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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Barren Womb

One Question Interviews

Barren Womb

Posted Nov. 20, 2020, 9:27 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Tony (Barren Womb) SPB: Were there any amps, cabs or anything else that stood out in the studio when you recorded Lizard Lounge? Tony: There was nothing very unusual about the amp setup for the Lizard Lounge recording sessions, in fact it was very similar to the setup we’ve been running live for years. I split my signal between three amps: one is the main guitar tone, the other two work together to approximate a bass sound.  We used a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 to get the guitar tone for the album, and a blend of a Fender Super-sonic paired with a Marshall 412 cab and a Fender Bassman 100 with an Ampeg 115 cab for the bass ...

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Kaelan Mikla

One Question Interviews Kaelan Mikla

Posted Nov. 5, 2020, 9:10 p.m.
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Kaelan Mikla SPB: What piece of equipment is most essential or definitive or “the Kaelan Mikla sound”? Kaelan Mikla: We feel like all our instruments ...

Hey Colossus

One Question Interviews Hey Colossus

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 8:42 p.m.
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Chris (Hey Colossus – guitar) SPB: You’ve dubbed your backline “The Pirate Ship.” Care to tell us why? (And how you put it together?)  Chris ...

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Anthem Grief

One Question Interviews

Anthem Grief

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup work? Anthem Grief: The two of us met through a previous band that was around for a short time. The two of us were the only ones who really clicked in that band. Throughout the years after that project was finished, Gee took me under his wing and we discovered how parallel our writing styles were. We thought, “Fuck it , we are going to do this completely backwards; we’ll write the entire record by ourselves, record it , then we ...

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Chain Cult

One Question Interviews Chain Cult

Posted Oct. 26, 2020, 9:18 p.m.
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Jason (Chain Cult – bass) SPB: What type of bass do you play and how did you choose it? Jason: I ...

Larry Livermore

One Question Interviews Larry Livermore

Posted Oct. 16, 2020, 1:38 p.m.
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Larry Livermore (Lookout Records founder) SPB: What studios played a role in defining “the Lookout sound” of the label’s ...

Squarecrow

One Question Interviews Squarecrow

Posted Oct. 13, 2020, 8 p.m.
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Todd Allen (Squarecrow) SPB: What amps do you use, and how did you decide on that setup? Allen: I upgraded ...

Multicult

One Question Interviews Multicult

Posted Oct. 12, 2020, 8:38 p.m.
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Multicult (Nick Skrobisz/Rebecca Burchette – guitar/bass) SPB: Describe your pedal board: How did you choose which pedals to use ...

Geld

One Question Interviews Geld

Posted Oct. 9, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
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Al Smith (Geld-vocals) SPB: What is the most overrated guitar feature? Smith: It may seem rich to bemoan something Geld ...

City Mouse

One Question Interviews City Mouse

Posted Sept. 24, 2020, 8:59 p.m.
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Miski Dee (City Mouse) SPB: What type of guitar do you play and how did you choose that model? Dee ...

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