“Know Your Tone” is a feature that spotlights the intricacies and processes musicians go through, to develop their unique sounds.
Owen Wuerker / guitar
What is your current amp setup?
I usually play out of two amps at shows these days. I use a Fender Twin Reverb and a Marshall JCM 800 with an Orange 2 x 12 cab.
Tell us about your current pedalboard setup:
I change my pedalboard all the time, but these days I’m using about 8 pedals. I have a Bear Foot Honey Bee overdrive, a Roger Mayer Kuro Kage distortion, a Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise fuzz, an MXR delay and an MXR chorus. Those are my main ones.
Do you prefer a lot of pedals or a few?
I used to think it was really lame and unnecessary to have a giant pedalboard at a show. I still don’t think it makes you look very cool, but I guess now I’m that person. Oh well. :0
Is there anything you have gotten rid of that you regret parting with?
I barely ever sell anything. I really should start doing that.
If you could change one thing about your current set up, what would it be?
A lot of our recordings use sidechain compression, where the guitars all duck in volume whenever the kick drum hits. I’ve been trying to think of a way of doing that live that wouldn’t be too annoying to set up before a show, but I’m kinda stumped.
Most wanted piece of gear that you don’t own yet?
The chase bliss warped vinyl. Or a jazzmaster.