Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used an Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used an Electro-Harmonix Russian Big Muff Pi from 2007-2017. However the back plate which held the battery had fallen off and the version he had did not take a power supply. He decided to sell it to a friend down the street for pretty much a gift price $15. He needed $15 to buy a Christmas present and figured that price pretty much was a Christmas present to his friend. Luke only used the pedal live but a few times live and it appeared on no Positive Mental Trip recordings. That being said Luke loved the pedal and practiced with it a lot at home and if he could have powered it with a power supply would have used it a lot live. Luke currently uses an Way Huge Russian Pickle for big muff sounds. He had a Metal Muff but gave that to a friend also but plans to own another Metal Muff soon. “Although all Big Muff pedals are less like a fuzz and more like a distortion they are kinda grey area.The large box Metal Muff w/top boost I gave my friend is definitely the least like a fuzz and the most like a distortion. I love that pedal because it has 2 gain stages and the top boost can cut through a mix like a razor blade. Honestly though I love all the MUFF sounds. Eventually I plan to have some version of the triangle, rams head, op-amp, etc etc.. I borrowed the JHS Muffuletta for about 7 months and I really liked being able to compare the different sounds and really liked the JHS take on the MUFF as well. Getting it to cut through a mix can be difficult but that’s what ugh EQ is for right ? There’s a reason David Gilmour has all those BOSS GE-7’s right ?”
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used a Line 6 POD HD 500 since 2013. ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used a Line 6 POD HD 500 since 2013. Luke used it live sometimes until 2 of the footswitches broke on it in 2015. Line 6 did fix the footswitches on these units quickly releasing the Line 6 POD HD 500 X. It is believed there is not a lot of difference other then they put way better footswitches on the 500X as the HD 500 footswitches end up like Luke’s. “I still use the Line 6 POD HD 500 at home in the studio for certain amp models or certain sounds it does surprisingly better then the pedal I use live for those sounds. On “The Black and White Album” (2017) a lot of the guitar tracks were played through the LINE 6 POD HD 500. I went with amp modeling in it rather then using mics on the VOX AC 15 or Marshall cabs. It was just easier to record at night with it. I really don’t mind having a better tone live then on the album as long as I like the tones on the album. Most guitarists struggle to sound as good as there album live and it’s always the opposite with PMT. I always have guitar sounds better then the album live. I just don’t think the digital amp modeling can hang with a VOX AC 15 tube amp in my personal opinion. They are pretty close with a lot of the high gain stuff the Diesel amps and such. I don’t even think the Kemper, Fractal, or Line 6 Helix stuff is better then my VOX AC 15 or a proper Mesa Boogie amp live. The digital and Midi technology gets better but in the 2017-2020 era I don’t feel it’s quite there yet 100 percent across the board. I liken replacing a VOX AC 15 with a line 6 Helix live like I liken replacing a pianist with a Roland GR-55 synth guitar. You can do it but I don’t reccomend it. It’s not for me for live performance, it might be fine for some.”
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has been using a BOSS BCB 60 pedalboard f... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has been using a BOSS BCB 60 pedalboard for his top jacked pedals he uses in the studio. Also known as “minifooger board” or “rig B”. He doesn’t have a lot of faith in the construction of the board especcially the clips that close it. “It’s a great studio board for my top jacked minifoogers but I don’t see any plastic clip pedalboards being good for any live situation. As far as pedalboards go compared to the SKB PS-45 and the nice Furman pedalboards, they just don’t make ones as nice as they did 10 years ago. They claim it’s evolution and all but I’m not sure it is.”
