As of late, Canada’s east coast has been a burgeoning birth place for great metal bands. One particular act which has been making a big name for themselves is The Daisy Anthesis; their album, Surface And The Sky, was recently released via Diminished Fifth Records. Vocalist and guitarist Scott Miller recently gave us a bit of his time to talk about his Carvin DC 727 7 String Guitar.
What one piece of equipment do you use to obtain your signature sound?
Scott: There are a lot of things working together to make my sound, and I’ve been tweaking everything from amps, cabs, pedals and guitars since we started playing together in 2005. Right now an essential part of my setup is my Carvin DC727 7 string guitar. When we started playing I was using a Godin Montreal tuned down to A. Looking back now, I find that hilarious! I’ve had a few 7 string guitars and the Carvin is my favorite.
What about it makes it so important to you?
Scott: It’s important because it’s built for our low tuning and it accomplishes everything I need in a guitar effortlessly. The pickups are quiet, which is essential in a high-gain setting and the Floyd Rose locking system holds it in tune for weeks! I don’t even check for tuning in between songs when we play live because it never goes out of tune. It’s also important to me because I chose everything from the wood it’s made of, the color, hardware, everything! That gives me a little extra connection to it. And I love the birds-eye maple fretboard!
What are the major pros and cons?
Scott: The pros would be that it’s an insanely high quality instrument for a very affordable price. It’s also totally customized to what I wanted. You can build a guitar on the Carvin website and get an instant price for it. I’m actually looking at selling 2 other 7 strings that I have and getting another Carvin without the Floyd Rose system on it. The only con would be that you can’t try these guitars before buying them because they’re direct from the company. There is a no questions asked return policy on them though.
How long have you used this piece of equipment and would you ever change it?
Scott: I’ve had this guitar since December 2010 and it’s been my main guitar ever since. The only way I’d change it was if a company wanted to give me free guitars of equal or greater quality! The price/quality ratio is just WAY too good to use anything else.
Any final thoughts or comments on the gear?
Scott: I was lucky enough to have tried a friend’s 7 string Carvin and see how amazing it was. If I hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have ordered one. All I can say is that it’s sort of a hidden gem and definitely worth checking out.
Check out the song: “Provoking Your Inderection”