EDDIE SPAGHETTI and the MEATBALLS
INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
GUITARS: Fender Telecasters (one white, one black, one blonde), various acoustics
MANDOLINS: Fender acoustic, Fender acoustic/electric
AMPLIFICATION: Vintage Fender Bassman amp, two 4X12 Carvin cabinets (loaded with greenback Celestion speakers), Peavey Basic 112 (for Bill's side of the stage)
STRINGS: Single strings (never a whole set) - in tubes, not wound up
BASSES: 1962 Fender Precision, 1977 Fender Precision
Fretless, 1984 Washburn Bantam, 3/4 size upright acoustic bass, Paul's 1962 Hofner bass (well...same model anyway)
GUITARS: 1970 Yamaha FG-160 acoustic, old (sixties?) Yamaha 12-string acoustic, 1991 Washburn EA 20B George Washburn Festival Series acoustic/electric, Tennesee double-neck electric bass/guitar (Jim calls it The Abomination)
OTHER: Kamoa Ukulele, Rogue Banjo
AMPLIFICATION: Peavey TKO with one 15" Black Widow (for Ed's side of the stage), vintage 100 watt Ampeg V-4 tube amp, ported cabinet with one 18" speaker, vintage 55 watt Ampeg B25 tube amp with matching Ampeg B25B 2X15 cabinet
STRINGS: D'Addario XL170 on all basses except Hofner (Hofner has Hofner strings)
KITS: Ringo's Ludwig kit and a beautiful Ludwig Classic Maple kit
SNARE: Pearl hand-selected maple piccolo (trivia: his sweet old Black Lab was named Pearl), two Ludwig snares
BASS DRUM: 36" Pearl Concert Model
TIMPANI'S: Ludwig (two)
GUITARS: Martin acoustic, Gibson bass, Dobro
OTHER STUFF: Frame drums, djembe, talking drums, fire bells, shakers, rattlers, rollers, LP Matador Timbales, "monkey nuts" (?), various Afuches (Cabasas), Bells, Blocks, etc
KEYBOARDS: Hammond M3, Roland RD-150, Alesis QS7.1
AMPLIFICATION & SPEAKERS: Original (old) Leslie speaker, Motion Sound Pro-3 (Leslie), pair of old 15" Peavey speakers, El Cheapo Stereo PA amp
Mains: JBL SF25 speaker cabinets, two long-throw 1X18 cabinets, two front loaded 3-way Carvin cabinets (15"speaker, 8" speaker, tweeter), two McCauley
two-way cabinets (12" speaker & horn - 2" throat), two QSC RMX 850 800 watt power amps, Mackie EFX 16 mixer, Peavey 12-channel board for submixing when required.
Monitors: Fender 500 watt power amp, Peavey powered board
(200 watts/channel), Peavey floor monitors (15" & horn), Yamaha monitors (12" & horn - on stands).
Microphones: Vocal microphones are Shure SM-58, Sennheiser 845-S. Acoustic instrument
microphones are Shure condensers, guitar/bass/keyboard speaker microphones (when required) are V-Tech VT-1040's and/or Shure SM-57's, drum & percussion microphones are Sennheiser clip-on's and Shure condensers.
Sixteen track Korg D1600 digital recorder, Eight track Tascam 688 midistudio (tape), eight track Fostex DMT-8 digital recorder, Marantz stereo CD Recorder, modified 1995 Acer Aspire PC and 2002 Dell Demension 4400
Eight 500 watt PAR cans, eight 300 watt PAR cans, five 200 watt
PAR cans. DZN 8 channel/4 scene foot controller, two DZN 12
channel/2scene lighting boards. Five 4 channel 1000 watt per
channel dimmer packs.
Soundesign dual cassette boombox with broken CD player.
*UPDATE 9/9/99: Only one tape player works now...
*UPDATE 10/10/01: Ed bought a new CD boombox...
*UPDATE 11/08/03: Lee donated an old CD deck...
Red hand truck
Ed's faithful old Dodge van, George's really cool (but bouncy) propane powered school bus (on occasion)
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