Biffy Clyro Unveil Their Own Guitar Pedal
Guitar tone shit? Not for long. Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has just announced a new distortion pedal, made in partnership with his guitar tech Richard ‘Churd’ Pratt, who has his own pedal outfit, Gone Fishing Effects. Even the name sounds good: The BOOOOOM BLAST. But what else do you expect from the Michael Jordan of lovely guitar sounds?
They’re available to order now ahead of release on January 31, 2021. Better hurry, though, they’re limited to 200. Each is signed and painted with a stripe attached to the art from A Celebration Of Endings. And it comes in a special box. And it’s got a very cool booklet. AND collectable plectrums. Even if you don’t play guitar, you’re tempted.
“It’s the pedal that I’ve been looking for most of my life,” says Simon. “We’ve taken our time to ensure that it’s everything it can be. It’s been a real labour of love. Creating this pedal has made me miss playing live even more, because I’m desperate to play shows with it. It’ll be a part of my set-up going forward and it’ll be on every recording.”
“The aim was to capture Simon’s sound in a box, so anyone can play guitar and sound like him,” says Churd. “It was much easier said than done! It’s one of the most transparent loud overdrive pedals on the market. With so many distortion pedals you get loads of fuzz and saturation, but with this the guitar still breathes. You still hear all the notes but with the extra weight and overdrive.”
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