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. In this instalment, we caught up with Michael Petritsch, guitarist for local deathcore collective Gravemind, who released their debut album Conduit last Friday.
What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
My Matte White ET Guitars Avenger FM7 multiscale seven string with single BKP Impulse in the bridge
How did you come across this particular item?
It was a partially custom order on a run of overseas production models that ET were doing at the time. Spoke with Ernie (Taylor) at the Melbourne Guitar Show and the specs were absolutely perfect for our low tunings and sound, plus Ernie let me spice it up with some custom wood and hardware choices at little to no extra cost
What is it that you like about it so much?
It is super light and an absolute pleasure to play. Essentially a fully custom spec rig, but was nowhere near a custom shop price. It’s an absolute workhorse that I feel confident taking on the road, and have not had a single issue with it since it was delivered two years ago. Also looks much classier than I do with its gold Hipshot hardware on the white finish.
How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?
Damon writes all the music in our band, so I just use it to jump around on stage like a madman, and its light weight has definitely minimised the amount of back pain when on tour. The very comfortable and gradual fan fret also certainly makes his cheekily difficult riffs much easier to play than they would be otherwise
Tell us a little about what you have coming up?
Our debut album Conduit is being released Friday July 19, and we are so stoked to share it with the world. We are also excited to be performing at Dead of Winter Festival in Brisbane on Saturday July 13 and most importantly the Greyscale Showcase at the Corner Hotel on the Saturday August 10.
Conduit is out now via Greyscale Records.