The Black Keys are coming to San Francisco this weekend as part of the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. If you’re not in the know, the Outside Lands Festival is a 3-day affair headlined by Radiohead, Jack Johnson and Tom Petty with about 50 other artists playing, including our favorite – The Black Keys (iTunes link).
Little random fact: “Outside Lands” was an old name for the area that is now Golden Gate Park, before the park or any of the surrounding neighborhoods were built.
In honor of The Black Keys upcoming show in SF, we’d thought we give you a run down of some Dan Auerbach’s gear. This won’t be an exhaustive list, just some highlights.
Fender Jerry Donahue Telecaster – Dan has been known to use a modified version of the Japanese made Jerry Donahue Telecaster. The one pictured above is the stock version. Dan has been known to have added DiMarzio twin-blade humbuckers and a tremolo arm to his (see above).
Harmony Stratotone H47 – The Harmony Stratotone H47 was produced in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Harmony was the largest manufacturer of guitars in it’s heyday, selling 350,000 instruments in 1965. Dan modded his with two P-90 pickups. Harmony is still around, now doing re-issues.
Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone – The Maestro Fuzz Tone is another classic vintage piece of gear. First made famous when Keith Richards plugged one in for “Satisfaction” (iTunes link), it’s now another collectors item.
Gibson Firebird VII – The Gibson Firebird VII first appeared in 1963 with a design based on mid-50′s car tailfins. The Firebird VII features 3 mini-humbuckers and banjo tuners.
You can still get one at Musiciansfriend
Fender ’65 Twin Reverb Reissue – The Twin Reissue is an 85-watt monster that’s known as a classic blues amp. You’ll often see a Gibson ES-335 leaned up against one. It’s powered by four 6L6 Groove Tubes for that classic Fender sound…mmm good.
You find these at Musiciansfriend as well.
Do you know of other gear? Post away in the comments!