For Consider Your Cage...

All drums noises made by GFC. The snare is a Tama Superstar 40th Anniversary Reissue (14”x5”) topped with an Evans Genera G1 Coated head. The shells are Yamaha Tour Custom (22”x17” kick, 12”x9” rack and 16”x16” floor) with an Evans EMAD2 on the kick and Evans UV1 batters on the toms. Cymbals are all Zildjian (13” K/Z Dynobeat hats; 18” A. Zildjian hollow logo ride; 20” Avedis Zildjian Earth Ride; 16”, 17” and 18” A. Zildjian Medium Thin Crashes; 8” and 10” Avedis Zildjian Splashes; 12” A. Zildjian Splash; and a 16” A. Zildjian China Boy High). Hardware is an assortment of Yamaha pedals and Tama stands, with the only innovation being a Vater Vintage Bomber Beater. Sticks are ProMark American Hickory 7X7AW or ProMark Shira Kashi Oak PW5AW, as befits the tune.

All electric guitars are voiced by either a Dr. Z M12 head/Z-Best cabinet or Carr Skylark. The Dr. Z rig signal journey begins with a JHS Little Black Buffer, Janglebox JB Nano Compressor, Mesa/Boogie 5-Band EQ, and ISP Technologies Decimator II G String Noise Suppressor, eventually ending through an Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master and Wampler dB+. The Carr is fronted by a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor and DOD 280 Reissue Compressor. Additional pedals noted below. As always, no effects loops were harmed in the making of this record. 

All microphones are Audix and Shure, save one teensy CAD condenser for the small splashes. 

“There is a Small Sound” – Korg Monologue, 2008 Gibson LP-295 via Dr. Z rig and Strymon Riverside, 2014 Collings 290 DC via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD, 2015 Reverend Double Agent OG via Dr. Z rig, OCD, and Foxpedal The Wave for leads, 2012 Gibson J-200 direct, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI

“Color Believed (One for the Mystery)” – Casio SK-5, Korg Monologue, 1999 Fender American Telecaster via Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue, 2008 Gibson LP-295 via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD, 2002 Gibson Les Paul Custom via Dr. Z rig and OCD for lead, 2013 Schecter Stargazer-12 via Supro Tremo-Verb for lead, 2012 Gibson J-200 direct, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI

“Angels of the 80s” – 1990s Rhapsody Banjo, 1999 Fender American Telecaster via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD v2, 2014 Collings 290 DC via Carr rig and MXR Carbon Copy, 2006 Gibson Les Paul Special via Dr. Z rig and Strymon Riverside for lead, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48

“Suffer Well” – Casio Privia PX-330, 2003ish Rogue FM-80E Acoustic-Electric mandolin, 2014 Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335 via Dr. Z rig and Keeley Caverns, 2013 Schecter Stargazer-12 via Dr. Z rig and Earthquaker Depths, 2013 Collings OM1 via Shure KSM32, 2012 Gibson J-200 direct, 2016 Charvel San Dimas Pro Mod via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI

“This is the Fight” – Casio Privia PX-330, Korg Monologue, 2017 Waterstone Alex Dezen Telecaster via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD v1 and v2/Strymon Riverside/Foxcatcher The Wave/Mooer Tender Octaver for rhythm and leads and via Carr rig for clean, 2014 Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335 for main lead (sorry, lost the notes...M12/OCD?), 2015 Huss & Dalton CM via Shure KSM32, 2012 Gibson J-200 direct, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI

“Knife & Heroes” – 2011 Collings DC S via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD v2, 1999 Fender American Telecaster via Carr rig and Way Huge Doubleland Special, 2014 Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335 via Carr rig, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI

“You Got Lucky” – Casio Privia PX-330, 2017 Waterstone Alex Dezen Telecaster via Carr rig and Way Huge Doubleland Special/Keeley Super Mod, 2014 Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335 via Dr. Z rig and Fulltone OCD v2/Fulltone ST-1/Dunlop JC95, 1978 Fender Jazz Bass via Radial J48 and Sadowsky preamp/DI