Justin Smith (Graf Orlock – guitar/vocals)
SPB: When you play live, what is your preferred guitar/amp combo? (And why that setup?)
Smith: In Graf Orlock I use a Gibson Les Paul with custom made humbuckers which are wound hotter than normal. This runs through an original model Peavey 5150 and an Orange Rockerverb 100. These go into two separate cabinets: a Marshall slant 1964 with Vintage 30s and a Mesa Boogie straight cabinet with Vintage 30s. I have never really been a fan of pedals or pedal distortion, so I go straight with gross tube distortion to get where I’m going. The only pedals I use are logistical, an A/B splitter, a tuner of course and a noise gate, since this set up refuses to be clean.