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jeepster_2's picture
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Aug 2005
7 years ago

GuitarGeek really only covered studio items, so I'm gonna go ahead and reference a lot of forums, pictures, live videos, etc. to get the official list, and I'm sure it will keep expanding as we all (the fans of Brand New that is) await their new album. Feel free to post additional information. This is basically for just Jesse and Vinnie, but I can find out more about Brian or Garret too if necessary. When you see *, see the bottom of the page for further information. Enjoy!

Jesse Lacey (vox/rhythm guitar)
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Amps + Cabs:
Peavey 5150 (Marshall 1960b Cab)
Orange AD140 (Marshall 1960b Cab)
Matchless Pheonix 35 (Matchless Cab)
Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10
Fender Concert Reverb 2x12
Fender Deluxe Reverb 2x12

Electric Guitars:
Fender Telecasters
-Blue
-Vintage White ("Hi Moz") (Hot Rails in Bridge position)
-Red
-Sunburst
-Black
-Artic White
-Vintage Cream Nashville B-Bender Tele
Fender Jazzmasters
-Blue w/ tortoise pickguard
-White w/ tortoise pickguard
-Silver w/ gold pickguard
Fender Stratocasters
-Black
-White
-Red*
Rickenbacker 360
-Black

Acoustic Guitars:
Taylor 614ce

Pedals:
Boss DD-2 Digital Delay
EHX Holy Grail
Digitech Whammy 2
Vox 847 Wah
Boss Tu-2 Chromatic Tuner
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer Reissue
Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
MXR Blue Box
Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
Vox Tonebender MKII
EHX Electric Mistress
Boss TR-2 Tremolo
MXR Micro Amp
EHX Octave Multiplexer

Misc. Items:
Avalon U5 DI Preamp Box
THD 8 ohm Hot Plate (replaced)
Dr. Z Airbrake Attenuator
Monster Cables
Livewire Excelline Cables
Dunlop .73mm picks
.011 - .50 gauge DR Strings
Glaser 4/4 Horse-Hair Violin Bow
Whirlwind A/B Selector Box (in Pedal chain)

Vinnie Accardi (vox/lead guitar)
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Amps + Cabs:
Vintage Marshall JMP 100 MKII (Marshall 1960AV Cab)
Fender Twin Reverb Reissue 2x12
Fender Concert Reverb 2x12
Vintage Hiwatt Lead 50 (Marshall 1960AV Cab**)
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier (Marshall 1960AV Cab)
Marshall JCM 800***

Electric Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cut
-Transparent Amber (Gibson 498T in Bridge position
-Custom Burst
Gibson Es-335
-Red
Epiphone Sheraton II
-Vintage Sunburst (Gibson 498T in Bridge position)
Fender Stratocaster
-Red (lent to Jesse early on, later returned and retired)

Acoustic Guitars:
Taylor 714ce

Pedals:
Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler + Expression Pedal
DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp (replaced by MXR Micro Amp)
Dunlop Cry-Baby Wah
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler + Expression Pedal
Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler + Expression Pedal
MXR Micro Amp
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

Misc. Items:
Audio Technica 4000 Series Wireless transmitter and receiver system
Avalon U5 DI Preamp Box
Fender Twin Reverb footswitch (note: reverb is always ON)
Monster Cables
Dunlop 1mm picks
.012 - .052 gauge DR Strings

*Borrowed from Vinnie for a couple of dates on the Your Favorite Weapon Tour. The guitar was later returned and retired by Vinnie after he started using his Gibson more and more.
**Vinnie prefers to keep his Hiwatt independent from his cab, right down on the stage. He keeps it on a custom riser that supports the head, and it is protected by a custom-case.
***Borrowed from Mae's Dave Elkins in 2002 when his Marshall blew 2 tubes in the beginning of a set.

Sources:
www.brandnewrock.com
www.brandnewisrock.cjb.net
www.brandnewuk.co.uk
Videos downloaded from various early shows in LI and around there, the 2002 show at the Tulagi Boulder, 2003 Warped Tour, 2003 Deja Entendu Tour
www.davidapuzzo.com
www.guitarworld.com

and thanks to all the Brand New street- teamers that helped me compile most of this info.

nyrkickazz1's picture
New York City
Oct 2003
1 year ago

Lots of great info there, thanks man.

