I think part of the charm of Devin Townsend’s stage banter is his simultaneous rockstar badassery and awkward self-consciousness. Somehow he makes them work as a cohesive whole. Maybe that’s just the kind of thing you can pull off especially well on your birthday? Not that they actually filmed this footage on Cinco Devin Mayo… but I guess he just bends time like that. I guess if you have a rack of reverb units and compressors they grow sentient and start messing with space/time. It’s a real problem.
EMG pickups don’t deal with any of that mess. They simply provide him with the 81 and 66 pickups (this is the first I’ve seen a 66 paired with an 81 instead of the usual 57) behind that Townsend tone. However, if they do get around to warping temporal linearity I’ll be sure to cover it.