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Thanks to MeDave for pulling up the old archived topics - lots of info out there on what Wilco is using, so I thought we should have a thread on what resident VC musicians are using.

 

My basic setup is Les Paul or Telecaster (neck humbucker) into a Traynor YVC40WR combo. Pedals can include any of the following

 

Ernie Ball volume peal

Buss TU2 tuner

Vox V847 Wah

Boss SD1 overdrive

Lovepedal Cot50 overdrive

Prunes and Custard

Deluxe Memory Man delay

Danelectro mini tremolo

Yamamha Magicstomp (for various reverbs, delays, or random effects)

 

Obviously the Prunes and Custard is the most "Wilco-specific" and is highly useful for a lot of AGIB material. I have mine set basiclly like Tweedy does - Mix @ 10:00 and Drive at 2:00, Level is variable. I find that at fairly high volumes the synthy weirdness is much less noticeable, but at bedroom levels I need to use it on the "Bass" setting or the harmonics are too crazy. Pairing it with another overdrive can also tame it a bit. With delay and reverb it sounds really good for the Spiders rhythm part or the solos in Handshake Drugs.

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I have a PRS Santana SE (2000 or 2001 model) Ibanez K-7 Signature 7-string guitar. B.C. Rich Warlock guitar. I also have a crappy handed down acoustic. I use a Fender Cyber Deluxe amp. It is 65 watt with a bunch of built in effects. I have a Dunlop Wah-Wah Pedal. I also have a Digitech Signature Series pedal. It has 7 effects on it. I use Regular Slinky Stings and Dunlop Pics. I think that is about it...

 

 

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my guitars:

Dean Performer GN (acoustic/electric)... i just bought it this year and it's a great guitar...

 

Fender Sratocaster (japanees model '89-'90)...three tone sunburst, Floyd Rose whammy bar system... great low action... i love it...

 

Decca acoustic guitar... I have no idea where it came from, my Grandfather rescued it from a burning building...

 

Homemade Acoustic guitar... my Grandfather made it for me for X-mas 4 years ago and there is no other guitar like it in the world. Rosewood neck and Spruce top, there's Birch in there too somewhere, as well as a hand painted rose opposite the pick gaurd and my name on the headstock...

 

Effects:

Boss Distortion Pedal... it makes enough noise to make my parents yell at me to turn it down...

 

Amps:

Fender Frontman F-15 which doesn't work because there's a blown fuse and I can't figure out how to replace it

 

Peavy Pacer... not sure about the wattage or anything, though it makes the windows rattle.

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Weehoo!!! Gear makes me giddy!! Here's what I got:

 

1955 Harmony Patrician Archtop

1994 Epiphone Goldtop Les Paul

1998 Martin D-15 w/ LRBaggs goldbeam active pickup

1999 Ovation Celebrity Deluxe

2004 Fender 50th Anniversary Strat

2004 Taylor Baby (strung with nylon strings)

2004 Spector 4-String Bass

2005 Gibson J-45

 

Amp: 2000 Marshall AVT 50 Head, Compact 4X12 Cab

 

Roland Td-6 V-Tour Drums

 

Fostex VF-16 multitracker [which is for sale ;) ]

 

Pro tools MBox on Powerbook G4

 

Rogue 6 Channel 80 watt PA Dual 10" Cabs

 

and one empty checking account!!

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Electric - G&L ASAT Tribute Semi-Hollow, pretty guitar (my guitar teacher loves to stare at it for my whole lesson) with fairly low action, big honky G&L pick-ups, warmness, and of course... twang

 

Effects - 70s Maestro Phase Shifter (as seen in the wilco book).. perfect for those big star songs.

TS808 Tubescreamer reissue... eh sounds like shit but works when you need mucho distortion.

Boss CS-3, now this thing is perfect for playing your guitar louder when it's clean, or just overdriving your amp without fucking annoying tubescreamer sound.

 

Amp - Mesa-Boogie Subway Blues, Verrry nice amp with the best reverb i've ever heard, and 20 tube watts that starts to distort at 1/3 volume... this bloody amp is the loudest amp i've ever played... nails alot of wilcoy distortions, and neil young.

 

Acoustic - Taylor 110, it's a cheaper taylor, but i've never played another acoustic guitar i've loved this much. Edit: DO NOT use thoses fucking expensive Elixer strings on your taylors like they recommend, way overpriced and don't last half as long as the warm beautiful 3 months of Martin SP Bronzes i put on... they sound like heaven on my guitar.

 

Misc - Sushi Sticks, Capo, bike parts, water bottle caps, etc... all used in the tradition of sonic youth of course..

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Electrics:

Fender Toronado(Lucy)- MIM, was my first real guitar and is also the only guitar that I've given a name to. It's been converted into a tenor guitar (CGDA) for now.

