Norma Jean’s Grayson Stewart reveals what’s on his pedalboard(s)

Grayson Stewart
(Image credit: Grayson Stewart / Supplied)

“I don't want to carry around a spaceship-sized board, so I try to keep it simple. The first spot goes to my Shure GLXD6 wireless – but since it doesn’t have an input for using its tuner without the transmitter, I have a TC Electronic PolyTune as a backup. That goes into the DigiTech Drop [which provides nine polyphonic drop tune settings from one semitone to a full octave], because we might use four to seven different tunings on any given night.

“The Drop goes into my T-Rex Octavius, which has become Norma Jean’s signature-sound pedal. The way it can mix in low and high octaves while also having a built-in boost is very helpful. It adds what I call a 'chaos' element.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.