I didn't know Jesse used so many pedals/so many guitars. It really seems like overkill. On Deja Entendu, all the effects just sound like Line 6 Modelers.

Quote:

"Rickenbackers make you think in melodies rather than blues scales." - Roger McGuinn

My stuff.
Rickenbacker 4003/4001 conversion project.

robotskank's picture
Toronto
Jul 2004
8 years ago

awesome, they have great gear and they are a great band, pretty orriginal by todays standards for the scene they belong to.

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

found another piece of gear for jesse.
added it.

feel free to discuss it as well, because its not only for gawking at. i'd love to hear opinions of the gear, and how you think it sounds, etc.

john_15's picture
Apr 2004
8 years ago

i dont know where they use all that gear they dont sound over the top atall

guitar:explorer/dot/bc rich->digitech deathmetal->laney vc30 112.

bass:yamaha rbx170(soon to be changed)->an overdrive(what ever i hav to hand)->peavy tko

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

Originally posted by _john_
i dont know where they use all that gear they dont sound over the top atall

after a while on the deja tour, jesse started to change around the songs from your favorite weapon, and he started going in very experimental directions (if i ever want your attention, all i have to do is die for example).
live he makes a lot of sounds between songs, and plays around a lot, and there are a good number of instrumental songs based off of the basic structures of songs like "jude law" and one feedback solo version of "sic transit gloria" with the lyrics done as poetry over it.
while recording deja entendu jesse became very paranoid over the death of his grandfather whom he was very close with (guernica) and started to look at his music more artistically and said many times that "from the material on your favorite weapon, i felt i was writing myself into a hole, and i didn't want to be there anymore" so he took a lot of influence from the smiths and pixies and created deja entendu with the rest of the group. vinnie creates a lot of interesting sounds by changing effects in songs so they have a different live sound (the line 6 pedals) and he constantly detunes his guitar to get an experimental atmosphere.

when i saw them, they did i very slow set, leaving out a lot of the older songs, and did a smiths cover, but i didn't recognize the song. the other time i saw them, jesse wasn't playing guitar for at least half the show, and in between songs he'd rant about his dislike of a lot of music.

i ****ing love brand new.

Seegs's picture
Jun 2004
4 years ago

Originally posted by jeepster
i ****ing love brand new.

+1

Deja is one of those albums that I would literally kill to see some sort of behind the scenes vid from the recording studio...

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

Originally posted by Seegs
+1

Deja is one of those albums that I would literally kill to see some sort of behind the scenes vid from the recording studio...

there were some pictures unearthed from the demoing of the new album of jesse vinnie garret and brian holed up with the band men, women, and children in some house. jesse now uses a rickenbacker 360, but all his other guitars were there too.

Seegs's picture
Jun 2004
4 years ago

When is that slated for release? I haven't heard any demos or even that they were officially recording

nyrkickazz1's picture
New York City
Oct 2003
1 year ago

Originally posted by jeepster
jesse now uses a rickenbacker 360, but all his other guitars were there too.

That makes me very happy. :)

Quote:

"Rickenbackers make you think in melodies rather than blues scales." - Roger McGuinn

My stuff.
Rickenbacker 4003/4001 conversion project.

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

Originally posted by Seegs
When is that slated for release? I haven't heard any demos or even that they were officially recording

theres no date
their working on it right now... still

word has it that they created an album very quickly after they finished touring, but the band themselves weren't satisfied with it, so they brought it to dreamworks (their label) to have a run through, and dreamworks vetoed it.

so that lead to them in the summer/fall of 2004 to begin reworking all the demos and stuff that they had done, and redo everything to how they wanted it done, and not how they were pressured to get it done.

last update they made on the website, they hinted at possible tour dates for late winter/early spring, possibly with men, women, and children.

god i'd give my left foot for the new album and to see them again right now.