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What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

My Rickenbacker 330 Hollow Body Electric.


How did you come across this particular item?

I found this guitar in a music shop in Hampton when I was 17 years old. Being a left hander, it was that little bit trickier for me to find guitars that I liked; that I could actually play. This was only the second guitar I had ever thought about purchasing so I went home to beg my parents to loan me the cash for it. They said no. Secretly bought it for my 18th birthday, and the rest is history! My parents are the coolest.


What is that you like so much about it?

This guitar spans really well between songs. I can use it for the slow melodic numbers, over to the fuzzy, garage tracks. It sounds really nice when used with a chorus pedal, which I’ve recently been playing around with a lot more.


How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?

I use this guitar for all of Loose Tooth’s live shows. As I mentioned previously, I’ve had the guitar since I was 18, but I didn’t really use it for the band I had when I was that age; which was a pop-punk all gal number (lots of muted power chords going on) . When LT came alive, this gui- tar seemed to sit in well with the sound of the band.


Any other interesting points/stories about it?

I’ve never broken a string on this guitar – ever!


Tell us a little bit about what you have coming up?

We have a debut EP Saturn Returns coming out through Milk! Records on April 1st. We’re then doing a big launch at The Gasometer on April 22nd, followed by a couple of Sydney shows to be announced shortly. We’ve just released our second single ‘Bites Will Bleed’ from the EP which has a blood bath, vampire themed clip coming to your screens February 23rd – you also get to see the band do some quality acting, which was highly uncomfortable and hilarious to film! Looking towards playing lots of shows this year and generally having a good time! 


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