I played music a lot growing up. When I was a kid, I played the trumpet and taught myself to play the piano. When I got into high school, I started playing bass and joined my first band. Playing music is an important creative outlet for me, and I love to do it. Even after moving to Japan, I continued writing and making my own music at home. A few months ago, I bought a brand new guitar, and it’s been one of my most prized possessions. When I’m stressed out or just need to wind down after a long day at work, I sit down with my guitar and it is the perfect escape.
However, just having a guitar isn’t quite enough. I really like experimenting with tones and making my guitar do fun and weird things, so I have also started collecting guitar pedals. I bought about 6 or 7 pedals after purchasing my guitar, and it’s been a lot of fun playing around with new sounds. But a couple weeks ago, I purchased this beautiful reverb pedal from Chase Bliss called Dark World. It would take several more paragraphs full of technical terms to explain just what this small piece of equipment can do, but it basically creates a super dreamy and kind of dark sound that I love in the music I listen to. And on top of that it’s beautiful! I’ve been playing around with it for days, and still have so much to explore. Making music is a lot of fun, and adding even one piece of gear like the Dark World gives you so many more wonderful options.