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Sound Control: Scottish Pop Rock Band Sacred Paws Shares Their Gear


November 20, 2019
Written by
Cynthia Schemmer
Photos by
Eoin Carey

Glasgow’s Sacred Paws gave She Shreds a sneak peak into the music gear they use to shape their bright and brassy live sound.

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #18, released August 2019

If you’re not dancing while listening to either of the Sacred Paws full-lengths, well… I’m going to have to ask you to sit down.

Founded by guitarist/vocalist Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Trash Kit) and drummer/vocalist Eilidh Rodgers, Sacred Paws rose from the ashes of their previous indie pop band, Golden Grrrls. Since 2013, the Glasgow-based band has been releasing straight bops, including their 2017 debut album Strike a Match, which won the 2017 Scottish Album of the Year Award, and their 2019 release, Run Around the Sun, out now on Merge Records.

Check out the gear Sacred Paws uses live below, and be sure to read more from Rachel Agg’s as guest editor of She Shreds Issue #18 here!

Rachel – Guitar

1993 Fender Telecaster in Caribbean Mist | Used: $800.00 – $1600.00

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe | MSRP: $799.99

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner | MSRP: $99.99

Jack – Guitar

2007 Hagstrom Swede | Used: $399.99 – $600.00

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe | MSRP: $799.99 

Boss FZ-5 Fuzz | MSRP: $99.99

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner | MSRP: $99.99

Moema – Bass

Fender Telecaster Precision Bass with Custom Humbucker Pickups | MSRP: $674.99 (without custom pickups)

Hartke LH500 500-Watt Bass Head | MSRP: $468.99

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner | MSRP: $149.99

Eilidh – Drums

Paiste Formula 602 Hi Hats 15” | MSRP: $1000.00

Zildjian A Custom Crash Cymbal 19” | MSRP: $309.95

Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal 20” | MSRP: $384.95

Pearl Export Standard Series 5-Piece Drum Set | MSRP: $699.00

Pearl Sensitone Brass Snare Drum | MSRP: $567.99

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