Guitar and vocals, Stephen Roper
Stephen uses the
combo amplifier, with the EL34B valves and Celestion speakers.
The Boss GT10
is connected to the effects loop in the amplifier.
Stephen uses two guitars. His Godin XTSA has a Piezo acoustic pick-up and a synth pick-up for use with a midi synthesiser.
His Ibanez JS100 has custom installed Lace Alumitone 'Deathbucker' pick-ups.
All his vocal effects and live harmonies are provided with the Digitech Vocalist Live 2.
Stephen has now upgraded from his Vocalist Live 2 to the Digitech Vocalist Live Pro for all his vocal effects and live harmonies.
More information on his vocal unit can be found at www.stephenroper.net/mediapage
Guitar and midi, Nick Andrew
Nick uses an old Rivera M-60, previously owned by Pink Floyd, converted to a 6L6 amp.
His main effects come from a TC Electronic Nova System. For Midi, he uses a Roland GR- 33 which controls an Apple Mainstage.
All Nick's sounds and gain stages come from various combinations of the amp, Providence Flame Drive, Blackstar HT dual, Barber ‘Tone Press’ compressor, Digitech SynthWah and Electroharmonix Ring Thing.
Nick’s MJS custom guitar, built by Godefroy Mareujouls, with a few ‘helpful’ suggestions from Nick, features an acoustic piezo pick-up and a custom midi Wilkinson bridge with ‘Deathbucker’ pickups from Lace.
His "Electric Banana", a heavily modified Ibanez 550, is loaded with Lace Alumitone ‘Deathbuckers’, standard Ibanez middle pick ups and Roland GK-2 midi pickups.
The drums on the album 'Above All Noise' were played by Lee Aaron.
Lee Aaron's kit features all-maple shells, True-Pitch tuning, F.A.S.T. tom sizes, STM pro tom mounts, blue lacquer finish, a 10-lug bass drum and a Pearl Masters snare, matching bass drum hoops, and EC2s heads by Evans and Remo Fyberskin.
All Zildjian Cymbals and DW 9000 Pedals.
For the tracks that required those lower end notes, such as 'Loki', Nick used Stephen's five string Aria bass, with the standard infinity pick-ups, the colour being a much more forgiving and 'slightly easier on the eye' blue.
Nick used his trusty Ibanez Roaster II HK Custom. Bought many years ago from Scottish bassist, Ewan Hayne. It features stock Roadster pick-ups, but custom active electronics and a very dayglow pink finish.
For the album 'Above All Noise' Nick also played the bass.