It’s Ladies’s Historical past Month and we needed to speak to a few of our favorites about their gear and tone setup(s). In case you are not aware of Guitar Lady Journal’s “Tone Discuss” sequence, that is the place we dive into what makes the tone of various musicians’ setups distinctive to them. We unpack their likes and dislikes and what makes their setup good.
When you like what you learn, try Sista Punk’s Tone Talk on our IG web page the place she walks via a few of her favourite gear.
Keisha B. aka Sistah Punk is the lead guitarist and singer of the Brooklyn primarily based various rock band, Cryo Baby. Impressed by legends of blues, punk and onerous rock and shaped within the basements of Flatbush, Sistah Punk retains rock n roll alive in her guitar slaying and entrepreneurship. Keisha B. has based Sistah Studios which serves as an impartial images and videography undertaking created to doc the music scene and different creators within the New York Metropolis music scene.
What’s your definition of tone, and the way has it modified through the years?
My tone units the usual for my music. The best tone makes the listener know from the primary observe what the temper will probably be, whether or not it’s a heat, a clear strum, or a grimy classic distortion. The best tone attracts the listener into your vibe. I really like to vary the tone and vary of my vocals from gentle dreamy falsettos to deep alto vibrato. These first few seconds are the one likelihood to seize the viewers and put a chill via their our bodies.
Which guitars, amps, and pedals are you at present utilizing and why?
I’ve been rocking my Gibson Les Paul Studio and my Fender Princeton Reverb then matching that with the Maxon ODM pedal. All three have been my tremendous mixture for the previous few years. My Princeton amp has a extremely clear, clean reverb that makes it simple to belief for a real pedal tone, even at excessive volumes. My Maxon ODM is the tofu of my pedal board. It has unimaginable easy settings that received’t over energy my results or any extra distortion increase I’ll throw into the combo.
What about strings?
Ernie Ball Child! I began with their common slinky then moved as much as the hybrid slinky for extra management maneuvering my prime strings.
Are there sure recording strategies you favor within the studio?
My favourite half is layering my guitar tracks, I like to play together with myself and really feel the monitor swell. Since I play in a 3 piece band, there’s no higher rhythm guitarist for my solos than myself!
What does your apply include?
Band apply within the metropolis can include time, house and quantity restrictions since we’ve just about arrange a mini studio in my condominium to keep away from the prices of reserving a apply room. Our apply is available in a couple of completely different elements: 1) a inventive heat up time the place we discuss new strategies, 2) hashing out tune concepts we’ve been working individually, 3) planning band initiatives and our upcoming exhibits. Then 4) we get the precise jam that we bang out in for about an hour. We spend this time prioritizing our newer songs and naturally having enjoyable listening to all the pieces come collectively.
What’s your recommendation for younger girls who hope to work within the music business?
Music could be liberating as its personal language. It’s not all the time about evaluating your abilities to others however expressing your self and speaking that emotion via music. Problem your self, set your personal commonplace and don’t be afraid to share your work and collaborate! Have enjoyable!
Observe Sistah Punk on IG @sistahpunk
Take a look at Sistah’s Tone Discuss here