Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Preachers' Gear

I have had a couple of people ask me what equipment the Preachers use, so here's brief overview for you.  You know, in case you are wondering too...

I use an early '70s Fender Vibrolux Reverb to blow harp through.  Mics are either a Shure SD545 or my new recently rebuilt Astatic with a controlled reluctance element (thanks again, Lauri!). I use Golden Melody harps. 

Guitarist Tim Sherman plays a Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster or a Gibson ES-345 guitar through a '70s-something Fender Super Reverb amp.  He doesn't use any pedals.

Guitarist Steve Yonck plays a Fender Stratocaster of a Gibson Les Paul through a Peavey Delta Blues amp.  This is the model with the single 15" speaker.  He doesn't use any pedals either.

Bassist Patty Mey plays a Pedulla bass guitar, through a Genz-Benz Shuttle amp and an Eden cabinet with two 10" speakers.  Bass players have really benefited from technology - this setup works just fine in every size room that we play.  Remember the refrigerator-size cabinets that had to be hauled to gigs back in the day?

Drummer Conrad Ormsby plays a Boom Theory trap set, made here in the Northwest.  Check out that long kick drum - it sounds like a cannon going off!  Conrad also uses a very small floor tom.

That's it kids, see you at the nightclub!

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Ricky Bush said...

Ooh, sweet looking Vibrolux.

Michael Lynch said...

Yep, but not totally right for harp. I just traded it for a re-issue bassman. Ahh...that's better!

Michael Lynch said...

Stoop Down tells me he has four 10" alnico CTS speakers that need reconing that he's gonna give me.

Alrighty! I will replace the harsh sounding stock RI Jensen speakers in the Bassman with these reconed speakers. I expect BIGGER TONE from this amp in the future!!