Geek Peek – Dave Gourlay from The Affect Heuristic

I’ve been using this guitar since 2015. It was gifted to me by my best mate Judy Foster. I’d gone to the bog and when I came back, she’d ordered it for me. I’ve barely put it down since (the guitar, not the bog).

It’s the only guitar I use in all of my bands, The Affect Heuristic and No Contest.

Lockjaw Team Update: November

The most rewarding thing about this thriving music scene that we’re a part of is meeting people who share our enthusiasm for all things live and loud. So that you can come and grab us for a chat, we thought we ought to tell you where we are!

We’ll be bringing you a monthly update from the Lockjaw Team with our recommendations, tribulations and gig schedules.

Geek Peek: Pete Gwilt of The Wonderbeers

I’ve only ever used one guitar for The Wonder Beers – my faithful old Squire Stratocaster.

When we started the band in 2012 I had an Ibanez AX – great guitar, just not right for the punk sound we were going for so I started looking for other options. I asked around a bunch of mates if anyone had anything lying around that they weren’t using and didn’t mind me borrowing on a long term basis.

Geek Peek: Tim Kramer from Drones

Hey guys. My main axe currently is a variant of the ESP Eclipse series. Traditionally, most guitarists regard those Eclipses to be a super metal version of a Les Paul, but the one I picked up has a cool classic-meets-modern vibe.

I bought it for recording our most recent album Exiled as well as to use it for touring. Being a lefty drastically reduced my options when it came to picking a new guitar; luckily I found this rare model in Florida and had it shipped over. I love the combination of gloss white and gold hardware and it sounds mint!

Geek Peek: Chris Mason from Almeida

I’ve recently gone back to using my McCarty Custom PRS for shows, after favouring a USA Tele for the last few years.

It’s a little unusual for a PRS, as it’s half Gibson. With lightweight tuners, angled neck and headstock and a fixed bridge without individual saddles, giving it a super-warm tone. Oh, and birds up the neck, which I assume makes it sound better. It has more chunks taken out of it than Jesus in Passion of the Christ, and could use a full service and a fret dress, but it’s always been my favourite guitar and been used for almost everything I’ve recorded for Almeida.

Geek Peek: JP and Max from Fullcount

Other than my 2002 Gibson SG Standard that I’ve been using for the last 13 years, it almost always felt impossible for any other guitars to feel right in my hands. For any reason, it seems like I always slip back into my old comfy shoes. For that reason, the few other guitars that I own suffer from severe lack of love (actually exchanging embarrassing eye contact with my Gibson Nighthawk…).

Wolfrik Join The Lockjaw Crew

We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to the Lockjaw Records roster: Canadian melodic thrash whirlwind Wolfrik.

All the way from Edmonton, Alberta, Wolfrik deliver an irresistible concoction of punk, metal and thrash. Complex yet catchy, melodic yet heavy: this band is nothing short of a good time. They’ll tear through your town and leave you begging for more.