Matt Scannell

Vertical Horizon

BIOGRAPHY

Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s, but it was seven years before lead singer Matt Scannell’s songs became the radio hits that brought the popular grass roots band to national attention. In 1999, they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies. The single “Everything You Want,” captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and became Billboard’s Most Played Single of 2000. The band garnered further radio attention with “You’re a God” and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning),” which in 2005 became a top 20 country hit for Gary Allan.

Subsequent records followed, including Go in 2003, Burning the Days in 2009 and their latest record Echoes From The Underground, was released in 2013. Vertical Horizon tours extensively and in between tours Scannell spends the majority of his time writing.

Helix sounds and feels "real". It’s the first time I’ve played a modeling processor and believed both with my hands and my ears that there was a tube amp cranked in the tracking room.

Gear

 

Helix

Helix™ is a new kind of guitar floor-based processor: it’s not only a tour-grade multi-effect pedal that sounds and feels authentic, it's also the most comprehensive master controller for guitar systems ever built.

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M9 Stompbox Modeler

100+ M-class effects, up to 3 at once. Save up to 24 different effect arrangements. 28-second looper, full I/O.

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