MMJ Gear - What do they use?

Started by petemoss, Jul 07, 2008, 10:58 am

Previous topic - Next topic

petemoss

In the past, I seem to remember there being an etensive thread about the gear that Jim And Carl use - guitars, amps, pedals, etc...
But for the love of me, I can't seem to find that thread anymore.
I'm just really curious to see how Jim and Carl get their sound. In the Evil Urges Epk, there is a quick shot of Carl's pedal board, but the only pedal I recognized was a Boss blues driver (at least i think it was)
If anybody has some knowledge of these things, or if you can find the other thread, can we share this wonderful knowledge with others?
It would be really interesting i think to see how they get their sound.

Thanks,

Petemoss

Angry Ewok

Tom Eisenbraun...

[size=16]Jim[/size]
Electric Guitars:
Gibson ES-355
            one is a sunburst, there was an older red one which
            doesn't seem to be used anymore and another is
            black.  


Gibson Flying V
             He has actually had two of these, both with mirror
             pickguards. From pictures I've seen, it looks like the
             older one's pickguard was being held in place with
             some fashionable black electrical tape (that's the  
             one in the picture, there), thus the new one would
             be a replacement.


Ovation 12-String - red
           used on What A Wonderful Man

 
1976 Fender Strat - sunburst
             used in 2005 on Lay Low's solo (he would          
             perform the beginning of the song guitar-less). Now
             the Flying V is used for that part. Also used on
             Anytime.


Ibanez Iceman - Sunburst
             From what I can tell, used once at Austin City Limits
             Fest in 2004


Acoustic Guitars
Gibson J-185
              His primary acoustic guitar. Has a full-soundhole
              pickup of some type. Used for sheer rock madness      
              on It Beats 4 U, and for dripping sweet southern-
              fried, chicken-pickin', Colonel Sanders down-home
              southern goodness on tunes like Golden.


Takamine something-or-other
              Jim doesn't actually know which model it is, but it
              was the guitar he began writing music on. Has
              three holographic stickers on the lower body past
              the bridge. He doesn't normally play it live  
              anymore.


Amplifier
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Tremoverb head on top of a 2x12 Mesa Boogie cabinet. I've been told a story about Jim having used to use a Mesa Nomad (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong) in the early days, and that those things are constructed so that there's a horribly noticable break in the signal when the channels are switched. And that the entire rest of the band was quite relieved when he got rid of it and picked up the Tremoverb. Useless, but fun, piece of knowledge.

(amp on the left, there)

Effects
MXR Phase 90
        Used mainly on Phone Went West and Run Thru.
        There has to be more, but these are the ones where
        it's blatant.

there are suresly more effects, but I have no idea what those would be. please help me out on this one.

--- and that's 2 real 4 u.

Dorothy_Mantooth

"[Adrien Brody] is a big hip-hop fan and plans on becoming a producer. He is being mentored by RZA."

petemoss

Thanks a lot Ewok.
What a great start.

Isobella

Jim's Takamine is a g332

Carl 88 lespaul standard "ol' blackie" With custom Bigsby Tremelo

Tommy Fender P Bass  Mesa 400 head with 6/10 cab

Angry Ewok

QuoteThanks a lot Ewok.
What a great start.


That was a list from Tom Eisenbraun a few years back.

8-)
--- and that's 2 real 4 u.

Kory

I have a few pictures of pedals that Dylan asks me take all the time when we're chilling front row. I'll have to dig them up.
Visit http://www.37flood.com for Louisville music news.
Also, http://www.koryjohnsonphotography.com

mjkoehler

QuoteI have a few pictures of pedals that Dylan asks me take all the time when we're chilling front row. I'll have to dig them up.

Yes please.

Kory

not as good of pictures as I thought. I can get you larger ones but you may know what you're looking at and I don't.

last year at the Rud...
This was Snowy's



Here's Jim's from the EarXtacy show a month ago...


Visit http://www.37flood.com for Louisville music news.
Also, http://www.koryjohnsonphotography.com

SaraBananaBear

Hey my fellow forum friends, does anyone have anything to add to this list or maybe some more photos or something like that? :thumbsup:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

SaraBananaBear

Also, any chance I could use those photos (with credit) for blogging purposes Kory?  :smiley:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

gardenparty

just found this.  I know he's got a Mr Echo and a Zvex Wooly Mammoth in there still.  looks like Boss Reverb, Blues Drive and OC Octave pedals. Not sure when this photo was taken though.



http://www.sourceaudio.net/artists/detail/jim-james

SaraBananaBear

Oooh, excellent, thanks for the help! :thumbsup:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

gardenparty

randomly came across some more pedals in the picture above.

3 Source Audio Pedals ( www.sourceaudio.net )
Soundblox Tri-Mod Wah (green)
Soundblox Multiwave Distortion (blue)
Hot Hand Phaser/flanger (orange)

I think the little silver one is his Mesa (amp) footswitch but not certain. 

gardenparty

Heres some incarnation of Carls board.  not certain which tour unfortunately



top from right:  Eventide Modfactor Modulation pedal, Source Audio Hot Hand Wah
bottom from right : Boss RV reverb,  Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay, Boss DD Delay, Fulltone Fat boost

AsAboveSoBelow

Jim no longer uses the Mesas. He switched to 3 Monkeys Amps' Orangutang on top of that awesome vertical 2x12.

http://forum.mymorningjacket.com/index.php?action=post;topic=4324.0;last_msg=321851

SaraBananaBear

Thanks everyone for helping out, keep the info coming!  :thumbsup:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

FiddleCastro

Quote from: AsAboveSoBelow on Jan 23, 2013, 02:47 am
Jim no longer uses the Mesas. He switched to 3 Monkeys Amps' Orangutang on top of that awesome vertical 2x12.

http://forum.mymorningjacket.com/index.php?action=post;topic=4324.0;last_msg=321851


Love that 2x12, looks really vintage.

Does anyone know about Bo's setup?? Right now I figured out some of his stuff: Roland RD700, Open Labs Neko & Miko (Miko replaced the Neko), Nord Electro, Roland Juno 106 (replaced by the Neko), Fender Rhodes !! Piano
I NEEDED IT MOST WHENEVER tbh

SaraBananaBear

Quote from: FiddleCastro on Jan 23, 2013, 08:55 am
Quote from: AsAboveSoBelow on Jan 23, 2013, 02:47 am
Jim no longer uses the Mesas. He switched to 3 Monkeys Amps' Orangutang on top of that awesome vertical 2x12.

http://forum.mymorningjacket.com/index.php?action=post;topic=4324.0;last_msg=321851


Love that 2x12, looks really vintage.

Does anyone know about Bo's setup?? Right now I figured out some of his stuff: Roland RD700, Open Labs Neko & Miko (Miko replaced the Neko), Nord Electro, Roland Juno 106 (replaced by the Neko), Wurlitzer ?? Piano


Miko replaced the Neko sounds like a band name. :thumbsup:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

johnnYYac

It's a little out of date, but I think CC posted an article which included a labelled photo of Patrick's drum kit.  I have it at home and will post it tonight if no one beats me to it.

Close enough!