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Dan Auerbach

circa 2008 - 2011

  • Guitars: Harmony H77 (w/ Bigsby), Harmony Stratotone H47, Harmony Heathkit TG-46, 1960s Supro Belmont, Supro Martinique (white, w/ DeArmond single-coils), 1960s National Newport, Gibson Firebird VII, Fender Jerry Donahue Telecaster (w/ DiMarzio twin-blade humbuckers), Teisco Del Rays, '70s Ibanez lawsuit SG (white, w/ Maestro tremolo), Ibanez lawsuit Flying V (red), Silvertone 1454, Gibson Les Paul Standard (w/ Bigsby), Danelectro '56 reissue, Eastwood Airline Tuxedo, Rickenbacker 360
  • Amps: (circa late 2010: Fender Quad Reverb (miked with SM57 and SM7), 50W Marshall RI JTM45 head into vintage Marshall 8x10 cab (miked with SM57s)) (Other amps Dan has been seen with or reported to have been using: '70s Fender Twin Reverbs, '65 RI Fender Twin Reverb, Marshall 1959HW, Marshall cabinets, Ampeg B12XT 2X12 combo, Ampeg Gemini II, Hiwatt CP-103 100W head, Fender Blues Junior, 1x10 Magnatone amp, Fender Musicmaster SF bass amp)
  • Pedals: (His pedalboard circa late 2010: Russian Big Muff, Rosac Fuzz Wah, '60s Shin-Ei Fuzz Wah, EHX Small Stone, AnalogMan-modded Boss TR-2, Sitori Sounds Reel Repeat, Radial Switchbone, Ernie Ball VP Jr., Boss TU-2) (Other pedals Dan has been seen with or reported to have been using: AnalogMan Sunface, Arion analog delay, Sitori Sounds Buzz Fright, Boss RV-3/5, EHX Deluxe Memory Man, Fulltone SoulBender, Fulltone Tube Tape Echo, Demeter Tremulator, EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz, Foxx Tone Machine, Jordan Bosstone (rehoused), Line 6 Echo Park, Maestro MFZ Fuzz-Tone, Solasound Tonebender, Z.Vex Octane, Ibanez Standard Fuzz, Mike Battle Tubeplex)
  • Other: Dunlop Tortex .73mm picks, .011-.052 string sets

Patrick Carney

circa 2010 - 2011

  • Drums: Ludwig kit (believed to be Classic Maple): 14x8 snare, 16x16 and 18x16 floor toms, 24" kick, single rack tom (various sizes, ranging from 13x9 to 13x11 to 14x10)
  • Cymbals: Paiste cymbals: (according to the Paiste website) 14" Giant Beat hi-hats, 18" Giant Beat crash/ride, 18" 2002 crash, 22" 2002 ride
  • Other: Vic Firth 5A sticks, cowbell
  • Brothers: '50s Gretsch Kit with old Zildjians; snare and floor tom miked with SM57, old 58S or 568 in front of kick, and Neumann KM84 overhead

Leon Michels

circa 2010 (backing keyboardist for the Brothers tour)

  • Keyboards: vintage "Sound City Piano", Farfisa Fast 3, Moog Little Phatty
  • Rig: Countryman DI boxes, Fender Super Reverb (miked with SM57)
  • Other: tambourine (miked with Beta 57)

Nick Movshon

circa 2010 (backing bassist for the Brothers tour)

  • Basses: 1973 Gibson Ripper, 1974 Fender Precision Bass, 1972 Gibson EB-3, Fender Mustang Bass
  • Amps: ’70s Ampeg SVT into Ampeg 8x10
  • Other: all basses strung with old roundwounds
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