Reeves Gabrels (Guitarist for David Bowie & The Cure) Included the Multiwave Distortion in His List of "5 Pieces of Gear I Can't Live Without."
We were big-time excited to learn that Reeves Gabrels included our Multiwave Distortion (updated to the Ultrawave Distortion Lab) in his list of "five pieces of gear I can't live without" in a recent Guitar Magazine article. We have known Reeves for a long time. He, along with Adrian Belew, Steven Wilson, and Earl Slick, was among the first group of innovative guitarists to embrace the unique sound possibilities of multiband processing. He talked about the pedal in the Guitar article: "The reason the Multiwave Distortion is indispensable to me is that it lets me get stuff that I can't get from any other pedal. You can imitate with it - you can do your Fuzz Face, tube overdrive and what not - but you can also create totally unique sounds."
Reeves talked about the pedal in the Guitar Magazine article: "The reason the Multiwave Distortion is indispensable to me is that it lets me get stuff that I can't get from any other pedal. You can imitate with it - you can do your Fuzz Face, tube overdrive and what not - but you can also create totally unique sounds because it has separate sustain and gain knobs. I can start with a basic octave fuzz setting and when I turn the gain down and the sustain up, that gets me a ring modulator effect. It's great!"
In the article Reeves points out that he is in search of gear that looks to the future rather than the past: "“I try to find tools that don’t have much history,” he says. “Instruments have a way of playing what's ascribed to them. If you pick up a Strat, people expect Hendrix or Beck... The only way people could pigeonhole me was by saying, ‘Oh, he’s probably going to sound progressive’, which I could deal with.”
The Ultrawave Distortion Lab is the updated version of our original Multiwave Distortion. The Ultrawave maintains all of the Multiband, Octave, and Foldback sounds of the original pedal with a whole box of new tricks including, compression, multiband tremolo and dual drive engines. It is a tool for musicians looking for sounds yet unheard.
The Official Source Audio Demo of the Ultrawave and Ultrawave Bass
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