Dave Bate (Michael Crafter)
SPB: What parts of your (gear) setup have really helped Michael Crafter voice your sound from when you started until today?
Bate: Michael Crafter recordings are often done on the fly at rehearsal, though every now and then we like to go into the studio and record something that is a bit more palatable. Mostly we just go with the gear that is at the studio and play around with levels on the amps until we get a distortion sound that is blown out and in your face.
At live shows, we are fond of using a Carvin X100B head with the distortion channel on 10, and no pedals. It gives wild un-manageable feedback and a really crunchy distortion sound.