Just read the interview with Adam from the Guitar World magazine. Thanks to dvn and boatloadoffunk on Toolnavy for the scans. Here’s some of the highlights I picked up:
- Adam uses a Talk Box during one track. Not sure if I misread it, but I got the impression it was on the track 10,000 Days.
- There’s more guitar solos on this recording.
- Justin uses a Fretless Bass.
- Maynards vocals are heavily processed and distorted. Much more part of the music than up front.
- The album is self produced, with Barresi engineering and mixing, though Joe’s role is about the same as previous producers.
- All of the members of Tool agree on Sacred Geometry.
- Adam and Joe had plenty of Pedal modifications done.
- Adam uses the Gig-FX Chopper pedal, and uses it with a volume/wah pedal to control the effect.
- All songs except for one were written before entering the studio.
- A “Pipe-bomb Mic” was used during record. It’s basically a brass tube with a guitar pickup inside used as a microphone.
- He was impressed with Bogner, Rivera and Joe’s Peavey amp, though will probably continue to use his Diezel/Marshall setup.
- “Please don’t say that I play an E-Bow” – Adam doesn’t use one apparently, despite what the E-Bow website says.
- Adams sustain comes from Attitude and Effect pedals.
- One of Maynards lyrics is “Who are you to wave your finger?”. To which Adam replied “That’s the pot calling the kettle black”. From the song The Pot?
It’s a good interview, and there’s some much I haven’t mentioned here, so do the right thing a buy the magazine when it comes out (this Wednesday I believe).