We are often asked about our equipment when we play out so we thought it would be cool to list our gear in case anyone is interested in our tone and how we come about getting there.
First and foremost, there is one thing all of us have learned and that is tone comes from your heart/body first, then through technique and then through your rig. A good guitar player should be able to play anything and make it sound good-period. There is no magic involved.
Second, we play old stuff because we think it sounds better-not that it is better. Just that our ears are stuck in a time period where we think music sounded "right".
Finally, we play with very little effects-if any. What you hear is an instrument, cord and amp and not much in between.
So, here is what we use:
1991 Fender 57 RI Stratocaster with stock pu's
1955 Les Paul R5
1955 Gibson GA-77
1956 Gibson GA-6 (all studio recordings)
1972 Leslie 900
1974 Fender Precision Bass
GBE 400 Genz Benz Bass Head 375 Watts @ 4 OHMS
NEO 212 Genz Benz Bass Cabinet 600 Watts
SansAmp Bass Driver
1956 Ludwig Pearls