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PMT Newcastle NOW OPEN!

Established since 1991, Professional Music Technology (PMT) has set up instrument emporiums across the country to bring a taste of Rock ‘n’ Roll to the Great British high street. Now PMT has arrived in Newcastle, and bringing with them a huge selection of guitars, basses, drum kits, keyboards, synthesizers, hi-tech, DJ, studio and PA equipment.

The all new PMT Newcastle music store will join the growing team of ten guitar and music shops this April, and will allow the chain to bring its expert knowledge and great prices on all the latest musical instruments to the North East of England. More importantly, PMT are giving musicians across the UK a chance to try out the very latest gear so you can hear how it sounds live! Read the full article on the latest addition to the Professional Music Technology chain here.

Thomas McLaughlin

Thomas McLaughlin

Store Manager

The most embarrassing guitar/bass you’ve owned? Hmmm I wouldn't say embarrassing necessarily, but growing up with an Ibanez endorsement and being really, REALLY into wresting (Back when it was called WWF!) I had a custom small-bodied JEM shaped guitar with graphics of me body slamming the Ultimate Warrior on it! My friends loved it. I did too.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to? Alice Cooper’s. Great songs, cutting off heads on stage. Kane Roberts with machine gun shaped guitars… come on, that’s just cool.

Favourite audio interface? The Universal Audio Apollo. It has awesome real-time DSP via the onboard UAD2, features some of the most amazingly faithful sounding plugins ever - many of which are exclusive to the platform. This combined with their fantastic pre-amps and damn good looks; it is a favourite item for me.

Your favourite gear that you constantly use? Apart from the UA Apollo which I use a lot, like a lot of people I have moved to a more “In-The-Box” approach for producing music. So when I’m not mastering tracks in Steinberg’s Wavelab, I LOVE Ableton Live. I find it such a fun and fast way of creating and editing music. It really has a great workflow.

Current favourite fx pedal? I love my old classic Budda Bud-Wah. When I need to bring the funk... I bring the Budda Bud-Wah.

Who are three people or bands who have highly influenced you in music? Ted Greene for his awesome chords and being a super-cool-dude. Steve Vai for his sweet note and Skrillex for his immense drops. Nobody drops the beat like ol’ Skrilly.

Where did you play your first gig? When I was 8 years old supporting Ozzy Osbourne in my hometown here in Newcastle.

If you could live in any state in America, which would it be? Probably where I spent 7 or so years of my life, over in L.A - was never keen on the earthquakes though. Plus who wants THAT much sunshine, right?
Jonny Malone

Jonny Malone

Assistant Store Manager

Band: Betamax

Your favourite gear that you constantly use? That will be my Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano. I am infatuated with Fender Rhodes and the SV-1 is a great imitation of the electric piano that changed the face of music.

Current favourite amplifier? Is the Fender Blues Junior III. I need the cleanest of clean sounds at my gigs and it does the job perfectly.

What’s the most played song on your iPod? ‘I Saw The Light’ by Todd Rundgren. It’s a very personal song to me.

In your opinion, the best all-time album is...? ‘Pet Sounds’ by The Beach boys. There was nothing like it before its release and there hasn’t been anything like it since. The production, the creativity, the imagination behind that album will never be recreated. It’s truly unique.

If you could jam with any of your music heroes (dead or alive), who would it be? 100% Bruce Springsteen the E Street Band.

If you could live in any state in America, which would it be? New York City! I went for my 30th birthday and it was completely magical. The highlight was being at the top of the Rockerfeller Centre – the view was breathtaking.
Ben Hardy

Ben Hardy

Drum Specialist

Band: EnterTheLexicon

What was your first instrument? My first instrument was a Marshall Rocket Special that came along with a tiny Marshall MG15CFX. Tell you what, this guitar wasn’t actually that bad, and I still had the thing until 2 years ago when it was sold for a huge fee of £30!

Your favorite gear that you constantly use? My favorite gear is probably my Zildjian A Custom cymbals. My most recent purchase is a 22” Zildjian A Custom Projection ride which sounds like no other ride I’ve played before!

What are the top 3 gigs you’ve ever been to? Brand New at the O2 Academy were without a doubt the best live band I’ve ever seen. That’s a big statement but I can’t think of anyone better that I have seen. I was lucky enough to see The Swellers at The Cluny in Newcastle, which was awesome. Being able to see one of my favorite bands in such an intimate venue was brilliant. Thirdly I would say Deaf Havana at the O2 Academy 2. I am all about seeing bands in smaller venues and I was lucky enough to see these guys before they began hitting the bigger stages.

Favorite horror film? Amityville Horror, hands down. First saw the original version from the 70s when I was about 12. I swear I didn’t sleep for a month!

If you could jam with any of your music heroes, who would it be? It would definitely be Guy Davies from Reuben. Reuben is without a doubt my all time favorite band and Guy is without a doubt the drummer that has influenced me the most. To jam with him would be beyond amazing.