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip explored and experimented with the Big MU... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip explored and experimented with the Big MUFF sounds in the JHS MUFFULETTA extensively in 2018. Luke played this pedal almost every day for about 5 months straight while borrowing it. He did not play it live and it may appear on only one track on the 2019 PMT album. “I was really impressed by the JHS version and to have all those Big Muff sounds in one box. A small unit like that just blew my mind. I think JHS doing it has pushed EHX to release these affordable higher quality op-amp and Triangle muffs that are in small enclosures. I’m a huge fan of Big Muff sounds, guys like J Mascis of Dinosaur JR and his really dirty lead sounds that just scream those albums over the top of very dirty rythms at times. I also loved bands like MUDHONEY who just had these really dirty cool rythm guitar riffs and basically were using very few pedals and the main pedal being a Big Muff to my knowledge and still making great music. I love Piece of Cake. Then you got guys like David Gilmour who really hit your soul with those expressive guitar solos and sounds. The Big Muff can cover so much ground and be used in so many different contexts and styles of music. So to have the practically the full catalog of big muffs in one small pedal was something I had a blast with.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip is using many DREADBOX pedals on Bass as ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip is using many DREADBOX pedals on Bass as well as guitar tracks while tracking for the “Love Never Dies” album set to release at the end of August 2019. Luke has used the DREADBOX “ Omikron” extravagant waveshaper, “Epsilon” Versatile distortion,” Lamda 2”extensive Filter, “Kappa 2 “supreme controller/8 step sequencer, and TAFF 2 scientific tremolo while tracking bass and guitar parts in 2019. Tracks like “Sunshine Beams”, “The Golden Silence”, “Gaia Hypothesis”, “Stink Bug Zoo” and many other tracks on the album will have a really wet crazy bassline or guitar part using these extremely, synth-like, “outside the box” pedals blended with clean basslines and clean guitar tracks in the mixes.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a LINE 6 ECHO PARK Digital Delay as ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a LINE 6 ECHO PARK Digital Delay as his only delay pedal during the late 2005-2014 era. “It is the only delay pedal that I still wish I owned... I gave it to a friend thinking ahh it’s old and there is probably a new pedal that does all it does and then some. However I’ve not found a pedal “single pedal size” like that that does what that pedal does the way that pedal does it. It really is a unique and awesome Digital Delay pedal. I definitely consider it “the one that got away”. I hope to find one in decent condition used locally sometime. I’m always hesitant to trust the tonecore pedals or any Line 6 pedal for that matter to buy used online. The ECHO PARK definitely is the best LINE 6 pedal I’ve ever played.” -Luke Weiler
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Pha... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter from 2005-2015. When he bought a BOSS PH-3 and put it on his pedalboard and loved it’s functionality he gave it to another guitarist who plays with Positive Mental Trip. (Steve Repka) Steven Repka (who has played many PMT shows on lead and rythm guitar 2015-2019 era) also plays in Brother Z Band. He performs with the well loved signature phase shifter sound of the EHX Small Stone (large box) Phase Shifter live and sometimes on Brother Z Band recordings. Definitely check out Brother Z Band on Bandcamp. Great power trio from upstate NY.
When Leroy Weiler (Luke’s Dad) came up from West Palm Beach, Florida to Wood... more
When Leroy Weiler (Luke’s Dad) came up from West Palm Beach, Florida to Woodstock NY for the “Change Your Mind” recording sessions in 2011 he gave Luke this Cry Baby. This limited edition White Cry Baby has sentimental value to Luke for that reason. This wah was used during the recording sessions for “Change Your Mind”, and was also used live during the Northeast shows in support of that album. Luke has used this wah live at multiple shows in CT, Mass., NY, VT., and elsewhere during the 2011-2016 PMT era. Luke still uses this Dunlop Cry Baby live and in the studio. In late 2017 Luke started to use the XOTIC XW-1 a bit more live in the studio....but....will always love and use the White Dunlop Cry Baby as it was a gift from his dad and has sentimental value. “There is something about the Dunlop Cry Baby that people either love or hate. I love this wah, I have many others but this a great simple wah Pedal. Legendary Hendrix-Vibe Cry Baby sounds. I can dig it.” -PMT Luke
On the forthcoming 2019 Positive Mental Trip albums “Love Never Dies” and the... more
On the forthcoming 2019 Positive Mental Trip albums “Love Never Dies” and the PMT’s 1 st instrumental album titled “Instru-Mental Trip” many envelope filters have been used. Steve Repka as well as Luke Weiler use many digital as well as Analog Envelope filters on the forthcoming 2019 albums. You can clearly hear the use of the Line 6 FM 4 Filter Modeler on “Salsa Dancing With My Confusion”. Since there will be a few instrumental tracks on “Love Never Dies” Vol.1 2019 it’s unsure which album this track will end up on.
