Features Series: What's That Noise?

Series: What's That Noise?

One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.

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Body Stuff

One Question Interviews

Body Stuff

Posted Sept. 10, 2020, 7:39 p.m.
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Ryan Jones (Body Stuff) SPB: Is there a specific piece of equipment that’s essential to “the Body Stuff” sound? Jones: "Yeah man, I'd say the one thing that comes out of the speakers that is a MUST is the drums. Those are some Steven Slate drum triggers!!!"

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Vincas

One Question Interviews Vincas

Posted Aug. 28, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
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Chris McNeal (Vincas – bass) SPB: What bass/amp pairing do you use and why did you choose it? McNeal: When I was a kid, every ...

Storm Ross

One Question Interviews Storm Ross

Posted Aug. 25, 2020, 8:44 p.m.
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Storm Ross SPB: Is there a single piece of gear that you would say is the most essential to “the Storm Ross sound”? Ross: As ...

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War//Plague

One Question Interviews

War//Plague

Posted May 11, 2020, 7:54 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Andy Lefton (War//Plague – guitar) SPB: What guitar model do you play in War//Plague and how does it lend to “the War//Plague sound”? Lefton: It took some time to get the signature sound we wanted. Staying heavy and retaining clarity while playing blistering fast was something we strived for. As we grew, we knew we were in for the long haul, so it was vital for us to invest in gear that we could have for the rest of our lives. Having two guitarists meant working in sync with different tones and layers. Starting out as a young ...

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Extinction A.D.

One Question Interviews Extinction A.D.

Posted Aug. 24, 2020, 8 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Rick Jimenez (Extinction A.D. – guitar/vocals) SPB: Did you experiment much with different equipment, setups, mics or equipment when ...

Lagwagon

One Question Interviews Lagwagon

Posted Aug. 22, 2020, 11:06 a.m.
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Chris Rest (Lagwagon – guitar) What model guitar do you play (and how did you choose it)? Check out Chris' answer ...

Boilerman

One Question Interviews Boilerman

Posted July 21, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jim (Boilerman - guitar) SPB: What's the most overrated guitar feature? eg. whammy bars, D-Tuna? Jim: I don't know ...

Kepi Ghoulie

One Question Interviews Kepi Ghoulie

Posted July 20, 2020, 7:59 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Kepi Ghoulie SPB: What guitar do you use in your solo material, and how did choose this model? Kepi: Lately ...

DEAD

One Question Interviews DEAD

Posted July 14, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jem (DEAD - drums, WeEmptyRooms – label operator) SPB: Walk us through your kit and offer insight as to how you arrived ...

Caffiends

One Question Interviews Caffiends

Posted July 13, 2020, 8:31 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Lance (Caffiends – guitar) SPB: From when you were starting out to now, what parts of your (gear) setup have really ...

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