Grunge songstress Clementine Creevy hits us with the barrage of drives she uses for her band's lo-fi garage sound.
Clem Creevy brings one, and only one, guitar on the road. It’s a tried-and-true Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker (also featured on her 2019 album cover for Stuffed & Ready) that has all its wiring (aside from the bridge humbucker) removed for a purer, stronger tone. In a May 2019 article in PG, Creevy explained the mod: “I ripped out the guts, basically, and all that’s left is a volume knob. To me, it sounds much better, as well as being lighter, which is nice when you tour as much as I do. But mostly, I did it because I don’t use the tone knobs. I was always keeping the guitar on my humbucker pickup. So, I just have one humbucker and a volume knob. It sounds very cool. It sounds a little bit louder and a little bit tougher and clearer to me.” The lone axe stays loaded with Ernie Ball Power Slinky (.011–.048) strings and she hammers away with Dunlop Tortex .73 mm (yellow) picks.
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