As a sometimes musician, I’ve always had a fascination with gear. Sometimes, more than the music itself. You know the kind of person. You either are one, or you make fun of us. I run to the stage to watch bands set up. I talk with guitarists after shows about their pedals. The sight of a custom audio foot controller sends me into a tither.
So, musicians, what’s your favorite unconventional piece of gear?
What setups have you never been able to figure out? For example, what’s the name of that box with an antenna that Johnny Greenwood uses that samples Thom’s voice?