Sound Technology Ltd, DigiTech distributor in the UK/ROI, are
pleased to announce Skindred guitarist Mikey Demus as a new
DigiTech and HardWire Pedals endorsee.
A hardcore Whammy user, Mikey has been using the original DigiTech
Whammy since their debut album 'Babylon' (for evidence look no
further than Skindred mega-tunes 'Pressure' and 'Nobody'!). In
preparation for the band's upcoming UK Jagermeister tour (Black
Spiders & Therapy support), Mikey had been getting to grips
with the latest and greatest incarnation of the Whammy, the
true-bypass DigiTech Whammy DT.
"The extra momentary and drop tune features are a hell of a lot
of fun, and the new footswitch input allows you to be able to use
more than one setting in a song without bending down to your
pedalboard and forgetting to play the next riff in time." says
Mikey. "Thankfully DigiTech haven't done away with the industry
standard I-can't-do-without features, mainly being bomb-proof and
MIDI controllable, a big big plus for the touring professionals out
there. All that and it's now polyphonic. At last you can play
chordy riffs that don't sound garbled or glitchy, as well as speedy
runs of notes without losing any definition."
Mikey is also using the latest HardWire compact pedals. The HT-6
Polyphonic Tuner, SP-7 Stereo Phaser and TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary pedals
are all being road tested ahead of the sold out UK tour.
"The Polyphonic Tuner is pretty much what most guitarists have
been waiting for - I know there are others on the market but this
one is built tougher, has a far more detailed display and can
handle drop tunings better (a must for metal players). The bypassed
sound is totally transparent too which is great." he says.
"The Stereo Phaser and Tremolo/Rotary pedals are heaps of sexy
analogue sounding modulation, both feature tons of lush scrolling
vibe as well as a mass of different modes. I think the Rotary is my
favourite out of the two - it's wicked".
Skindred's UK tour begins on the 10th April at the O2 Academy,
Leeds. The new album 'Union Black' is out now.