Ibanez Artcore- Unbelievably impressive and versatile.

 

Acoustic:

Martin D-15- I love this guitar.

 

Amplification:

Vox Valvetronix AD120- Sounds amazing and is loud as hell.

 

Drums:

Cheap 3/4 size Mapex- They get the job done and they record particularly well.

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Guitars:

1995 Taylor 712

1967 Gibson ES 330

 

Effects:

Furman Pedal Board with:

EB Volume Pedal (w/ Boss Tuner in Tuner Out) > EH Holy Grial Reverb > Ibanez TS9 > Boomerrang.

 

Amps:

Acoustic goes DI

Electric goes into Mesa Subway Rocket Reverb

 

Haven't been playing electric much lately (its too much to carry in NYC) so usually its just my acoustic into the board and then DI

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Amps:

2007 Savage Macht 12x

1966 Fender Tremolux Head/Cab

 

Guitars:

79 Les Paul Custom (Silverburst)

80 Les Paul Heritage 59 Reissue (Honeyburst)

"Frankenstein" Strat ( Warmouth neck-Dimarzio Body, Fender electrics)

08-09 G&L SC-2 Belair Green

1966 Martin D-18

Late fifties 3/4 Kay;( Silvertone)

 

Effects/Pedalboard:

NYC Pedalboard (Bigshot)

 

Ernie Ball Vol. jr

Fulltone 69

Fullyone Mini Deja Vibe2

Death By Audio Super Sonic Fuzz Gun

Zvex Fuzzfactory

Zvex Ooh Wah II

Zvex Super Hard On

EH Holy Grail

EarthQuaker Devices Ghost Reverb

EarthQuaker Devices Hummingbird II Choppy Tremelo

Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Modulated Delay Machine

Freakshow Effects "The Rabbit" ( 2010 Ver. of Brown Rabbit )

AnalogMan "A-B" box

Boss DD2

Boss CE-2

Boss HM-2

Late 70s ROSS brown Distortion ( Large Box)

Arion SAD-1 ( Delay...early-mid 80s model)

(2X) Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2Plus

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Guitars:

Epiphone Les Paul- I exchanged the stock pick-ups with Lindy Fralin (wow)

 

Amps:

Fender Blues Deville (very underrated amp)

 

Effects:

Boss tremelo Robert Keeley mod

 

all these mixed at certain levels gets you a very unique vintage sound.

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my 212 deville is too loud for me - can anyone recommend a good one speaker amp (pref tube) with lower wattage? I want something that starts breaking up fairly low - i've heard that deluxes are good....also, i think i'm gonna trade in my 212 deville, so probably something under 500 would be good. any ideas?

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Reverand Slingshot

Martin D-28

Alverez Nylon String

Epiphone Acoustic (from the 70's, no idea what model, love it though)

Chet Atkins SST

 

Fender Twin Reverb '65

Various small vintage amps, magnatone, supro etc.

 

Boss BD2 blues driver

Boss tuner

Guyatone Compressor

Prunes and Custard

 

Gretsch Catalia Club Drums

Sabian Cymbals

 

Presonus Firepod

KRK Rokit Monitors

imac g5

Sure sm-7

various other mics

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my 212 deville is too loud for me - can anyone recommend a good one speaker amp (pref tube) with lower wattage? I want something that starts breaking up fairly low - i've heard that deluxes are good....also, i think i'm gonna trade in my 212 deville, so probably something under 500 would be good. any ideas?

 

 

i don't know how "un-loud" you are looking for - but i just picked up a smaller version of my dream amp - a 50watt 1x12 Ampeg Reverberocket (got it cheap on ebay) - the clean channel is gorgeous, breaks up nicely when cranked and has the best sounding reverb i've ever heard... the dirty channel is a bit more fuzz than OD than i would like but i'm just running my pedals into the clean side anyhow. It is loud - no problem cutting through clear while jamming with drums and a 2x12 marshall who's owner likes to drown everyone out. i wish it had a speaker out but aside from that i'm very happy for well under $500.

 

going down from there there's always the pro jr. 15 w of pure tube OD bliss but still to loud to crank in an apartment setting...

 

or if you're looking for real quiet apartment sound but with real tube sound and breakup there is the zvex nano. 2.5 watts or something, fits in the palm of your hand.... on my lottery winning wishlist.

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my 212 deville is too loud for me - can anyone recommend a good one speaker amp (pref tube) with lower wattage? I want something that starts breaking up fairly low - i've heard that deluxes are good....also, i think i'm gonna trade in my 212 deville, so probably something under 500 would be good. any ideas?

