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information on my Steely Dan gear for the 2016 tour

GUITARS
Gibson Custom Shop CS336
Gibson Custom Shop SG
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Wysocki Tele
Fender Telecaster
Yamaha SA 2200
Eastman T-184MX Thinline

AMps & Cabinets
Guytron GT100FV Amp
Guytron 2X12 Speaker Cabinet
Bludotone Bludo-Drive Amp
Bludotone 2X12 Speaker Cabinet

PEDALS:
Hilton Volume pedal • BBE Wah • Boss Reverb • Akai Tuner • Xotic RC Boost • Keeley/Boss Blues Driver • Creation Audio Labs Boost • Strymon Deco

Pedalboard for Steely Dan tour 2016

      

Electric guitars I play frequently include a Gibson CS-336, a Wysocki Tele, a Fender Telecaster, a Gibson SG, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, and a Gibson Les Paul with p-90 pickups.

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Amps I play regularly include two Guytron GT-100 FVs, each with a closed back Guytron speaker cabinet containing two unmatched Celestion 12 inch speakers; a Bludotone J-Rod 50 (custom designed for me); and a Bludotone Bludo-Drive amplifier with an open back cabinet containing two 12 inch Jensen speakers. The Guytron is a 100 watt channel switching amp with an interesting twist: it has an intermediate power amp stage with two EL-84 tubes used for overdrive tone (located in the circuit before the quartet of EL-34 power amp tubes). This allows great overdrive amp sounds at much quieter listening levels, if needed. The Bludo-Drive is a 100 watt channel switching amp with a separate tube driven effects loop buffer. I sometimes use it with a THD power attenuator for lower level listening. The Bludotone J-Rod 50 is basically the front end of a 50 watt Marshall Plexi circuit with a specially designed effects loop and master volume added.

   

I HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER INSTRUMENTS
which don't get as much use, but which I enjoy playing and recording with from time to time. They include an Eastman E1000SS double O guitar and an Eastman MD604 oval-hole mandolin; a Yamaha AEX 1500 archtop jazz guitar; a Yamaha Pacifica set up as a Baritone guitar; a Music Man Axis Super Sport electric guitar; a Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow archtop electric guitar; a Guild D40 steel string acoustic guitar; a Fender Tele-Sonic electric guitar; an Ibanez GB-10 archtop jazz guitar; a mandolin made by The Loar; a National Style 1 Tricone resophonic guitar; a Danelectro 12 string electric guitar; a Guild 12 string acoustic
guitar; a Deering tenor banjo; a Spanish made nylon string guitar; a Jerry Jones Supreme Sitar guitar; a Fender Stratocaster; and a Martin ukelele.

I ALSO USE AND ENJOYa Collings 290 DC electric guitar (with mini-humbuckers); Ernie Ball Classic Pure Nickel Regular Slinky strings; many pedal effects by Xotic, including the RC Booster, the BB preamp, and the EP Booster; many pedal effects by Providence, including the Chrono Delay, the Anadime Chorus, and the Phase Force; many effects pedals by Hermida Audio Technology, including the Mosferatu and Zendrive; many effects pedals by Keeley Electronics, including the great mods of the Blues Driver and the Tube Screamer, The Keeley Compressor, the Java Boost, and the Fuzz Head; effects pedals Voodoo Labs, including the Tremolo, the Micro Vibe, and several Pedal Power Units; state of the art cabling by Reference Laboratory; bridge and tailpiece gear by Tone Pros; the THD Hot Plate; great monitors by QSC (the K10 from their K series); picks by Dava (Delrin Jazz Grips); and great straps by LM Products, Inc.