There are always talk about pedalboards among guitarist and each guitar forum has their own thread about showing your own pedalboard. So here’s my entry to this endless pedalboard battle.
My pedalboard is built on Pedaltrain Mini. It is a small board that takes up to 5 normal-sized pedals or 6 smaller ones. It comes with a soft case which has a front pocket in which I storage some cables, power source and extra strings.
And here are the chords for Never Had The Guts! This one’s quite straight forward as there are no strange chords such as Asus4 or anything. We’ve performed this live once with acoustic guitars and yes… It’s possible!
The main riff goes something like this. Tom slides almost every note, but if that feels hard (or you’re playing with an acoustic guitar) you can also use hammer-ons and pull-offs or just pick all of them. […] Read more!
Some of you said that we don’t have enough chords, so we got some more for you guys! Here’s three of our older songs, InoUno, NeverAgain and Let Me Breathe, and the chords are based on our acoustic arrangements. Download them, play the songs and keep those YouTube covers coming!
We do a lot of acoustic shows, especially on smaller venues. What I appreciate in acoustic gigs is their simplicity: the fact that we can just plug the guitars directly into the mixer and there’s no need for additional gear like amps. For those cases ESP LTD Xtone series is the perfect acoustic guitar, since it offers everything I need in one package.
Xtone is a fine acoustic guitar with a built-in microphone and preamp. […] Read more!
There are thousand reasons why you should be carrying a toolbox with you all the time, since there is always something to be fixed with. However, a full-sized toolbox might be a bit exaggerated for your average gig. So it’s better have a small multi-tool, which includes all the necessary functions in portable size.
THE multi-tool is of course Leatherman, but for most cases that is too expensive to be carried around. The more you do shows, the more the chances it will get lost or stolen. […] Read more!
The scariest aspect of gigging outside of Finland is traveling on an airplane with a guitar. Every airline has a different policy on instruments. Some allow them to be taken in the cabin whereas some insist that they have to be in the hold. Last year we flew to the UK with KLM who allowed us to take our guitars in the cabin in soft cases, but this time with Norwegian it was all different. […] Read more!
If you have followed us for a while, you may have noticed how much Tom likes to tune his guitar. But that is okay, since there is nothing worse than playing out of tune, and because of that every guitarist should have a tuner to be used in the studio and on the stage. Of course there are guys who tune their guitars by ear in front of a full stadium, like Jimi Hendrix, but I guess that is just the minority of us. […] Read more!
I was looking for something more exciting for my lead tones and an obvious choice was a delay. Delay pedals repeat the original signal which makes the leads stand out, hide mistakes and add some epic feel to the leads. Of course there are hundreds of different delay pedals on the market, and I had to find the most suitable for me.
I started out with Biyang AD-10 which could be considered as an analog delay. […] Read more!