What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
I have my Ormsby Hype GTR 6 multi-scale guitar in Toxic Green.
How did you come across this particular item?
I noticed a few fellow players had recently been endorsed by Ormsby, with whom I was unfamiliar with at the time. It was great timing as I was personally looking to test the waters elsewhere after playing ESP Guitars for several years.
What is it that you like about it so much?
The first thing that drew my attention was the look. I’m a total sucker for aesthetics, and that fish hook headstock certainly lured me in. Ormsby were kind enough to send me a guitar to try out and it proved to be the workhorse I was looking for. Their production models continue to improve with each run – this particular guitar is from their sixth production cycle.
How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?
Looks aside, the multi-scale really works for what I do. I tune to drop G but still have plenty of lead work and chord voicings. The multi-scale allows more stability on the lower end without sacrificing playability in the higher register. I’ve played standard baritones and found it very uncomfortable for playing leads and chords, so this gives me a great middle ground with the low-end clarity that a baritone scale offers, but with the playability of a more standard scale higher register. Also, the opportunity to work with an Australian company and be part of a close-knit and supportive community of people is just icing on the cake.
Tell us a little about what you have coming up.
Our debut album LOWTECH is out Friday March 1 followed by a release tour in May.
LOWTECH is out Friday March 1.