Drive-By Truckers

From Geartome

circa 2008 -


Patterson Hood

circa 2011 (from Premier Guitar)


All electrics use Seymour Duncan pickups when not stock.

  • Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe ('68, w/ Mini Humbuckers)
  • Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Reissue (w/ SD Antiquity II Mini-Humbuckers)
  • Gibson SG Special
  • Gibson SG Standard
  • custom Scott Baxendale semi-hollowbody archtop (w/ Bigsby and SD Antiquities)
  • Reverend Warhawk (w/ Les Trem)
  • Epiphone Firebird electric mandolin


All acoustics use a Fishman Acoustic Matrix Natural II, into an Ampeg SVTDI Tube DI.

  • custom Scott Baxendale Harwood (main)
    • 12-fret ebony fretboard, koa back and sides, spruce top
  • Kay Craftsman
    • 14-fret ebony fretboard, mahogany back and sides, spruce top
    • modified by Scott Baxendale ("Harmony Conversion")
  • Kay Uku/Mandocello
    • 14-fret ebony fretboard, maple back and sides, spruce top
    • modified by Scott Baxendale and Damon Scott ("Harmony Conversion")


All repairs, maintenance and mods by Steve Hunter at Thee Electrick Church in Athens, GA.

  • Fender Tube Reverb (main live amp)
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb ('75) (main live amp) (stock, except for swap of Jensen C12k speakers)
  • Fender Vibro-King (main backline amp)
  • Fender Twin Reverb ('76) (modded to class A)
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb '64 RI (modded to 40-watts, BF Vibroverb circuit, class A)
  • Gibson Skylark (used for acoustic solo shows and in studio)
  • Ampeg Jet (used for in-stores, solo shows, and as a C amp on stage)
  • Ampeg Gemini I (David Barbe‚Äôs amp used in the studio)


  • Boss TU-2
  • Boss GE-7
  • Boss SD-1 (or DS-1)
  • Boss RE-20
  • EHX Holy Stain
  • EHX Small Stone
  • Seymour Duncan STX-01 Pickup Booster
  • RapcoHorizon A-B-Y
  • Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+
  • PedalTrain 2 pedalboard


  • D'Addario .011 nickel-wound strings (electric)
  • D'Addario .013 Phosphor Bronze strings (acoustic)
  • RapcoHorizon cables

Mike Cooley

  • Guitars: custom Scott Baxendale guitars (including his main Tele-style electric and an acoustic designed by Wes Freed), Reverend Warhawk II HB (w/ Les Trem)
  • Amps: Sommatone Roaring 40 head w/ 2x12 open-back cab
  • Effects: Budda Budwah, Seymour Duncan SFX-01, Boss SD-1, Boss RE-20, Electro-Harmonix Holy Stain

John Neff

see also: Japancakes

  • Guitars: Reverend Warhawk II 390 (w/ Les Trem)
  • Pedal Steels: Emmons, Mullen, Rains
  • Pedals: Line 6 DL4, Xotic BB Preamp, ProCo Rat
  • Amps: Ampeg V4 into Peavey BW 1x15 cab (pedal steel), Fender Deluxe Reverb (guitar), T.C. Furlong CB12 Split Combo, Vox AC30, Sarno Revelation Tube Preamp, Sarno SMS Classic Tube Preamp
  • Other: Tom McLaughlin slides

Shonna Tucker

  • Basses: Fender Precision Bass (w/ reverse headstock), Fender Jazz Basses, custom Scott Baxendale bass
  • Amps: Ampeg SVT/4x10 cabinet combo

Jay Gonzalez

  • Keyboards: Nord Electro 2, Wurlitzer 200A, Hammond B3, Yamaha keyboards

Brad Morgan

circa 2008

  • Drums: Ludwig
  • Cymbals: Meinl
    • from the Meinl site, circa 2008: 15" Byzance Traditional Medium Hi-Hats, 22" Byzance Traditional Ping Ride, 18" Mb20 Heavy Crash, 20" Mb20 Heavy Crash
  • Sticks: Pro-Mark 5B
  • Heads: Remo
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