Jeff Schroeder

Smashing Pumpkins

BIOGRAPHY

 

To date, Jeff Schroeder has largely been defined by his work with bands. In the late '90s and early '00s, he played in The Lassie Foundation, a shimmering shoegaze group that was a beloved part of the Los Angeles indie rock landscape. Since 2006, Schroeder's been a member of Smashing Pumpkins, providing electrifying guitar work in the form of jagged metal leads, evocative psychedelic-folk melodies, and atmospheric new wave shading. However, his debut solo single, a fuzzed-out shoegaze-pop gem called "Haenim," offers another side to the meticulous and thoughtful musician, who once juggled his burgeoning band career with doctorate-level courses in comparative literature. A cover of a song written by Shin Joong Hyun, an influential Korean rock 'n' roll guitarist, "Haenim" boasts a guitar solo hewing toward elegiac hard rock, and sculpted sounds full of gently buzzing ambiance. The resulting sonic architecture represents Schroeder's long-time sweet spot: wistful and beatific music that's full of longing, but yet sweetly optimistic. "What's influenced me more than anything is an internal spiritual journey," he says. "You realize at a certain point in your life that you have all these experiences within yourself—all these tastes and likes that I have, and things that I enjoy—and then there's part of you that has to translate that and present it to the world."

With Helix, I have the last 50 years of amp and pedal history in one single unit. The creative possibilities are endless.

Gear

 

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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M13 Stompbox Modeler

100+ M-class effects, up to 4 at once. Save up to 48 different effect arrangements. 28-second looper, full I/O.

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JTV-69

29 vintage instrument models, 11 alternate tunings. Tyler-designed SSH pickup configuration. Alder body, vintage-style Tyler neck, custom trem bridge.

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HX Effects

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Helix Rack

Helix™ is not only a tour-grade multi-effect for your rack that sounds and feels authentic, it's also the heart of the most comprehensive master controller for guitar systems ever built, and is designed to integrate perfectly with Helix Control.

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Helix Control

A powerful foot controller that brings touch sensitive footswitches, display capabilities, and additional functionality to Helix Rack.

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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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