CANDLEBOX Lead Guitarist Peter Klett Discovers HARMAN’s DigiTech Hardwire Pedals
August 23, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Peter Klett, lead guitarist of the Seattle, Washington based band CANDLEBOX, has been with the group since its inception in 1991. CANDLEBOX’s career spans five studio albums and one live record. CANDLEBOX creates a style of hard rock with an eclectic mix of influences from blues to punk and 70’s rock and roll. Klett recently began using HARMAN’s DigiTech Hardwire pedal line and has been putting them to the test out on the road.
Klett is confident in the HardWire line. It is built to endure the most demanding touring conditions and will last through all the rigorous travel that a touring band goes through. “I knew about DigiTech but I only recently started using the HardWire pedals. I was able to really dig in and try these pedals out on the road,” explained Klett. “I was sold on them almost immediately. You know the first time you hold one that they are a well-built product.”
The feature Klett finds most useful is the ‘Stomplock Knob Guard’. “Its really important when a guitarist has a specific setting on the pedal they don’t want to lose during the packing and unpacking of the pedal board.”
Currently using the Tube Overdrive through both his dirty and clean chain, Klett separates the dirty channel from the clean with a pan pedal using separate amplifiers. “The Tube Overdrive is great through the clean channel to give it a slight bite. It’s especially good for our song ‘Rain’,” commented Klett.
Klett also uses the Tremolo/Rotary, the Stereo Reverb, and the Stereo Chorus pedals. By utilizing the extensive built-in settings, he is able to achieve any sound he and the band are looking for. While running the Stereo Chorus and the Tremolo/Rotary through the clean chain, the Chorus provides Klett with more width. In addition, Klett also runs the Reverb pedal through his clean chain and finds it impossible not to achieve the tone he needs with all three pedals.
Klett has aspirations to become a producer. He wants the challenge of bringing out the best in the artist and he expects the same from his gear. “The build and the options. I look for the care that goes into providing the best possible product. A lot of musicians have limited resources and can only afford one pedal at a time. With the DigiTech HardWire line you know you are getting the most for your hard earned money.”
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