Positive Mental Trip has used the Elektron Analog Drive on guitar parts on th... more
Positive Mental Trip has used the Elektron Analog Drive on guitar parts on the new album.
Positive Mental Trip play an earthquaker Devices fuzz pedal. more
Positive Mental Trip play an earthquaker Devices fuzz pedal.
Positive Mental Trip uses many compressor pedals. Xotic SP Compressor is very... more
Positive Mental Trip uses many compressor pedals. Xotic SP Compressor is very cool for the size and quality of compression. Definitely a PMT favorite in the studio in 2019.
Not an extremely popular compressor for studio use... however Positive Mental... more
Not an extremely popular compressor for studio use... however Positive Mental Trip is actually using this compressor more then one would thing in the studio in 2019. It definitely has a cool sound. Much like the Verbzilla and the Echo Park... the Line 6 Tonecore Constrictor Compressor definitely has a unique sound and is worth checking out. Especcially when you can pick them up used $29 mint condition.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a Roland HandSonic during the PMT So... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a Roland HandSonic during the PMT Solo loop tour era.(2008-2010) When Positive Mental Trip plays solo loop gigs (which are rare) in 2018- the future, Luke uses a Roland Octopad (with sticks) and a Korg Wavedrum.
Like Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a Roland SPD 30 Octopad in the stud... more
Like Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a Roland SPD 30 Octopad in the studio to get drum sounds he can put effects pedals onto. Many of the drum sounds on “The Black and White Album”(2017) and the forthcoming “Love Never Dies” album (2019) come from Luke playing the Roland Octopad.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip in 2018 began to play the Korg Wavedrum. ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip in 2018 began to play the Korg Wavedrum. He has only played it live once opening for Gift of Gab of Blackalicious at the Mountain Jam 2018 afterparty.
Richard Goddeau a talented blind drummer who trained at Crane School of Music... more
Richard Goddeau a talented blind drummer who trained at Crane School of Music and also played country music in Nashville TN has been a part of PMT since 2006. Richard played many shows with his 13 piece Pearl Masters series kit with Gibraltar rack and roto-toms at many 2005-2007(early era) Positive Mental Trip concerts. You can hear Richard and his Pearl Masters series drum set on “Back Up Again” on PMT’s “Change Your Mind” album. (2012) Richard Goddeau and his Pearl Masters series drum set can also be hear on the epic 12 minute version of “circles” which ends the Positive Mental Trip’s “The Black and White Album”. Richard Goddeau player “circles” 100’s of times at practices and live shows back in the day so he was the obvious choice for the album version. “We hope to hear rich and his 13 piece Pearl Masters Series drum kit on at least 1 or 2 songs we are tracking for the “Love Never Dies” album in August 2019.”
