Dustin is the frontman of Beach Fossils, one of our favourite bands from one of our favourite labels, Captured Tracks. Beach Fossils’ lovely cover of Slowdive’s ‘Alison’ makes up one side of our Neil Halstead tribute 7″.
Breaking with Celebrity Pedalboard tradition, Dustin doesn’t choose a guitar (or even a bass guitar) pedal, but instead opts for the Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer:
“Sound guys hate this pedal more than anything, but that’s exactly why I love it. You get complete control over how your vocals sound. Imagine if you couldn’t bring a pedalboard for your guitar and left it all up to a random sound guy to give you exactly what you wanted every night, it would be a disaster. I need the same control over my vocal effects as I do with my guitar effects. You can choose the exact amount of reverb or delay or chorus or distortion or whatever effect you desire on your voice. You can try to tell a sound guy all day what you want your vocals to sound like and it will never be what you want, I’m glad this pedal exists so I never have to worry about them fucking it up.”
Order your copy of the Beach Fossils/Gravenhurst split single now. They won’t last long.