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Paul is a great friend of ours, a great guitarist, and an REALLY great guitar maker. Not only has he made the electric guitar that you'll often see Miles playing with the band, but together with Gary Grainger has created a range of stunning bass guitars. 

A question we get a lot at gigs is, "How do you get the guitars to sound so good on stage?" Well a lot of that is down to the fantastic Fishman pickups and processing we use. Greg Carmichael has a Fishman Aura pedal and it makes a nylon guitar sound, well, like a nylon guitar which is a lot harder to do that you might think!

Guitars don't sound very good without strings, and the better the strings, the better they sound. That's why we use D'Addario!

Beyer Dynamic have supplied mics for GG's drums and other instruments on stage for many years now and wherever we play engineers and fans alike come up and ask about them. Our sound engineer simply won't use anything else!

Our drummer G.G. (Greg Grainger) has been playing Pearl kits pretty much his whole life... from touring with Whitney Houston to us he's never found a kit he likes better.

Gary Grainger is a legend among bass players. So when he chooses an amp you know it's going to be great. He chose Eich.

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Sabian cymbals have been part of our drummers set up for over 30 years. GG says, "They're balanced, sound great, and don't get in the way of the guitars!"

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I have found that no matter what style of music I have to play, Evans has the right drum heads to get the proper sound and color to make the music sing.

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GG's sticks of choice. 

We would also like to thank Dave Puttick creative artist for the electronica which feature on the songs "Augustrasse 18" and "Limited Excess". This was not reflected on the album notes at time of release.