CBS SATURDAY MORNING SEGMENT TO AIR APRIL 30
BOB MOULD CUSTOM GUITAR PEDAL “SKY PATCH” ON SALE NOW
Last night, Bob Mould and his bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster returned to the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, making their first Late Show appearance since Stephen Colbert took the desk. The resultant fiery rendition of “The End Of Things” from Bob’s acclaimed new album Patch The Sky (Merge) can be seen HERE.
Bob also was on hand to give some backstage guitar lessons while in the Green Room, see if you can follow along HERE.
Last week Bob Mould kicked off a North American tour in support of Patch The Sky. Kicking off in Madison, WI, the tour quickly took an intense turn as the band coincidentally found themselves playing the famed First Ave in Minneapolis the day after Prince’s death. Through a purple haze the band played some of the most cathartic shows in Minneapolis’ history. As Minneapolis City Pages reported, “Part of it might have been the Irish wake atmosphere palpable both inside and outside the club. Prince was being honored, remembered, and celebrated. The other part was the sheer power of the musicianship on display. Together, they conspired to deliver the magic of the evening.” CBS Saturday Morning was on site to capture the majestic evening and will air its segment on Bob Mould this Saturday, April 30th.
Additionally, as reported by Guitar World – Bob has collaborated with Australian guitar pedal manufacturer Tim Brennan on a custom limited edition pedal called the “Sky Patch”. The pedal will be available for purchase now. Bob says of the collaboration:
I first became acquainted with Tim’s pedals during a tour stop in Brisbane, Australia in 2013. Tim brought a limited edition Tymexar St. Paul Distortion pedal to the venue as a gift. Once I returned to the US and spent some time with the pedal, I was very impressed by the craftsmanship and sound quality. It quickly replaced my trusted MXR Distortion+ pedals during the “Beauty & Ruin” recording sessions.
In 2014, Tim designed the “Beauty & Ruin” pedal sold exclusively through Tim Guitars. All the pedals were quickly purchased — as are all of Tim’s custom designs.
For the new album, we worked together to design the “Sky Patch” — a slightly modified version of the previous pedals. This limited edition run of the “Sky Patch” pedal comes with a T-shirt featuring the face place artwork. These shirts will not be reproduced beyond this single production run.
With the “Sky Patch”, Tim has updated what I consider to be the best distortion pedal ever — the MXR Distortion+ — into a tighter, fuller, and more focused stomp box. It’s ready for the road, the studio, or the comfort of your own rehearsal space. I hope you appreciate Tim’s work as much as I have over the last three years!
Tim Brennan of Tym Guitars says of the collaboration:
The limited edition Tym Sky Patch is based on one of my old early 80’s MXR Dist + circuits that became the basis for the Beauty & Ruin signature pedal. This new Sky Patch uses my own specially designed and made PCB’s with quality, low tolerance parts throughout. This version of the classic distortion uses the original LM741CN IC as used in the original script logo MXR’s to push silicon diodes into warm, but crisp clipping and delivers more overall volume than the originals. It’s housed in my custom handmade stainless steel enclosures with standard “BOSS” style 9V input jack and special blue LED with artwork based on the new Bob Mould album.