Here is part two of our first featured guitarist on PedalsAndEffects, Henry Kohen aka Mylets. Henry is the young, one man band recently signed to Sargent House and he’s about to show you how his use of pedals and sonic layering is going define him as a trailblazer. Henry is somewhat unassuming, but talk to him about music and you quickly realize he is wise beyond his years. Any young guitarist in his teens who is hip to vintage DOD pedals, as well as good old Digitech pedals, has my interest.
In this installment, Henry runs us through his pedalboard and gives us audio examples of what he does with each and every pedal on it. Whether it is his synthetic and metallic assault of the Digitech X-Series Synth Wah, or his shimmering use of the old DOD FX 50B Overdrive Plus, this kid knows how to dial in really musical sounds that work well together.
One of the sounds I recommend you check out is the stutter effect Henry pulls off with his Digitech X-Series DigiDelay. I never use my DigiDelay this way, but I will now! As Henry was showing this technique, I started to think of how I would use this effect in conjunction with other pedals. The possibilities are endless, and as I develop these sounds, I will make a video for PedalsAndEffects to show you what I came up with.
Another part of Henry’s playing that impressed me so much is how he takes all of these pedals and layers them on top of each other, creating an orchestra of sound that makes you realize he is a one man band. He has a keen understanding of his pedalboard, and the knowledge of how to merge it with his harmonic ideas. Henry is no slouch when it comes to getting around the guitar either. I can hear the Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew influences in sound. In fact, we spoke about King Crimson, and I mentioned that I had seen them live before he was born!
I shot a lot of video with Henry so be on the lookout for more videos in the future. We shot some cool stuff with him taking on pedals he has never messed with, a few really great musical passages and some more interviews.