‘Alan Entwistle Pickups’ Artist
“I just got started by learning Metallica solos in my bedroom as a young teenager. I think all anyone wants to do when they start playing is play really, really fast.”
GENRE(S): Shoegaze, RnB, Country, Trad
INFLUENCES / FAVOURITE ARTISTS: Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, Thin Lizzy, Melanie Faye, Johnny Marr, Tony Rice
BANDS – ACTIVE: Negro Impacto, Anie Valentine
BANDS – PREVIOUS: Qbanna (Latin RnB), Bucket (Noise Rock)
PREFERRED PICKUPS, AND WHY: The X90s hands down, I love P90s but as anyone who has ever owned a guitar with a set of them in it will know, they’re the noisiest things on the planet. The X90s are just deadly, they’ve got so much bite and clarity to them and yet they’re dead quiet, no hum off them whatsoever !!! and I love all of the different split-coil configurations you can do with the Entwistle pickups.
PRIME CUTS / STAND-OUT CAREER MOMENT SO FAR:
Supporting Madness at Trinity College, Supporting Damien Dempsey
and Kojaque at the Olympia Theatre and Playing at Other Voices
Festival in Dingle.
Solo stuff comin’ real soon so keep them eyes peeled!
GUITARS / AMPS / GEAR:
Revelation RVJT, Guitar Synthsss !!, Love the Roland Jazz Chorus too, can’t live without it.
Heavily modified Squier Affinity Strat
Epiphone Les Paul 1960’s Tribute Plus
Sigma DM-15E Aged
Bugera V22 Infinium
I just got started by learning Metallica solos in my bedroom as a young teenager. I think all anyone wants to do when they start playing is learn how to play really really fast, ha ha. After years playing in my bedroom however, I went to college to study music and I absolutely fell in love with guitar. I got really into bluegrass and neo-soul stuff in particular and started sessioning for a few local bands (some of which, luckily, started to do quite well for themselves !). As of right now it’s how I make a living for myself.
I was always pretty broke growing up and I could never afford all of the deadly gear I’d see my favourite artists playing, so it just meant I had to get savvy with making cheap gear as good as the expensive stuff. Good thing I did too, because it meant by the time I got to college, between the session work and the repairs, I could just about pay the bills, ha ha. But I’ve always been a strong believer in not breaking the bank to sound deadly, and the lads here at Entwistle are really doin’ something special, and I’m just absolutely stoked to have my name associated with such a legendary guitar designer and the boys who are makin’ sick pickups and makin’ things happen alongside him.
“I’ve always been a strong believer in not breaking the bank to sound deadly, and the lads here at Entwistle are really doin’ something special. I’m just absolutely stoked to have my name associated with such a legendary guitar designer and the boys who are makin’ sick pickups and makin’ things happen alongside him.“
BOSS RV6 reverb/delay
TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb
BOSS SY-200 synthesizer
BOSS RC-3 loop station
BOSS DD-3 delay
DOD FX90 delay
DOD FX30b noise gate
Fender Pugilist distortion
Fender Trapper fuzz
Digitech Hardwire sp7 phaser
MXR Phase 90 phaser
Dunlop Crybaby wah
Electro Harmonix Hot Wax drive
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats