TODD NICHOLS

GUITARIST,
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET


Santa Barbara, CA - USA

Todd Nichols is the current and original guitarist and co-songwriter in the band Toad The Wet Sprocket. 

Toad formed in 1986 in the Goleta suburb of Santa Barbara and still tour every summer with all four original members. They have sold over 4 million records, and in 2013 released their first new CD of original material "New Constellation" after 16 years between records.

Lately Todd has been using a stereo rig live, consisting of a couple of Morgan amps miked up with sE's VR1 ribbon mics and guitaRF® Reflexion Filters®.

 

"I really love the guitaRF baffles for several reasons. First, they are a stealthy double mic stand that can hold a dynamic 57-style mic, and also a ribbon mic that's easily set up to have the capsules equidistant from the speaker cone to avoid nasty phase problems."

 

"The other big reason I love the guitaRFs is because I use Pro-Sonic clear plexi shields to block the loud guitar amps from bleeding into every other mic on stage, especially the 3 vocal mics up front."

"Before using the guitaRFs, I would get bounce-back from the hard plexi shields directly back towards the miked amp. The guitaRF completely solves that problem, besides being a sturdy mic stand."

 

"Our sound guy loves having the options live to blend in different sounds, but mostly leans on the sE VR1 ribbon mics for my sound."

"Besides the VR1 sounding super warm and smooth on my guitar amps, it's built like a tank and can handle going on the road!"

 
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