Guitar Moderne spotlighted Charlie Rauh back in June. Here he contributes to the Readers Rig section with more detail about what he uses and why.
I am just starting to catch up on Reader’s Rig submissions after Summer NAMM (report coming soon) and vacation. Swedish guitarist Anders Isberg has two releases on the Mareld label (Substream Music Group): The Space Within (2013) and A Tranquil Life (2014). He has also done two self-releases: Playing in the Dirt (CD Baby, 2013) and recently Collapsing the Wave (Bandcamp, 2014). His video demos for the terrific Paul Trombetta pedals reveal an aggressive blues-rock technique that occasionally peeks through his more ambient releases.
Ryan Fiegl is not into heavy self-promotion, but he did send in a picture of his rig. With a little detective work, I discovered he is in Denver Colorado, and does both epic, ambient solo looping and interesting improv with a trio. You can garner some more info at his website, and from his description of his rig.
In an effort to encourage Guitar Moderne readers to submit their rigs for the new Reader’s Rig section, I proffer my own basic board. I thought it also might be educational to explain how I arrived at this particular configuration. It involved decades of experimentation with dozens of effects, as well as the knowledge gained by being in the lucky position of reviewing and writing about pedals for many years. That said, I am as neurotic as any other guitarist, so rest assured the experimentation is not over, nor ever likely to be.
The new features are coming fast these days at Guitar Moderne. This one will be Reader’s Rig, where readers are encouraged to submit clear pictures of their setups along with a description of the signal path and how they use it. Links to video and sound clips will move the submission to the top of the queue.
For the first installment we present Percy Adler, a Canadian metalworker who makes beautiful atmospheric music and whose toolbox based rig neatly ties his two worlds together.