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Board to Death Ep. 12: Paramore's Taylor York

Aaron Rogers

“[Pedals] inspire me to do things differently. It’s such a big part of what I do and how I create,” says Paramore guitarist Taylor York.

We caught up with the guitarist of Nashville pop-punk sensations Paramore to check out the gear he uses to bring to life the band’s stadium-sized hooks stuffed with enough ear candy to make every day feel like Halloween.

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Board to Death Ep. 9: Michael Schuman (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions)

Aaron Rogers

“That Bias knob is everything,” says Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Schuman, pointing at his Dirt Transmitter. Since discovering the Dirt Transmitter as a suitable stompbox replacement for the timeless sound of the Ampex 351 preamp, it has earned a place in his rig in with both QOTSA and his band Mini Mansions...

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Dirt Transmitter Fuzz Driver

Aaron Rogers

BEGIN COMMUNIQUE . . . Attn: guitarists of the planet Earth . . . if you need to dirty your signal’s transmission, aim your satellites in the direction of the Dirt Transmitter fuzz driver from EarthQuaker Devices. . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter uses rare-Earth precious Silicon metal transistors for a biting top-end response and higher gain than germanium, making it better suited for the modern fuzz tones of today . . . and the future. . . <<<

>>> . . . The “Bias” control starves the transistors of necessary electrical current, resulting in a gated, or “dying battery” sound for space-age Velcro-like fuzz tones. . . . This causes a primitive, sputtering, grimy effect akin to vintage (by Earthling standards) analog synthesizers . . . <<<

>>> . . . Place your puny humanoid hands upon the “Tone” control to alter the high-frequency content and overall harmonic contour of the Dirt Transmitter. . . . Positioned clockwise, you will hear bright, cutting tones which stretch the limits of your earthling ears. . . . Counterclockwise, the Dirt Transmitter emits creamy, mellow tones with singing sustain and a pleasant high-frequency roll-off . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter has gobs of gain and a low noise-floor, making it exceptional for stacking with other overdrive and fuzz pedals to boost its broadcast range . . . .  <<<

>>> . . . Every Dirt Transmitter is true-bypass, with archaic all-analog circuitry, and built one-at-a-time by a crack team of cryptozoology enthusiasts in the crop circles surrounding Akron, Ohio, USA – THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE . . . <<<

>>>. . . END COMMUNIQUE . . .<<<


Studio Series - Vincent Caro (Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick Jr)

Aaron Rogers

Welcome to the EarthQuaker Devices Studio Series! Since so many of our favorite musical moments happen on recordings, we're peeling back the curtain and shining the spotlight on the men and women who use EarthQuaker Devices to help create new sounds and capture our favorite music on tape, hard drive, and ye olde wax cylinder...

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