Jeff Buckley

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circa 1994 - 1997
(thanks to the Jeff Buckley FAQ and Michael C.)


Jeff Buckley

  • Guitars: 1983 Fender Telecaster (main guitar; cream w/ chrome pickguard and Seymour Duncan Hot Lead Stack STK-T2B in the bridge; borrowed from a St. Ann's Arts staff member in 1999 and returned to the staff member the night of Buckley's public memorial on August 1, 1997), Rickenbacker 360/12 sunburst (other main guitar), Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty, green Ibanez Talman, black Hagström I, black Music Man Silhouette, Guild acoustic, Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 acoustic, Dobro guitar
  • Amps: biamped into Fender Vibroverbs and Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier combos, two Mesa 4x12 cabinets
  • Other: Dean Markley Blue Steel strings (electrics), Dean Markley brass strings (acoustics), tortoise picks
  • Other instruments: Jeff Buckley also played harmonium, organ, mandolin, dulcimer, tabla, esraj, harmonica, and a bowed Indian sitar (which he seems to have toured with).

Michael Tighe

  • Guitars: Fender Telecaster, cream Fender Jaguar, Yamaha FG-470S acoustic, flower-painted Bentley Series 10 Telecaster
  • Amps: biamped into Fender Vibroverbs and Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier combos, two Mesa 4x12 cabinets

Effects pedals

Effects/pedals used by Jeff and the band: Alesis Quadraverb, Boss Hyper Fuzz, Boss power supply & master switch, Dunlop Tremolo, volume pedal, MXR Fuzz Unit, MXR Blue Box, DOD Buzz Box, Morley A/B Switch Box, Real Tube Overdrive, Marshall Drive Master, Digitech Whammy II, Hi-Band Flanger, Whirlwind A/B boxes, Mesa Rectifier Switches, Boss Chromatic Tuners, TC Electronic Stereo Chorus, Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Overdrive Simulator, Stewart Direct Boxes

Mick Grøndahl

  • Basses: white Fender Jazz Bass, black Fender Jazz Bass
  • Amps: Mesa head, 4x10/1x15 Mesa Bullet cabs, and a Mesa 1x15 bass monitor.

Matt Johnson

Although drum kits apparently varied quite a bit, he was at one point using:

  • Drums: Tama kit (kick, floor, 12" tom)
  • Cymbals: Zildjian
  • Heads: Remo


"Samson MPL 1640 16 channel audio mixer, Art Master MIDI master control foot pedals (4x), Crate Vintage/Club 50 Amps (2x), Fender Bassman 135 head amp"

No idea who exactly used these.

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