Show & Tell: DRESS CODE’s Ollie Miller

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Show & Tell: DRESS CODE’s Ollie Miller

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

My 1978 Fender Musicmaster


How did you come across this particular item?

I found this guitar in a guitar called Fannys Guitar Shop in Nashville while i was travelling across America last year. I went to a lot of guitar stores while I was there and a soon as I saw this guitar i knew if i didn’t take it back home to Australia I would seriously regret it.




What is it that you like about it so much

Because this guitar is vintage and hadn’t left Nashville before I purchased it (as far as I’m aware), it has a whole backstory that I’ll probably never know and I find that so cool. It’s not a common model so I never really see anyone else playing one the same, especially not in Aus. I also love how simple it is, it just has one pickup and not a lot of tonal options so the sound you get out of it is really down to your particular playing style. You don’t spend a lot of time fussing over what setting to use, you get what you get with this thing.


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

When we’re writing in our home studio we like to lay ideas down as quick as we can while the idea is fresh in our heads. This guitar is great for that since its kind of a plug and play type of instrument. You don’t spend hours turning knobs trying to find the perfect setting- you plug it in, it sounds great, you get your idea down and move on to the next thing.


Tell us a little about what you have coming up?

Our new single ‘Candy Heart’ came out last Friday, following that we have a single launch on the 21st at the Crown and Anchor with our friends Keeskea and Cat Lucky. A few days later on the 23rd we will be opening for G Flip, Illy, and Hilltop Hoods at the ADL 500. It’s a very exciting time for us as a band!



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