Artist Spotlight: Robin LeMesurier
We recently caught up with Robin in North Hollywood, CA, where he was preparing for the start of a new Rod Stewart tour. Inside the nondescript brick building was a pristine rehearsal room loaded to the rafters with every type of gear imaginable. In the center of this mish-mosh of expensive vintage amplifiers, keyboards, and speaker cabs stood Robin, plugged in and ready to go with his favorite Line 6 gear: Variax Acoustic 700, Variax Electric 600, ToneCore pedals, and Duoverb.
Variax Acoustic 700
For the upcoming tour, Robin has found many uses for Variax Acoustic 700. He uses Variax's "magic technology" to get all the acoustic sounds he needs. His favorite models are the Jumbo, Dreadnought, Nylon, and Country 12. And, he also uses the altered tunings feature quite often. "A couple of tunes I need to be a half-step down, so I use the dreadnought model with a detuning," said Robin.
A long time DL4 user, Robin has been recently introduced to the ToneCore line of effect pedals. In addition to DL4, he currently uses Roto-Machine, Space Chorus, and Echo Park on his pedalboard. "I've just acquired the Echo Park, which is fantastic," says Robin. He also likes to use all of the pedals together to get a unique ambient sound.
Be sure to check out Robin and his favorite Line 6 gear coming to a city near you on Rod Stewart's world tour.