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Your Band's Gear

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Freakapotamus9, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    i was browsing around and didnt find a thread covering the topic so..

    what gear does your band use???

    my band..

    -CB/Slingerland set
    -Zildjian and Pearl cymbals

    -Fender American Double Fat Strat
    -Epiphone BlackHawk (?)
    -Fender Hot Rod Deluxe combo
    -Boss Distortion

    lead guitarist:
    -1962 ReIssue Fender Jazzmaster
    -Vintage Gibson MelodyMaker
    -Vintage Marshall Bluesbreaker combo
    -Fender MIM Standard Strat ( X2; maple and rosewood boards )
    -Vintage Fender Mustang
    -Takamine and Martin Acoustics
    -Line6 Delay floor mod., Danelectro Daddy O, MXR fuzz, few Boss pedals..

    my lead guitarist is the one with the rich mom.. sad.. thats not all his stuff.. my guitarist needs to get a new amp.. the fender sounds awfull..

    your turn!
  2. EEbass04


    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    My drummer: Viking Percussion 6 piece set with Sabian cymbals...and another Percussion Plus bass drum

    3rd guitarist: Crate GFX120 amp, Squier Fat strat, and a Boss DS-1, Jasmine acoustic

    2nd guitarist: Crate GX-30, Samick LP Artist series, and my Ibanez DS-7, Yamaha S80 Synthesizer, 4 homemade 2x15 cabinets each with mid speakers and horns on top...and a Mackie mixer, and mics(gee, can you guess where we practice) oh yea and his dad has a 30 year old Sonor drum-set...

    lead guitarist: Marshall 2x8 combo(go figure, lead guitarist with quietest amp!), Fernandes Dragonfly X, Morley Wah/Volume pedal, Peavey acoustic, and a Kay hollowbody electric
  3. Piano player: Kurzweil 88 weighted stage piano
    Fender Rhodes
    Moog Rogue

    Organ/Effects: Hammond XK-2
    Hammond (M something and he used a B3 on our record.)
    Technics turntables through some delay and phase pedals
    Korg synth

    Guitarist: Les Paul
    some not so great sounding Peavey 212 amp

    Drummer: Pearl Master Series
    Zilgian and Bospherous cymbals
    djembe, bongos, lots of bells and percussion

    I dont know what kind of sax our Sax player uses.. but its a Tenor

    and i use Munich Double bass and Fender American Deluxe jazz bass with SWR400s and Goliath II 410 cab and Avatar 15 cab

    check out our music at www.mp3.com/spookyjohnson if you want...
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Peavey 2x12 combo (one of the high end ones, not sure what model)
    Peavey 4x12 (gutted, and now with uber speakers)
    Ibanez Smash Box (I think)
    DOD Gunge
    Zoom 505
    Dunlop Wha
    ART mult-effects unit.
    ESP F-205
    ESP M202 (pretty sure)
    ESP M(something. It's an older model)

    Sonar Drums
    Aquarian heads
    Misc. Sticks
    Zildjian and Paste and a couple mystery cymbals
    Prowler (I think) double bass pedal

    Sure Mics (not sure what models)
    Tech Speakers (2 1x12+horn cabs)
    Some head that has a brushed aluiminum front. Couldn't tell you what it is. But it's not a bad one. Keeps up with the mix.

    :D (Check the profile)
  5. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Guitarist 1:
    -Gibson Nighthawk
    -Fender Strat
    -Marshall Valvestate 2x12 combo
    -Pedalpad pedalboard with:
    -Boss volume
    -Vox wah
    -MXR Phase 100
    -Akai Headrush
    -Boss DD-5 delay
    -Ibanez Tube Screamer
    -Alesis Nanoverb
    -Electrix Repeater
    -Frostwave Resonator filter

    Guitarist 2:
    -Fender Strat
    -Fender Thinline Tele (MIM reissue)
    -Marshall JCM 800 & 4x12
    -Proco Turbo Rat

    -Gretsch drums, 3 kits (!)
    -Tama StarClassic drums, 1 kit
    -Conaway custom drums, 1 kit
    -Paiste, Sabian and Grand Master cymbals
    -more snares than I can keep track of -- my faves are a Spaun and a 1930s Ludwig

    Me: :D
    -Tune TWX-5C
    -Fender Precision (USA)
    -Hartke 3500
    -Aguilar GS410
    -Bag End S-15D
    -Ernie Ball volume pedal
    -Guyatone SV-2 Slow Volume
    -EBS Octabass
    -Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard
    -Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus
    -Boss DD-3 delay
    -EHX Q-Tron

    -Mackie 1202VLZ Pro (x2)
    -Samson S1500 power amp
    -Yamaha S115-IV speakers
    -Fender powered monitors
    -Shure SM-58 & SM-57 mics
    -Alesis Nanoverbs and Nanocompressors
    -FMR Audio RNC 1773 Really Nice Compressor
  6. Well this is for my soon to break up band due to my guitarist's huge ego!

