KT Tunstall & the Akai E2 Headrush
KT Tunstall Says . . .
\\\"Basically, it’s the cheapest band in the world. I’d seen people using it with the guitar, so they’d loop guitar lines. The first person I saw using it was this guy called Son Of Dave, this amazing Canadian nylon Elvis, and I saw him at the 333 club, Old Street in London. And I was completely mesmerized. He just beatboxed and had a shaker and a mouth organ, and it was amazing. Really lo-fi blues. So I got myself one and thought there must be a way of getting beats by hitting the guitar. So a friend of mine helped me split all the signals so I could put my vocal and guitar through the pedal. Usually you’d just put one thing through. So then I just bashed my guitar and it came out sounding like a drum, and I ended up putting these beats together and it worked perfectly. And there’s nothing like a girl with a boy toy it definitely gets people’s attention.
After a gig I did I got about 600 emails from 19 year old boys saying ‘yeh, you were very good and all that, but what’s the pedal it’s totally amazing.’\\\"
See how her set up: http://www.kttunstall.com/weebastard.html
The Akai Professional E2 Headrush pedal brings delay, tape echo simulations and a looping recorder in one convenient pedal. User selectable delay options allow for maximum control of output signal. Real time feedback and gain adjustment as well as echo rate. HEADRUSH also simulates a 4-head analog tape echo machine with control over decay and spacing between…