 

I've got a deluxe and its awesome. It can play plenty loud if you want but I also use it in my dorm room...very versatile. Great sound clean, my only complaint is the distortion is a bit muddy but its fine if you keep the drive down.

 

I bought mine used for around $550 (i think i dont exactly remember).

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my 212 deville is too loud for me - can anyone recommend a good one speaker amp (pref tube) with lower wattage? I want something that starts breaking up fairly low - i've heard that deluxes are good....also, i think i'm gonna trade in my 212 deville, so probably something under 500 would be good. any ideas?

 

The fender blues jr. and little brother the pro junior are probably perfect for you. Very Similiar tone to the deville but much lower wattage and one speaker. I'd like to own a pro becaure they are so tiny and sound so good. Plus, if you are playing a club or whatever, you can always just mic it to achieve the right amount of stage volume. And they're cheap!

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The fender blues jr. and little brother the pro junior are probably perfect for you. Very Similiar tone to the deville but much lower wattage and one speaker. I'd like to own a pro becaure they are so tiny and sound so good. Plus, if you are playing a club or whatever, you can always just mic it to achieve the right amount of stage volume. And they're cheap!

 

 

My friend has a 15 watt ampeg(might be a J12). breaks up fast and sounds amazing

 

 

my gear:

 

Taylor 314 (pre-pickups)

'89 American Strat w/gold lace pickups - friend owed me rent

Fender Blues Delux - friend owed me rent

 

Ibenez tube screamer - being borrowed for way to long but have a

t.c. electronic booster+ line driver & distortion (don't really know what to call it)

dan-echo delay

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2004 Taylor 314ce

1967 Epiphone Cortez (beautiful small-body acoustic)

 

2001 Fender Champion 110 (30w)

Don't really use the amp for anything right now. In fact, I haven't used it in about 3 years, haha.

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When I play with the band, my setup is pretty simple... old Epiphone Zephyr or '74 tele into Fulltone Fulldrive; Teese Wah; Red Witch Phaser; Danelectro DanEcho (or EchoPlex if it's working well that day) into a late model tweed Fender Blues Deluxe 410 or Vox AC 15 cranked up. For solo shows, I for some reason use a ton of stuff because I sing like I do, so I use a lot of textural things. Same as above, but with the additon of a Rickenbacker 360 Mapleglo or Gretsch Tennessee Rose (I use these 4 guitars and sometimes more for solo shows- hardly ever an acoustic even though I write and play a lot of "acoustic" style folky stuff.) then I add a Z. Vex trem probe; an old boss chorus; Prescription Electronics Experience pedal; Electro Harmonix 16 delay; and some others come and go. 2 things that I've been singing the praises of since I've found out about them are the Tone in Progress 3rd Hand. If you're not familiar with this pedal- and you wanna play AGIB style stuff- you should be. It's an expression pedal you can use to control any parameter of basically any pedal. It connects to a knob of most any box out there and you can rock it to control tremolo depth, phaser rate, etc. Buy 3 and use them all. Also, believe it or not, the Johnson J-Station amp modeling and fx box. It's like a POD. I don't think they make 'em anymore. I've owned many amps, pedals, etc. including the POD, but the Matchless DC-30 model alone on the J-Station makes it worth owning... Sounds kinda like Jeff's Savage amp that he played through a lot a few years ago... You can probably get it for under a hundred bucks these days... seriously... It's not exactly a DC-30, but just using your guitar volume knob, you can get a huge range of tones through this model (and the like- 16 others.) Don't make fun of me for this computer thing-- It's real. I know it's not the same as a $3000 amp, but damn... it's neat.

 

Peace and Chicken Grease.

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My setup will vary depending upon whether I'm in the studio, on stage, or in my living room. Here's a breakdown of my gear:

 

Guitars:

1980 Rickenbacker 360WB in Fireglow

1993 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, 10 Top in Emerald Green

2003 Paul Reed Smith McCarty, 10 Top in Orange

2003 Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody II, with spruce top in Vintage Natural

2002 Fender Stratocaster Deluxe in Chrome Red

1991 Fender Stratocaster, '57 reissue in sunburst

 

Pedals:

Boss CU-2 tuner

Fulltone OCD

Fulltone '69

Crowther Hot Cake

Danelectro Cool Cat

MXR P90

Ibanez Compressor

Ibanez Flanger

Ernie Ball volume pedal

 

Amps:

Fender 212 DeVille

Peavey 212 Classic Chorus

 

Want list:

Grows each day....

 

 

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D-15 Martin

Tele-HWY1

 

Fender deville 4-10.............love it

Some shitty Vox

Acoustic Marshall

 

Shitty PA..........Coffin Speakers...old............church

 

MBOX2.....Just got...any advice would be great

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