Hum­buck­ing the Trend

Adam Gran­duciel on the key to the art of rock star feed­back…

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“I got into feed­back on this record. I was in this par­tic­u­lar room in New York and the feed­back sounded re­ally good in there. Ba­si­cally, I bought a ’66 [Gib­son] SG four months be­fore I fin­ished the record and that has the orig­i­nal pick-ups on it, not the PAF ones but just the reg­u­lar Gib­son hum­buck­ers from the 60s. Those things feed­back un­like any other gui­tar I own. A lot of my gui­tars have sin­gle coil or mini hum­buck­ers but noth­ing feeds back like th­ese Gib­son hum­buck­ers. They’re in­cred­i­ble and that gui­tar is like a whole new beast. I can do things with that gui­tar that I can’t do with my Jazzmas­ter and that just starts to in­form the mu­sic more be­cause you’re get­ting a big blast of feed­back right be­fore a solo – that’s the fun shit... the rock star shit, you know?”

A bor­rowed Gib­son Hum­ming­bird was used to add lay­ers to the new al­bum

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