Part 4 of guitars I'm pleased to show you my (Gav) wonderful Fender US std Strat. What's so special about this guitar you say? Firstly I'm using this guitar for open C tuning and cranking up the gain. For this reason I've replaced the beautiful custom shop fat 50s pups for a Suhr SSH+ in the bridge, Seymour Duncan in the mid and a Seymour Duncan Lil 59 in the neck. Then to finish this off I changed the pick guard to a mint green. Tasteful! ;) #fender #suhr #seymourduncan #makingnoise #refreshingpickgaurd
Part 3 of 'Guitars we're using for the next Godsticks album'... This, my (Dan) trusty Fender US Jazz bass, was picked up in a trade deal for my old Esh Bass a few months before recording 'Emergence'. The idea was to have an extremely bright and active sound which we all thought necessary to contrast with Darran's dark sounding 7-string guitar parts. Originally it had Bartolini pickups onboard and, in conjunction with a fantastic Ampeg rig found at Monnow Valley Studio Valley, was the sound for much of 'Emergence'. At the moment I'm using an outboard Sadowsky Guitars Ltd pre-amp to give me an even more aggressive/active sound, and I've swapped out the pickups once more; this time for Aguilar Amplification AG 5J-HC pickups. This'll still be my go-to bass for the upcoming recordings. But not the only one...! #newmusic #godsticks #fender #ampeg #aguilar
Part 2 of 'Guitars we're using for the next #godsticks album'..
This is a guitar I (Darran) never thought I'd own; never mind use on a recording - a trusty Gibson SG! This is my go-to drop-D guitar at the moment and my does it pack a punch! We're 60% away from finishing a track called 'Its there because its there' (all these titles are subject to change, thankfully) and this is the guitar I've used exclusively for it.
I thought I'd change the pickups immediately after I've bought it but it turns out the stock ones are punchy, bright but also full of depth, so they're staying. #guitarnerds #newmusic #gibsonsg
We're all gear nuts over here at Godsticks, but most of the time it's used to inspire new music. Work on the next Godsticks album is well underway so we'll be posting some details of the guitars etc. we're using to record it. First up is my (Darran) Suhr Classic S. This has gone through quite a few pickup changes over the years but, inspired by some of the great single coil tones achieved by a guitarist called Nick Johnston, I recently fitted it with a set of Seymour Duncan STK-S4 noiseless single coils. They sound great, and were used to record a track called 'No Theatre' which we hope to be playing live quite soon!
#newmusic #suhr #seymorduncan #guitarnerds
Awesome night at @lepub supporting #dorje
Newport! Ready to party with us and the awesome Dorje at @lepub ? 21st May, Tix £10. #dorje #robchapman #newport