Kip Berman – Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 2011


A detailed gear diagram of Kip Berman's 2011 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.

Artist/Tech Quote:

"I've been using the Hagstrom live a lot more lately, as the new record has heavier guitar sounds, and the Hagstrom has a thicker sound." - Kip Berman

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GuitarGeek Notes:

Kip was interviewed via email exchanges.

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    Adam Cooper's award winning GuitarGeek rig illustrations have appeared in GuitarPlayer, Total Guitar UK, Guitarist, Alternative Press, History of Marshall Amplifiers, Roland/Boss User Guides, Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini & Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger Instruction Manuals, Swervedriver's "Juggernaut Rides" CD as well as the longest running monthly column in Guitar World Magazine's history: Vulgar Display of Power. Before launching GuitarGeek.Com, Adam published the highly respected music zine, Whirlpool, which was distributed worldwide via major record store chains. As a guitarist and songwriter, he formed the band Alison's Halo which released two critically acclaimed records and secured coveted slots with bands like The Verve, Ultra Vivid Scene, Curve, Jimmy Eat World, Of Montreal, Butterfly Child, The Apples In Stereo, Gin Blossoms, The Boo Radleys, Stereophonics, Medicine, Lovesliescrushing, Bailter Space and many others.

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