamic range. Guitar Technician Brian Farmer notes, 'We've toured around the world three times and never had a drop-out or interference problem where we couldn't find a clear frequency. I'd like to call it 160 channels of clarity.'"

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Anthrax / Joey Vera

Heavy metal bassist Joey Vera is currently touring with Fates Warning and is also a member of Armored Saint. In 2004 Joey played and toured throughout the world with Anthrax. Joey currently has a solo project out titled “A Chinese Fire Drill”.

Joey has been performing on stages worldwide with three different bands using the Nady U-1000 GT wireless guitar system.

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Mötley Crüe / Mick Mars

Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars is one of metal's premier guitarist.

Mick has been touring with a Nady Wireless guitar system in his rack since the 1980’s.

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Exodus / Gary Holt

Guitarist Gary Holt of S. F. Bay Area Thrash Metal band Exodus has been touring worldwide over the last twenty years with a Nady Wireless guitar system. Gary is currently on the road with a Nady U-1000 GT system in support of the latest Exodus release, “Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”.

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Metal Mike

Mike Chlasciak is known as Metal Mike and most commonly as the guitarist who helped Judas Priest front man Rob Halford reclaim his status as the true metal god. Metal Mike's wireless guitar system is the Nady U-1000 GT system. Metal Mike is currently on tour with
Sebastian Bach.

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