Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we talk to Alex Babinski, guitarist for the American rock band PVRIS.
What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
I have the Strymon Timeline delay pedal.
How did you come across this particular item?
About five years ago or so I came across it online. I can't remember how exactly, but I used to browse the internet for hours looking up gear and as soon as I saw it and heard it I ordered one and I've actually had the same one ever since. It’s an amazing pedal and built to survive the road.
What is it that you like about it so much?
What I like the most about it is probably the ability to have so many presets and the capability of each type of delay is fantastic. It's really nice having a few different delays to mess around with for each song.
How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?
I actually used to write a lot while using just this pedal. It has a built-in loop station, and I would often loop a chord progression and just jam over it for a while. I've used it probably every single show since I've owned it. I can't do without it.
Tell us a little about what you have coming up?
We've got a lot coming up in the near future, one of which is the release of our new record All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell. We are heading overseas for a few European festivals then back home to begin our headline tour.
PVRIS’ new record All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell is out Friday August 25 through Warner Music/Rise Records.