The Strokes

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Julian Casablancas

Julian has used countless combinations of weird overdriven mic, DI, and what-have-you combinations to get that filtered vocal sound. If you're interested in that, or/and reading arguments over how much the Strokes suck, go here.

Nick Valensi

circa 2009 - 2011

  • Guitars: 1990s Epiphone Riviera (w/ Gibson P-94s) (this has been his main guitar since the Strokes' formation; he has several models of this guitar in various colors (all with P-94s), including various naturals, one in vintage sunburst, one in red, and a red 12-string Elite), Epiphone Elitist Nick Valensi Riviera P-94 and Epiphone Nick Valensi Riviera P-94 (signature models of his main guitar), Epiphone Dot (w/ 2 P-94s), Epiphone Casino, Epiphone Sheraton, Gibson Faded Special DC (w/ 2 P-90s), Gibson Les Paul Custom (black), Fender Telecaster Custom, Duesenberg semi-hollow, Hammond Jr.'s various backup guitars (including a yellow Gibson Les Paul Jr. and a Les Paul Special)
  • Amps: 2x12 Fender Hot Rod DeVille into Fender 4x12 cabs; Carr Slant 6V combo amp and Carr Rambler amp (last few stops on the First Impressions tour), Vox AC4TV (used for some solos including "You're So Right")
  • Pedals: Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive, Visual Sound Visual Volume, Visual Sound Double Trouble, Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator, Vox Cooltron Bulldog Distortion, two MXR M-133 Micro Amps, Boss TU-2, Durham Sex Drive (studio), DBA Micro Harmonic Transformer (studio), Maxon AD-9 (studio), EHX Memory Man (studio)
  • Other: red Dunlop Tortex picks

Albert Hammond Jr.

circa 2009 - 2011

  • Guitars: 1985 Japanese RI '72 Fender Stratocaster (white), three other white Stratocasters, Gibson Les Paul Jr., Gibson Les Paul Special, Rickenbacker 325 (black), Gretsch hollowbody, Guild acoustic (vintage sunburst), Martin acoustic
  • Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12 (main amp), Fender Twin Reverb, Hiwatt amps (studio), small Peavey amp (studio)
  • Pedals: (circa April 2011) Boss TU-2 > two Visual Sound Jekyll & Hydes > Menatone Shut Up & Drive > Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay > MXR Micro Amp. (In the past, his pedalboard has included a Boss DD-3, and occasionally a second MXR Micro Amp.)
  • Other: red Dunlop Tortex picks

Nikolai Fraiture

circa 2009

  • Basses: Fender Jazz Bass (main bass), black/white Rickenbacker bass ("Last Nite" video), Music Man Sterling ("Juicebox" video), Fender Precision Bass
  • Amps: Ampeg SVT Classic amp into Ampeg 8x10 cab

Fab Moretti

circa 2009

  • Drums: Ludwig Classic Maple kit: 22x14 kick, 13x9 rack tom, 16x16 floor tom, 14x5 wood snare
  • Cymbals: Zildjian cymbals: 14" A New Beat hi-hats, 22" A Custom ride, 20" A Custom crash
  • Other: Ahead sticks
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