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The_Strokes's picture
Australia
Mar 2005
7 years ago

Ok here's a list of some of their gear. I know there must be quite a few BJM fan's on here.

- Fender Bassman 1960s blackface head (the 'B' is blackened out so that it says "assman")
- 1970s silverface Fender Twin amp
- Fender Twin reissue black face amps

- 12-string 1960s Gibson ES-335 guitar with re-laminated/re-glued headstock
- Vox Cheetah guitar- maroon
- Vox 12-string Phantom guitar-- black and white
- Vox 12-string Starstreamer guitar- sunburst teardrop shape
- Rickenbacker 12-string 360 guitar- black and white re-glued
- Epiphone 6-string- tobacco burst hollow body guitar

- purple colorsound wah-wah pedal
- line 6 delay modeler pedal
- menotone "dirty blonde" over drive pedal
- mxr dual distortion box
- dan echo danelectro delay pedal
- boss digital delay/reverb box
- Boss tuner pedals
- dunlop volumepedal
- morley a/b/ box w/playboy bunny sticker between the switches
- boss 303 dr. sample

Hope this is of interest to a few people

'54 RI Strat/Casino--Fender Fuzz/Wah, Dallas Arbiter Trem Face, Klemt Echolette--'66 Blackface Bassman-Leslie 18

The_Strokes's picture
Australia
Mar 2005
7 years ago

I'm surprised there's not many, if any, BJM fans on here. These guys were like the Velvet Underground of the 90's, Anton Newcombe is a genius, he's insane, but a genius none the less.

'54 RI Strat/Casino--Fender Fuzz/Wah, Dallas Arbiter Trem Face, Klemt Echolette--'66 Blackface Bassman-Leslie 18

johnny_2's picture
pittsburgh
Dec 2002
6 years ago

huge bjm fan here. it's really incredible the amount of music anton has put out and how productive he continues to be. is this a list of the gear he is currently using? i know he got a lot of stuff stolen a couple months ago while they were playing in nyc.

The_Strokes's picture
Australia
Mar 2005
7 years ago

That's actually the list of gear that was stolen. It's all I could find equipment wise on BJM

'54 RI Strat/Casino--Fender Fuzz/Wah, Dallas Arbiter Trem Face, Klemt Echolette--'66 Blackface Bassman-Leslie 18

thepagerage's picture
Mar 2005
9 years ago

i'm also a huge BJM fan. i only got turned on to their stuff a little while ago but they've had a huge impact on my taste and style. it's cool that you found that list, stuff like that is rare.

1985 Fender telecaster HG (jap.)

crybaby wah
MXR Phase 90
Boss DD-3
Boss DS-2
Jekyll & Hyde overdrive/distortion
DOD flashback fuzz

Randall RG100sc G2 series

Rig Pics
http://photobucket.com/albums/a119/Fend-dar_the_barbarian/Guitar%20Rig/ (outdated, replace compressor with Phase 90)

jeepster_2's picture
n/a
Aug 2005
7 years ago

he may be a genius but he's pretentious. i couldn't ever really fathom their music. i like a lot of the velvet underground and drone sounding stuff that came after lou reed left TVU (jesus & mary chain, etc.) but i found that their stuff was almost too derivative and boring. same with the dandy warhols, but i did enjoy DIG! because it was a funny and enjoyable movie.

anyways, theres only been like 2 guitars recovered from that whole list, and the raveonettes are still looking for their gear too.

ilove_sharinfoo's picture
Pennsylvania
Jan 2005
7 years ago

If I were you, I wouldn't base an opinion of either band solely upon Dig. A friend of a friend knows Anton and says the movie is pretty damn skewed. I think alot of the stuff in that film is heresay anyway. Personally, I never let my opinion of someone impact how I perceive their music either, but that's just me. Myself, I don't find BJM to be derivative of the JAMC in many respects at all. To me, it hits alot closer to early Stones and earlier VU (like the VU and Nico (definately not later stuff like loaded or even the self titled LP). At times, I think I can hear some Birds influence in there, but truth be told, I don't really try to listen for things like that. I like what I like, regardless of where it came from.

Justin.

Way too much gear to list, mainly some '60s Fender offsets, a Travis Bean, ton of effects, tape echo, tube reverb, & Orange and Matamps

photos (mostly up to date)

Gear for making Looped/ Noisy/ Melodic/ Drone stuff

The_Strokes's picture
Australia
Mar 2005
7 years ago

found this aswell but it's nothing new really

Longislandmusicscene.com [LIMS]: What gear do you like to use?

[Frankie]: Vox guitars, & no pedal effects (but a distortion now and again).

[Anton]: We use old stuff. Harmony and Guild acoustic guitars, Vox and Rickenbocker 12-string electric's, Vox Cheatah, and Gibson 335's for the six strings, Fender amps, Ludwig and Gretsch drums, Hammond organs.

'54 RI Strat/Casino--Fender Fuzz/Wah, Dallas Arbiter Trem Face, Klemt Echolette--'66 Blackface Bassman-Leslie 18

ClaytonM_TKW's picture
Oakville Ontario, Canada
Aug 2003
9 years ago

I am just recently getting into BJM and I have a few friends that have gotten ****ed up with Anton, he sounds like a crazy dude, but he makes pretty cool music.

Tremonti molests farm animals

/heritage 535/Kramer V?Takamine Jumbo
Marshall DSL100 head, marshall 1936 2x12 cab
boss BF-3, homemade Octavia clone/smallstone clone/pt80 delay/ts 808 clone/bluesbreaker clone/treble boost/marshall ED-1 compressor/fish'n'chips eq

Silent_Rob's picture
Cambridge, UK
Jun 2003
2 years ago

Anton uses a very nice vox guitar with built in fuzz and effects. He also uses a fender twin at all gigs.

When I saw them last year the other guitarist used a 335, 335 12 string and a vox phantom 12. The only effects he was using was a line 6 DL4 and a crybaby wah. It's pretty standard no matter who is in the band.

tymanrocks's picture
Toronto/Kingston
Apr 2006
3 years ago

I spyed some Musicman combos in Dig!. Great band, but how they get hailed as the second coming of christ by some people is annoying.