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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M

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Last Chance to Reason: The Other M



Level 2: The Video Game

As if the tendon- and brain-synapse-busting chops of Last Chance to Reason's new album aren't enough work, the band also took on the herculean chore of working with software developers to create a PC video game of the same name that syncs with the new album. "Certain things that happen in the game are accented by what's happening in the song," bassist Chris Corey explains of the dystopian, futuristic-looking game. "For example, on beat one the skulls on the ceiling in one level will drop. And on certain parts with solos, it will go into another section where things are bright and things are falling upward." Corey says the game is "forward-scrolling," which means that "if you die, you just come back to life and the game goes on. You'll always be in the same spot in the song no matter how many times you die. It would be too complicated to work it out any other way."

Gearboxes
Photos by Jess Harvey

Tom Waterhouse's Gearbox
Guitars
Ibanez RG7321 7-string with an EMG 707 bridge pickup and a tappable 707 TW in the neck position, Eastman El Rey, Carvin DC747

Amps
Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier, Boogie oversized 4x12 cabinet

Effects
Ibanez Tube Screamer, Empress Effects ParaEq, Keeley Compressor, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb

Strings, Picks, and Accessories
D’Addario EXL110-7 sets (.010–.059), Jim Dunlop Stubby 2 mm or 3 mm picks, Monster Cable, Levy’s Leathers straps

A.J. Harvey's Gearbox
Guitars
Ibanez S7320 7-string with EMG 707s

Amps
Peavey 6505 with Mesa/Boogie tubes, Peavey 5150 4x12 cabinet

Effects
Ibanez Tube Screamer, TC Electronic G-Major 2, Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro, Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher

Strings, Picks, and Accessories
D’Addario EXL110–7 sets (.010–.059) or EXL110 sets with an extra .059 or .060 for the low B, Jim Dunlop 1 mm picks, ISP Technologies Decimator ProRack G Noise Reduction System, Furman M-8 Power Conditioner, Korg DTR-2000 rack tuner, Monster Cable, Levy’s Leathers straps

Chris Corey's Gearbox
Basses
Carvin BB76P Bunny Brunel signature 6-string with piezo saddle pickups

Amps
Ampeg SVT-3PRO head, Avatar B410NEO and B212NEO cabs

Effects
TC Electronic G-Major 2, BBE 362 Sound Sonic Maximizer

Strings, Picks, and Accessories
DR Hi-Beams MR6-30 sets (.030–.125), Furman RP-8 Power Conditioner, Korg DTR-1000 rack tuner, Monster Cable
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