Andrew Fidler - Black Tusk
Lace Equipment: Drop and Gain
Having spent the last two years producing multiple split underground releases and touring endlessly throughout the US, Savannah, Georgia trio Black Tusk are finally set to emerge from the confines of underground and thrust themselves into the upper echelons of American metal with a new record deal with Relapse Records and an awesome second album, Taste the Sin. Black Tusk's members describe their blend of hardcore punk and stoner metal as "swamp metal," a term that has been described by some critics as "the murkiest, dirtiest sludge [metal] to come out of Savannah since Kylesa".
Guitar player Andrew Fidler has recently taken a liking to the LACE Drop and Gain pickups which help him keep a nice controlled tone under drop tuned conditions. One of the key attributes of this pickup is that it was specifically designed for drop tuning to compensate for tonal variations and signal loss that occur at certain frequency ranges. Other pickups flub out or lose all their body. It does all of this and is extremely quiet with no feedback and incredible sustain.