Giveaways January 2015

January 15
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All That Remains: Against the Wind

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All That Remains: Against the Wind

What do you have on the floor?

Herbert: All I have is a Maxon OD808 Overdrive, Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor, Boss DD-5 Digital Delay, and a tuner. I’m not really a gear guy.
Martin: I use a Maxon OD-9 Overdrive and a Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor, but I’m a complete moron—I can barely hook my own stuff up. Take the guitar tech away from us and we’re screwed.

How about amps?

Herbert: I use a Peavey 5150 II head with Mesa/ Boogie 4x12 cabs. I think it’s a fantastic amp. I’ll tell you what, though, I would kill for a block letter one—the first one. I think those are the best. That’s what I recorded the album with. When you talk about this era of metal, that’s the head that’s most used. You don’t see Marshalls as much as you used to. When we were on tour with As I Lay Dying and Iced Earth, we all used the same exact head. Maybe it was the EVH III in some cases, but it’s the same thing, basically.
Martin: The very first one is the best-sounding head I’ve heard in my entire life. I’m using the Peavey 6505 head with Mesa/Boogie cabs [Editor’s note: Peavey renamed the 5150 amp the 6505 after Edward Van Halen severed his relationship with the company]. Every time we try something else, it just doesn’t work for us.

Who did the talk box solo in “Won’t Go Quietly”?

Herbert:
That’s Mike’s solo. He had gotten a talk box as a gift from a friend. I did my solo in the middle, and we were trying to think of what to do with the end part. We were like, “Dude, take a solo—talk box!” I don’t know if I was the one who said it, but it was kinda like we needed to use it on the record somehow.
Martin: I just wanted to add some feel—I wasn’t trying to reinvent rock guitar! [Laughs.] I’d never even played through one before, but it was a lot of fun. I’m psyched we put it on there. I think it’s a cool old-school effect to have in a modern metal band.
Herbert: Some people are going to hear that and say, “That’s cool.” Other people are going to go, “What the hell is this!? I don’t like this in my metal!” I think it’s tasty.

Oli Herbert's Gearbox

Guitars
Ibanez Xiphos 27-fret guitar, Ibanez S2170, Ibanez S1625, Takamine acoustic

Amps
Peavey 5150 II heads, Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabs with Celestion speakers

Effects
Maxon OD808 Overdrive, Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor, Boss DD-5 Digital Delay

Strings and Picks
Ernie Ball strings (.012, . 016, .020, .032, .042, .054), Dunlop Jazz picks

Miscellaneous
Boss TU-2 tuner, Ernie Ball cables, DiMarzio ClipLock straps

Mike Martin's Gearbox
Guitars
PRS Custom 22s, Takamine acoustic

Amps
Peavey 6505 head, Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabs with Celestion speakers

Effects
Maxon OD-9 Overdrive, Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor, “talk box” of unknown make

Strings and Picks
Ernie Ball strings (.012, .016, .020, .032, .042, .054), Dunlop 1 mm picks

Miscellaneous
Boss TU-2 tuner, Ernie Ball cables, DiMarzio ClipLock straps
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