    -Yamaha Custom Stage 5 piece set, cherry wood
    -Sabian clash symbol
    -Sabian 20" (?)
    -The other symbol with step (I'm an idiot)
    -Forgot what kind of drumsticks he has

    -Used Fender Mexican Stratocaster
    -POS 10 watt Fender amp (he used his buddy's 50 watt at our party).

    -Fender U.S.A. P-Bass (4-string)
    -Ampeg B-100R combo

    I use a Jodi Head strap, the skull & crossbone one. My guitarist has a Levy's strap. We used my PA which is crate speakers, one lead mic, and one backup mic. The backup one is an Audiotechina. The lead mic is an EV. I use Soundflex instrument cables and my guitarist uses Horizon cables and a Boss distortion pedal. My speaker cables our Alden's and one mic cable is from a local music store the other is a Horizon. Oh, my PA head is a Crate Pro-Audio PA-4.
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Drummer: DW 5-piece, Pearl piccolo snare, Sabian cymbals
    Guitar: Fender Japanese Tele, my LP/SG Custom, Roland JC-120, my blackface Fender Bandmaster head w/Ampeg 2x12 cab. my original TS-9, his original Fuzz Face and Vox wah
    Singer: Shure Green Bullet for compression, SM58 for all else.
    Our practice PA is a Mackie 1400i with a Yamaha 16-channel mixer, 4 Bullfrog Inc. 15s w/horns, and Bullfrog Inc. 12" monitors.
  8. In our rehearsal room we borrow drums, amps and PA because the room is used by a couple of other bands and we rent it from a study orginisation.
    The room contains:
    Tama Rockstar drumkit
    PA - unknown
    PA speakers - unknown
    Two Marshal Guitar amps with one 4x12 and one 2x12 cab
    One really lousy 100W marshal bass amp with a 15' peavey cab.

    I plug my bass into the PA because the bass amp distorts as soon as i increase the volume above normal conversation volume. :D:mad:

    Our own gear consists of:
    EBS Gorm 350W 2x10
    Peavey Cirrus

    Gibson SG
    Hughes and Kettner Vortex + 4x12 cab

    I've no idea what drums our drummer uses.
  9. Hi there..
    Um.. Currently i don't have any band and none of the bands I played in had any really interesting gear except for the last drummer I played with..
    He owned a custom made DW drumset for which he paid about $15000 US dollars, which scarries the **** out of me..

    He sucked pretty well for spending such amount of cash in a drumset..
  10. well, my only project i have now i play guitar on...heres our stuff

    Guitar (thats a me)
    Fender Nashville Telecaster w/seymour duncan pups
    Ibanez RG120
    BOSS metal zone
    crate gfx-1200h
    ampeg 4x12

    Yamaha 5 string
    kasino head (i never heard of it either)
    big muff
    dunlop wah
    musicman 1x15

    huge tama set...too many pieces that i know of
    lots of zildjian cymbals
  11. OK -


    Tama Kit (bright pink!)
    Paiste and Zildjian cymbols (I think)
    She has 2 other drum kits as well, but if we gig, it's the pink one that comes out to play!

    Gibson Les Paul Studio
    Marshall Valvestate VS100 Combo
    Various Boss pedals - Tuner, Noise Suppressor

    EV Mic (not sure what model)

    See my profile!!

    Well, I also have some g****r stuff too!
    MIJ Squier Strat with Texas Specials !
    ESP LTD EX-200 (Explorer with hardtail and /Duncan Design pups)
    Yamaha APX-5A Electro Acoustic
    Marshall Valvestate 8080 (1st generation, 1 x 12 combo)
    Boss SE-70 multi effects unit (does guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals!)
    MidiBuddy foot controller for the Boss
    Fostex VF08 8 track recorder.

