Ivan McLernon plays a Zumsteel custom steel guitar. Built in the United States, it has 12 string universal tuning, 7 pedals and 5 knee levers. This versatile instrument provides the band with many additional options for sound and texture during live concerts and recordings.
Sam Armstrong plays a "Saturn Green" Mapax 6 piece drum kit with Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. This is usually amplified through the PA system using bass, snare and overhead microphones. In addition to the main kit, Sam also uses a Yamaha snare drum during the acoustic spot in the programme. When Sam is on tour outside Northern Ireland with Live Issue he has to use a drum kit supplied by the venue however, he always brings his own snare drum along on such trips to ensure some continuity. Sam has only recently purchased this Mapax drum kit and it now features a black bass drum head advertising the band's website.