Anthony's Gear

I'd like to start by thanking everyone who has checked out the "Pathways" EP. As Jeff pointed out in his drum post, every sound we make is crucial due to our three piece format. Our music requires a variety of guitar tones and effects, in addition to accurate monitoring. My rig includes guitar gear, some vocal processing, and the brain of our wireless in ear monitoring system.

My guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Classic with a 60s neck, a Dimarzio D-Sonic in the bridge, and a Dimarzio Air Norton in the neck. We tune to drop Bb/A# and I use D'Addario XL 13-62 strings. My picks are Dunlop Pitch Black 1.14mm in the jazz shape.

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The guitar signal path is pretty straight forward.

Original Crybaby wah
MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive
Line 6 MM4 modulation modeler
Boss NS-2 Noise Surppressor
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

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The tuner is housed in the rack because I never liked tuning at the front of the stage. I rarely have to tune mid-set anyways, so it works out well. I also have a Boss DD-5 Digital Delay running through the effects loop of the amp head. The DD-5 is mounted in the rack and is switched with the FX Loop button of the amp footswitch. The amp head I'm using is the Egnater Tourmaster 4100. It's got a wide array of tones and I've been very pleased with it. My main rhythm sound is just the fourth channel of the amp with no additional overdrive. I only use the overdrive for leads, and I switch the delay on and off many times throughout songs. I also use the matching 4x12 cab.

My pedalboard also includes the TC Helicon Mic Mechanic. This is a must for gigging vocalists. The pedal provides you with adaptive eq and compression along with rich reverb and delay sounds. I use the effects subtly and they are on the entire time I am singing which provides a rich, professional sound.

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The last component of the rig is the wireless in ear monitoring system. The receiver is the Shure P4R, and we have the Shure P4M mixer to provide XLR inputs. The mixer takes kick and snare, vocals (post processing), bass, and guitar. A great feature of the mixer is that all the XLR inputs have a pass through that bypasses any level or pan adjustment that I make for our mix. This allows front of house to plug in their lines and we can bring our own mics for the things we are monitoring. We get total control of what we're hearing, and front of house gets clean, uneffected lines. The mixer also has a 1/4 inch aux in which we use to connect a small mixer that sits next to Jeff behind the drum kit. This allows us to get Jeff's vocal, which also provides some ambient sound, and we have an additional ambient mic mounted to his kit to liven things up even more. For earphones, Jeff and I both use the Shure SE215s.

That wraps it up I think. If you have any questions or comments just message us on Facebook.

Cheers,
Anthony