Chris Gartdrumm Gartmann used C and C custom drums on “smile” (reggae), “Chan... more
Chris Gartdrumm Gartmann used C and C custom drums on “smile” (reggae), “Change Your Mind”, “Paradox”, “Break of Dawn”, and “Good Times”. All 5 songs appeared on Positive Mental Trip’s 1 st professional studio album “Change Your Mind”(2012). Chris played a few shows live with Positive Mental Trip but was too busy to fully dedicate to the project as his nationally touring act “3” and “Joey Eppard and Friends”, and “E.G.O.(Eppard, Gartdrumm, and Orr) were his 3 main acts in that era. Chris’s C and C custom drums sound great on that album. Awesome kit. Great drummer too as a live performer or session musician.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip now plays a Pearl Masters series maple dr... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip now plays a Pearl Masters series maple drum kit. It can be heard on circles from the 2017 album and the forthcoming positive Mental Trip album “Love Never Dies”.(2019)
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has never played any synthesizer live... ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has never played any synthesizer live... yet. However you can clearly hear the Korg Microkorg on many tracks on “the black and white album“(2017) and on “the squirrel...”.(which is a demo that will become a final version that will appear on the forthcoming 2019 PMT album “Love Never Dies”. The Squirrel .... will be the 1 st Positive Mental Trip song that really features the microkorg as the main instrument giving the song its mojo. Luke Weiler plays every instrument on the track as of now but in its finality we will see about special guests.
Luke Weiler of Positive Menta Trip plays an E Bow Plus. This is evident from... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Menta Trip plays an E Bow Plus. This is evident from many “E Bow Sessions” on his underground YouTube channel. There are no E Bow guitar parts on the 1 st 2 PMT albums. There will be guitar parts with the E Bow Plus on the 3 rd PMT album which will be out later this year in 2019.
Since 2006 Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has only used Dunlop Tortex 0.... more
Since 2006 Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has only used Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm picks as his go to. There are times when he has used the Dunlop 44 P 73 and 88 nylon standard picks with the grip when only playing lead guitar or on a song for just the lead guitar parts. However when luke is playing live and when he has the choice he prefers the Tortex orange 0.60 mm as he enjoys playing rhythm with them and breaking less strings. He also loves how they are just thick enough pretty much perfect thickness to get energetic for 8 hours at a time playing rhythm and lead guitar and not break strings. When jumping up and down during shows he found he was breaking more strings with the grey grip 88 and 73 nylon picks. Still whatever he goes with for any specific reason it is always Dunlop. And 95 % of the tortex Standard 0.60mm.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used Mogami silver instrument cables ... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used Mogami silver instrument cables since 2016.
In the 1 st guitar pedal demo Luke ever did you can see a George L’s pedal ca... more
In the 1 st guitar pedal demo Luke ever did you can see a George L’s pedal cable from a George L’s pedal cable kit. Luke only made 2 guitar pedal demo/shoutouts with an I phone held manually before moving onto the ZOOM Q8 mounted on a mic stand.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used Monster Studio Pro 1000 cables o... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has used Monster Studio Pro 1000 cables over the years.
Luke Weiler uses many Fender Custom Shop Series tweed patch cables on his ped... more
Luke Weiler uses many Fender Custom Shop Series tweed patch cables on his pedalboards.
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has never used his MA 100 H heads live w/... more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip has never used his MA 100 H heads live w/ his Marshall stacks. They were used on track 3, “change Your Mind” off of the 2012 album “Change Your Mind” recorded at Applehead Recording near Woodstock, N.Y.. The MA 100H tube amp Head w/ one Marshall Cabinet was used to record Walt B and his Gibson Les Paul Standard on “the bronco rides at midnight” in 2017. “The Bronco Rides at midnight” was the only track on Positive Mental Trip’s 2017 album, “the black and white album” to feature Walt B on lead guitar and the Marshall 1/2 cab MA 100H setup. “I wanted us to hear that amp at least once on every Positive Mental Trip album and Walt B’s Gibson Les Paul just sounded awesome through it. I hope Walt B will come in with that Les Paul and play lead guitar through that amp on at least one song on every Positive Mental Trip album.” -Luke Weiler However it is unclear if Walt B, his Gibson Les Paul, and the Marshall MA 100H have been (or will be) used on the “Love Never Dies” album. Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip does play through the MA 100H and Marshall cabinets sometimes in the pedal demos he puts on youtube. They are pretty low key though only music gear fanatics or true PMT fans have ever seen any of Luke’s YouTube channel or pedal demo/pedal sounds chronicles.