January was more than the start of a new year for Ford Thurston. Since being introduced to HardWireÂ® pedals at Winter NAMM, Thurston has been hooked on the simple, yet powerful pedal and is currently deploying a wide array of pedals on tour with multiple country acts, in addition to shows on Nashvilleâ€™s famous bar scene on Broadway.
â€œAs soon as I heard what the pedal could do this winter, I grabbed a guitar and started to rock it out,â€? said Thurston. â€œIâ€™ve been using it for the majority of my work ever since.â€?
A Nashville native, Thurston has been playing the guitar for more than 22 years. It was only a matter of time before his talents lined him up with leading southern artists on stage and in the studio. The musicianâ€™s HardWire arsenal consists of an HT-2 Chromatic
Tuner, DL-8 Delay/Looper, RV-7 Stereo Reverb and of course, the CM-2 Tube Overdrive pedal.
Thurston will be taking the Hardwire on tour with several Nashville acts, including Anthony Smith, Brynn Marie and all-female group Lucy Angel. â€œTo completely entertain the fans throughout these tours I wanted a durable pedal that has its own sound, and thatâ€™s exactly what I get out of the Tube Overdrive,â€? continued Thurston.
â€œFordâ€™s use of the HardWire pedals during his live shows and studio sessions emphasizes Harmanâ€™s mission of providing high-quality equipment for musicians,â€? said Rob Urry, president of Harman Music Group. â€œWe are pleased to offer industry-leading equipment to help them entertain the masses.
Raising the standards of performance and quality for guitar pedals, HardWire pedals are extreme performance pedals built to stand up to the demands of the life of a touring musician. The pedals preserve guitar tone by operating at a significantly higher voltage than standard pedals, performing best out of hot guitar pickups and in the high voltage environment of an amplifier effects loop. The high-voltage rails of the HardWire pedals guarantee constant effects performance throughout the life of the battery and prevent tone loss as it operates on a steady voltage.
â€œThe HardWire pedals are some of the simplest pieces on my pedal board, but works better than all of my other equipment,â€? stated Thurston. â€œYou turn it on and itâ€™s not frumpy; itâ€™s good to go.â€?
For more information and music samples, please visit www.myspace.com/fordthurston.