Tim's Tasty Guitars
Tim tells us about cutting down his collection to those guitars that matter.
WHEN DID YOU START GUITAR?I started at a pretty young age, my dad plays guitar so they were always around the house but I didn’t really start to take it more seriously until I was 13 or 14.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY GUITAR? CAN YOU PLAY ANY OTHER INSTRUMENTS?Aside from the influence of my dad already playing guitar, I think a big part of it was due to the music I was listening to at the time (System of a Down, Tool) and wanting to be able to play it myself, and having guitars around the house made the choice of what instrument easy.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DECENT GUITAR?Probably an Alpine White Epiphone Les Paul Custom
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR GUITARS?How they feel and play are obviously up there for importance, but more than that is how much I feel like I want to be playing that guitar. At one point I had nine guitars, a few PRS guitars, Ernie Ball, Ibanez, all really nice guitars, but there would always be other guitars I’d pick up first over them, so somewhere along the way I decided I was going to sell anything I wasn’t regularly using. Now I’m down to three guitars!
WHAT GUITAR DO YOU PLAY MOST, AND WHY?Definitely the Jackson. It has that "it" factor, or mojo, whatever you want to call it. It plays effortlessly, it inspires creativity, it’s just everything I currently want in a guitar.
ARE YOU A TUBE AMP OR DIGITAL FAN? HAVE YOU HAD EXPERIENCES WITH BOTH?I'm a fan of both. I've owned tube amps, I currently use a Fractal AxeFX II and for me, and what we do in Transience, the AxeFX is by far the most practical choice. There's no real compromise any more with digital, I don't need to own an amp for cleans and another for rhythm guitars and transport both around for live shows, or choose one that's a compromise somewhere between the two. There's no need for a large pedalboard either.
Jackson Juggernaut HT6
TELL US ABOUT YOUR Jackson Juggernaut HT6I got it in late 2015 after something close to a 16 month wait, which was excruciating! For me, it ticks all the boxes. I've always liked the Ibanez RG shape and this is a more aggressive version of the RGA model. Maple top and neck with a super flat ebony board and stainless steel frets, it just has everything I was and am looking for.
Ormsby TX GTR Eaton
TELL US ABOUT YOUR Ormsby TX GTR EatonIt was around July 2016. Bob (Guitar - Transience) and I had been going back and forth for a little while about getting on one of the Ormsby production line runs but just hadn't found the excuse we were really looking for to help talk ourselves into it, until we saw the announcement for the TX shape. I had been wanting a Telecaster shaped guitar for a while and this got me pretty close to it, and I was wanting to try out a multiscale guitar so that was all the excuses I needed.
ANY UPCOMING GIGS/NEWS?There’s not much I’m able to go into detail about unfortunately, but we’re deep in writing mode with Transience at the moment, and that's been the focus for the band lately, but we’ll have some news coming very soon!
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