    That's the main stuff anyway!
  12. Rhythm Guitarist:
    MIM Strat
    Boss MD-2
    Peavey Bandit 112

    (Soon-to-be-ex)Lead Guitarist:
    Ibanez GRX70JB
    Danelectro Pastrami
    Homemade 50W 2x12" combo

    Pearl Export 5 piece kit
    Sabian PRO 16" Stage Crash
    Pearl 16" Crash
    Pearl 20" Ride
    Pearl 18" China
    Pearl 14" Hats
    Tama Iron Cobra bass pedal
    Remo Ambassador skins
    Pearl hardware

    Shure SM58
    Rented P.A., whatever we can afford

    This is only gonna be current for about, 3 days. My drummer is getting a Pearl double bass pedal and a full set of Sabian PRO's. My rhythm guitarist is getting a DOD Chorus, or maybe a flanger. My lead guitarist is probably going to leave our band cos we won't play punk/ska.

  13. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    DW drum kit

    guitar player:
    Gibson Les Paul double cutaway with P90
    Mesa Boogie triple rectifier head
    Marshall cabinets

    Rickenbacker 4001
    Fender Precision
    Hughes and Kettner Tubeman plus
    Eko Herald 3 head
    Ampeg 4x10 cabinet
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    This would take me several pages to fill out!! ;)

    So I mainly play in a 13-piece band that has lots of "deps" or alternate members. So there is like a big horn section : 2 trumpets, 2 Saxes, Trombone and a flute player. I know the Trombone player has Bass Trombone as well as "normal" plus he plays a "tenor horn" and Euphonium. We have two flautists who alternate and one of them actually makes musical instruments for top orchestras - so he has hugely expensive instruments - an Alto flute as well as a soprano sax. We have guitar and two pianists as well; plus a 3 piece percussion section which includes congas and timbales as well as huge amounts of hand percussion - it would take pages just to list all this! The drummer has brought three different kits to the last 3 gigs - he teaches music and percussion as well as playing loads of Jazz gigs. We have our own PA as well and loads of mics etc.

    If I specified everything this would be a huge and probably very boring list!
  15. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Pearl Master Custom drumset.
    Zildjan&Sabian cymbals.
    Evan skins, Vic Firth American classics drumsticks.

    Marshall Valvestate 8240 amplifier.
    '01 Apollo guitar (Gibson copy)
    '95 Vantage guitar
    '00 Hohner Acoustic guitar.
    Boss ME-30 effect equipm.
    Miscellaneous effects.

    (Coming in mid august)'02 American Fender Jazz Bass V strings.
    '95 Washburn XB500 (5string)
    '93 Encore bass guitar (p-copy) made fretless by myself.
    Yorkville 400W bass amplifier w/15" speaker.
    SansAmp Bass Driver DI.
    Loads of effects; Jim Dunlop Crybaby +distortion, phaser, metalizer, chorush etc. effects.

    Yorkville AudioPro 512 16 channel powered mixer.
    2 Yorkville Pulse 153 speakers.
    Miscellaneous array of Shure mics and others.

    Digidesign Protools LE 5.1.1
    Computer: P4 1.6Ghz, 512mb memory, 60gb hd, etc.
  16. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    -late 1960s Slingerlands jazz kit

    -Mid 1970's Fender Tele Deluxe (2 humbucker model)
    -Joe Pass electric hollowbody jazz guitar
    -Lots of effects
    -Musicman 75W 1x12 combo

    -82' G&L L2000e
    -00' G&L L2000
    -Dean Rhapsody 8
    -SWR SM500
    -two Aguilar GS112s
    -Lots of effects

    -Carvin 12 channel unpowered mixer
    -Carvin 1000W power amp
    -2 main speakers and 2 monitors

    Lots of Mics
  17. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    That's some mighty fine stuff.
  18. i'm not sure what our drummer uses.

    lead guitarist uses a bunch of weird random guitars. and a tube works combo amp.

    singer/guitarist uses a rickenbacker (360 i think) or a strat and an ampeg combo.

    i use my reverend with, up till now, any amplification that was handy at the time. i mooched gear from the frat house bigtime. :D

    none of us use any effects. except i think our lead guitarist had to use a distortion pedal a couple times when the footswitch on his amp broke. i use a SABDDI but i don't consider that an effect.
  19. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    We have at least 6 drum sets most of which are Yamaha maple custom and DW kits...

    More guitar amps than should be allowed.

    Rooms full of PA gear.

    4 or 5 really top drawer bass rigs.

    We take two trucks on the road with us :D

    I love my job!
  20. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Drummer has some sort of very nice Gretch, the kind with the weird drum suspension. the guitarist has a fender strat modded with texas special pups and a tone selector switch. He plays through a VOX AC-30. He also has an epiphone Riviera. He uses a line 6 delay/looper and a boss OD pedal, dunlop wah, and a theremin. You can see my gear on my web page, many threads, or my profile.

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