Kings of Leon

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Caleb Followill

circa 2009 - 2011

  • Guitars: 1972 Gibson 325 (smashed in 7/2009; eventually repaired by Gibson), at least one other vintage Gibson 325, Gibson Hummingbird acoustic
  • Amps: two Vox AC30s (as of 2010); previously, he used a Matchless C-30 2x12 combo. He also used a Silvertone 1485 100w amp on Come Around Sundown.
  • Effects: Boss TU-2, Voodoo Lab Ground Control (controls all of the following pedals, which are kept in his rack), Boss TR-2, MXR Micro Amp, MXR Dyna Comp, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, EHX POG, Boss RE-20, Fulltone Dejavibe 2, Boss RV-5; Voodoo Lab Pedal Power; Maestro Echoplex ("The Immortals" recording)
  • Other: .012-gauge flatwound strings

Matthew Followill

circa 2009 - 2011

  • Guitars: Gibson ES-137 (Heritage Cherry Sunburst), Epiphone Sheraton II, Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Amps: Ampeg Reverberocket R-212R
  • Pedals: Voodoo Lab GCX Switcher (rack), Voodoo Lab Ground Control (controls the pedals in his rack), Line 6 Verbzilla (rack), Boss ME50 (rack), Line 6 DL4 (rack), EHX POG (rack), MXR M-133 Micro Amp (rack), Boss PS-3 (rack), Visual Sound Route 66 (one in rack, one on floor), Digitech Whammy (one in rack, one on floor), Dunlop CryBaby (floor), Ernie Ball VP (floor), Boss TU-2 (floor)
  • Other: D'Addario .11 strings, Dunlop Tortex .60mm picks

Jared Followill

circa 2008 - 2011

  • Basses: at least 2-3 Gibson Thunderbirds (main bass), 1968 Gibson EB-0, Gibson EB-3, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass (first bass with KoL)
  • Amps: Ampeg SVT-CL head into Ampeg 8x10 cab
  • Pedals: two Boss ME-50Bs, Boss TR-2, Line 6 DL4, EHX Big Muff, Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver, MXR M-133 Micro Amp (In 2008, he was also using a Boss DD3, Boss RV5, Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro, and Avalon U5 DI.)
  • Other: D’Addario medium bass strings

Nathan Followill

  • Drums: (circa 2007) DW Collector's Birch kit (w/ custom pink/blue lacquer specialty and chrome hardware): 5x14 aluminum snare, 10x13 rack tom, 14x16 and 18x18 floor toms, 18x22 bass drum (At some point, he was using a 14x6.5 Brady Jarrah Block snare)
  • Cymbals: (circa 2009) Paiste cymbals: 14" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Hi-Hat, 22" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash, 8" Signature Splash, 24" 2002 Crash, 22" Signature Power Ride, 19" Signature Power Crash, 14" Signature Fast Crash
  • Hardware: (circa 2007) DW hardware: 9000 pedal, 9500 hi-hat stand, 5300 snare stand, 9799 double-tom/cymbal stand, three 9700 cymbal stands
  • Other: (circa 2009) Strawberry gum
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