Category Archives: Gear

DIYFS: Kink Guitar Effects

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The DIY/boutique pedal scene continues to grow with the internet opening up opportunities for local builders to enter into the market. They ride a healthy trend of attention from local and global buyers on facebook groups and pages and Melbourne based ‘Kink Guitar effects’ is turning some heads! Meet Mark..he makes fuzz pedals. Really good ones. Continue reading DIYFS: Kink Guitar Effects

Gear Nerds – As Paradise Falls

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As Paradise Falls, a Brisbane based metal outfit have just wrapped up a tour, dropped a crazy series of video’s supporting the release of the latest single ‘Star Blind’ and are prepping for the drop of a highly anticipated full length later this year. I got the chance to get nerdy with one of the members of the band during the run of shows and things get technical. It’s so great! World…meet Danny..he’s a gear nerd.

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DIYFS – MEDOR Amps

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Digging through gumtree looking at gear…I came across a really cool looking pedal and noticed it was handmade in Melbourne and put it on my ‘watch list’ which should actually be called the ‘cant afford but still want it list’. I later discovered through a recommendation that the pedal belonged to a builder who was based locally (to me) and is making amps, pedals and mods from home.. so naturally I had to get in touch!!

So world.. meet MEDOR! Continue reading DIYFS – MEDOR Amps

Gear Nerds – Jesse Delaney (Crying Sirens)

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A few names immediately came to mind when we began thinking about content and contributors for the ‘Gear Nerds’ features. Jesse was one of them. Fronting the Melbourne based alt/rock outfit ‘Crying Sirens’ Jesse is a gear modder, buyer/seller, music fan and aficionado. The group released their full length ‘Atsu’ at the end of 2015 and have been steadily gigging since. I recently asked him about his tools-of-the-trade and what he’s using to get the utterly massive sounds you’ll hear on the album and on stage. Continue reading Gear Nerds – Jesse Delaney (Crying Sirens)