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Mikey Demus Of Skindred Visits TPS [Manson Guitars, Redbeard Effects, Left-Handedness & More!]

Published 05 Jan 2024

Riffmeister, songwriter, cultivator of epic beard – Mikey drops in with the rock!

Welcome to the show! We are delighted to welcome our lovely friend Mikey Demus to Schwangri-La. Guitarist and songwriter in rock-metal-reggae-electronica titans, Skindred, Mikey’s full-on riffing and experimental sound sculpting form a huge part of the band’s energetic assault on ears and eyes.
At the time of filming this, Mikey was mid-tour so his main guitar rig and board were in the back of a lorry somewhere. What better excuse to bring in Ye Olde Bag O’ Pedals from which Dan can concoct a board to spur a general chat on tone, playing and everything that goes with it?

Enjoy the episode!

• Skindred on t’internet -
• Redbeard Effects -

And please visit That Pedal Shop

Pedals & stuff in this show
• Digitech Whammy 1 -no longer made, links to latest version
UK & Europe:

• Redbeard Effects Angry Rhubarb
UK & Europe:

• Redbeard Effects Red Mist
UK & Europe:

• Redbeard Effects Honey Badger

• Redbeard Effects Hairy Squid

• Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man - no longer made

• Electro-Harmonix Micro Synthesizer - no longer made, links to latest version
UK & Europe:

• Line 6 FM4 - no longer made

• Line 6 DL4 - no longer made, links to latest MkII version
UK & Europe:

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
1:47 Hello and welcome!
3:20 Putting Mikey’s board together
7:30 Skindred’s Smile in the UK album chart
9:55 Redbeard FX?
14:12 Why no Orange amps?!
15:40 Regular scale, down to C?
16:40 The core tone today
17:30 …with Angry Rhubarb
18:35 Not too much gain
20:40 Hearing the Redbeard Red Mist
23:25 Angry Rhubarb & Red Mist stacked
25:24 Left-handed? Not left-handed?
31:20 Played a 1961 guitar? You have now…
33:37 Mikey’s first Skindred guitars
35:48 Line 6 FM4
40:13 Electro-Harmonix Micro Synth
43:00 Sounds to inspire songs
46:08 So many people are riflfless
53:35 A Tom Morello tangent
54:25 Digitech Whammy 1!
1:02:05 Redbeard Honey Badger
1:05:45 Redbeard Hairy Squid
1:08:15 A different register
1:09:18 Mikey’s signature guitars
1:15:25 Bridge pickup comparison

Guitars in today’s episode
• Manson Guitar Works MD-2 Mikey Demus Signature
• Manson Guitar Works Unreleased Mikey Demus Signature

Amps in today’s episode
• 1969 Laney Super Group / Marshall 1960AX 412 with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
• Marshall 1987X Plexi / Zilla Custom 2x12 with Celestion Alnico Ruby speakers

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