Hello everybody. I’m Nathan Biggs and I play guitar for iSurrender. I have been playing guitar for years and have been having lessons every since I started playing. I have lessons with Andy Chadwick in Ripley. I got into playing guitar because of the fact that my dad played and I thought it would be fun to learn. We sometimes have a quick jam.
My favourite bands are Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs and The Vaccines. I love watching bands live to see how they work and interact with each other and the audience.
Some people find it interesting to know what gear I use when performing with iSurrender so here goes.
Fender telecaster ’72 custom
Gretsch electromatic Jr
I don’t really have a set pedal layout as it seems to change often but as for now I use the following.
Fender PT100 Tuner
Boss FV-500L Volume pedal
Moen MO-OB Deep Blue overdrive
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Marshall Blues breaker (boost mode)
Behringer US600 pitch shift/Harmonist
Vox delay lab
To power my pedals I use a Harley Benton Power Plant.
I use a pedal board built by my dad as I couldn’t find one suitable for what I needed.
To get from my guitar to my board I either use a Trantec s4.4 wireless system or a fender California Lake Placid Blue guitar cable.
To make noise I use a Marshall JMD-50 head into a custom made 2×12 16 ohm cab.
When I’m not playing my guitar I like to watch videos of famous guitarist’s guitar rigs to see what they do and why they do it to see if I can learn anything that is useful to me.
I do sometimes play on my PS3 mainly fifa 13 because I’m actually really bad at most games so I stick to fifa I’m bad at this as well but at least I enjoy it. I support Hull City A.F.C and occasionally go up to watch them in Hull.