he guitar I use in the video is my one and only touring and recording guitar,... more
he guitar I use in the video is my one and only touring and recording guitar, a Lowden O12C called Wilma. Lowdens are handbuilt in a workshop in Northern Ireland, and they are truly special instruments, they have a midrange warmth that other guitars just don't. I've installed Keith Banjo Tuners on the top two strings, made by Bill Keith in Woodstock, NY. They make the crazy tuning tricks I do in the song much much easier!
The Wampler Ego Compressor can be seen in this photo of Jon Gomm's pedalboard. more
The Wampler Ego Compressor can be seen in this photo of Jon Gomm's pedalboard.
At 0:55 Jon discusses his use of three Boss PQ-3B pedals in his pedalboard se... more
At 0:55 Jon discusses his use of three Boss PQ-3B pedals in his pedalboard set up
At 2:33 Jon describes this pedal as the "Swiss Army Knife" in his pedalboard ... more
At 2:33 Jon describes this pedal as the "Swiss Army Knife" in his pedalboard set up. Jon says he's had the pedal since he was a kid, and uses the pedal to blend three different audio signals coming from his guitar into one mono signal.
At 2:55 Jon describes his use of this pedal as overdrive for his humbucker pi... more
At 2:55 Jon describes his use of this pedal as overdrive for his humbucker pickup
At 3:12 Jon describes his use of this pedal on its polyphonic setting to drop... more
At 3:12 Jon describes his use of this pedal on its polyphonic setting to drop the octave of the lowest frequency on his guitar, effectively creating "the world's most boring..." but "the world's most reliable bass player"
At 4:26 Jon describes that his entire pedalboard signal routes to this delay ... more
At 4:26 Jon describes that his entire pedalboard signal routes to this delay pedal, which he likes to set on ping-pong to get a wider live sound. He also uses "the faux analogue setting a lot."
At 5:14 Jon describes his use of this pedal for it's big stereo sound. He tal... more
At 5:14 Jon describes his use of this pedal for it's big stereo sound. He talks about liking the pedal's ability to preserve the note within the reverb effect, "rather than just adding a big splash to whatever you do."
At 6:08 Jon describes this as a recent addition to his set up for reverb and ... more
At 6:08 Jon describes this as a recent addition to his set up for reverb and harmonizer purposes (video date February 28, 2014). He details how he uses the harmonizer to simply pitch-shift his vocals down an octave for a "weird pseudo-artificial and yet really organic" sound for his vocals.
Featured on Sontronics' official "Famous Users" page. > "I first came acro... more
Featured on Sontronics' official "Famous Users" page.
"I first came across your STC-80 when I was in a Leeds store [Production Room] testing another mic, which I was really disappointed by. I asked if they had anything else that could come close, and they gave me your STC-80 to try.
"Wow! Amazing clarity and stunning top end, the sweet breathiness you'd expect from a condenser and the bottomless low end too. It doesn't sound hyped, just better! I don't know if it's some magic EQ trickery or a magic diaphragm but I was blown away. And then the price... Amazing! And a British company too!
"I'm hands on with my sound and use my own vocal effects processor live, which has all my EQ on too. For my previous mic, I had to dip out the mids where my voice gets nasal and boost the bass to get some extra warmth but with the STC-80, I can have it flat. Bam! I can't believe my voice sounds this good! It took me a while to get used to, because it seems counter-intuitive when you're used to EQing a familiar thing the same way for years. Also now I can set the preamp gain however I want, rather than spending ages finding the spot where it gives good level but doesn't clip or drive.
"Last week I was in the studio, recording some songs for my YouTube videos and to get that live feel I decided to use a live vocal condenser (a Neumann) which costs around five times the price of the STC-80... but it just sounded really thin and popped on all my plosives. Back to the STC-80!
"Don't let the price fool you. Whatever dynamic mic you're already using, the STC-80 is an upgrade!"