This week’s video features guitarist Nick Reinhart, who I’ve been a fan of since hearing about him a few years ago when he was playing in Bygones with Zach Hill. I’d hear from other musicians, such as Jonathan Hishcke, that Zach was playing with a whiz kid who had a deeper understanding of pedals than most guitarists and an unquestionable talent to incorporate them in a wildly progressive/punk style.
Nick is without a doubt a pioneer of his craft. He has so much to offer that we ended up shooting over two hours of video. He was doing some pretty insane pedal dancing while sampling and creating beautifully musical soundscapes. Over the next couple of months videos of Nick’s time at 5starr Sound Labs will be featured here on PedalsAndEffects, but for the first installment, I thought we should focus on what he does better than just about any guitarist out there: Creating intricate sound layering through sampling on his Line 6 DL-4 delay modeler.