If you could live in any state in America, which would it be? It would most likely be the state of Washington, which is home to the city of Seattle, which is the birthplace of grunge. Suits me...
Daniel Pitson

Daniel Pitson

Bass Specialist

Band: EnterTheLexicon

What are the Top 3 gigs you’ve been to so far? I saw Black Sabbath at Download Festival around 2 years back. The atmosphere, performance and sound were impeccable. Aerosmith last year at Download too were absolutely insane, I’d been waiting years to see them and when I did they didn’t disappoint! And finally, Iggy Pop who, even for his age, was one of the best performers I’ve ever seen to date.

What’s your favourite South Park episode? That’s easy! World of Warcraft episode - genius. That or ‘fish sticks’…

What is your favourite pedal? Hands up without a shadow of doubt it is SansAmp VT.

Most beloved piece of gear? One of my favourite bits of kit is my backup amp, which is an Orange Tiny Terror. One of the most reliable bits of kit I’ve ever bought and it’s super light-weight and compact.

Best Quote of All Time: “This is bat country.” – Fear and Loathing, Hunter S. Thompson.

What is your go-to amplifier? That’s gotta be my Rift Deep Bass Amp, which can only buy online by Chris himself. It is a hand-wired, hand-built beauty with huge 200 watt all valve power. I’ve struggled to find a competitor that stands up to it to be honest.

What’s the most played artist on your iPod? Currently it’s a small band from Brighton called TigerCub, really diggin’ these guys at the minute.

The best gig you’ve ever played? We did a small secret gig in our rehearsal room about a year back. We rehearse in an abandoned office block in Byker, Newcastle. We made it free entry and free booze for all the people who attended. It was a 50 cap limit and we managed to cram 80 in… the video is up on YouTube.

Musical Weapon of Choice: Never underestimate the power of a Gibson Thunderbird bass headstock, that thing does some damage.

Bands that have influenced you? Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Reuben and Queens of The Stoneage.

Cocktail, sir? Bartending is actually a hobby of mine and my favourite cocktail has to be either a Negroni or a Manhattan.
Glen Bennett

Glen Bennett

Senior Salesman

What was your first instrument? Guitar, naturally. That’s why I’m working at PMT!

Your favourite gear that you constantly use? Elixir Strings. They just last forever and have great tone.

Current favourite amplifier? It’s my Fender Hot Rod – it’s so versatile, with amazing clean channel sounds and superb distortion capabilities.

What’s the most played song on your iPod? Scrolling through, it looks like it’s ‘Neon’ from the brilliant John Mayer.

Do you have any party tricks? I’ve got my impression of Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy pretty spot on.

Do you have any non-music related hobbies outside of work? I’m really into my motorbikes. Fast bikes, rock music and guitars – I’m practically the essence of PMT!
Dagan Wilkin

Dagan Wilkin

Electric Guitar Specialist

Band: The Deadhearts. I also play guitar for Indigo Levana.

Your favourite gear that you constantly use? My Marshall Amps 1959SLP head.

Current favourite guitar pedal? This is a toughy! Probably the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food, a secret weapon every guitarist should have, simply amazing for the money.

If you could jam with any of your music heroes (dead or alive), who would it be? It would have to be John Mayer or Jack White.

What is the coolest gig you have ever played? Pepsi Max Stage, Download Festival 2013.

Favourite South Park episode? Well it just has to be ‘Ginger Cow’ – it’s got Van Halen in it!

Musical weapon of choice? My white Gibson SG Custom guitar. Sexy!
Gareth McWilliam

Gareth McWilliam

Metal Warrior

What was your first instrument? An Encore Stratocaster. It wasn't the nicest of guitars to play and it was swiftly replaced!

If you could jam with any of your music heroes (dead or alive), who would it be? Dimebag Darrell inspired me to pick up the guitar and get into heavier music. He’s an absolute cowboy from hell and I'm gutted I'll never get to see him play live.

Musical weapon of choice? Washburn Dime Slime 333, Seymour Pickups & Schaller tremolo for harmonic madness, through a Randall RH150 of course...

What fillings are in your perfect sandwich? Easy! Cheese, Ham, Pastrami, Chorizo, Mozzarella, Mayonnaise (Hellmann’s), Lettuce and more Cheese.

In your opinion, the best all-time album is...? Almost impossible to choose, but I’m picking ‘Wintersun’ from Wintersun. This album is phenomenal; Jari Mäenpää is a musical genius. I've listened to the album about 200 times, due in part to the continually delayed follow up album that’s hysterically enough titled ‘Time’.

Where is place to party in Newcastle? PMT Newcastle, of course! There’s all kinds of musical madness going down. Plus BrewDog is just over the road, so if you like canny strong pints and coosty patter, that's the place to be.

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