Pavement

Stephen Malkmus

c. 1999

  • Guitars: black '70s hardtail Fender Stratocaster (main guitar), Les Paul Goldtop (w/ P-90s), white RI Jazzmaster (supposedly lost), modified Gibson SG (CRCR - WZ), red Mustang ("Range Life" video; presumably lost), Gibson hollowbody (reportedly spotted in Slow Century)
  • Effects: Lovetone Big Cheese, Lovetone Meatball, Mutron Vol/Wah, EHX Big Muff, Digitech Whammy WH-1, Line 6 DL4, Line 6 MM4, vintage Echoplex (used on every recording after Wowee Zowee), Fender spring reverb tank (studio)
  • Amps: Fender SF Twin Reverb (very early days - CRCR/WZ), Orange Thunderverb head (WZ - TT), Sunn Solarus head (backup head for TT tour)
  • Tunings: see Slay Tracks

Spiral Stairs

c. 1999

  • Guitars: 70's Tele Deluxe (main guitar, TT-era), sunburst Strat (CRCR - BTC), blue Mustang (S&E - WZ), yellow Tele (S&E), silver Grestch Duo Jet ("Stereo" video), black Les Paul Custom ("Summer Babe" video), Gibson Marauder ("Rattled by the Rush" video)
  • Effects: ProCo Rat 2/Turbo Rat (since at least CRCR), Lovetone Big Cheese, Crowther Hotcake, Boss TR-2
  • Amps: Fender BF Bassman into a Marshall 4x12 cab/Fender SF Super Reverb

Mark Ibold

c. 1999

  • Basses: Fender Precision Bass
  • Effects: EHX Bass Microsynth, EHX NYC Big Muff Pi
  • Amps: standard Ampeg rig (at one point early in the band's career, he used a Bassman head with a Mesa/Boogie 8x10)

c. 2010

  • Basses: Fender Precision Bass
  • Amps: vintage 1980s lowercase-logo Ampeg head into a standard Ampeg 8x10

Steve West

c. 1999

  • Drums: Gretsch kit w/ Ludwig Black Beauty brass snare (and a '50s Slingerland kit at home)
  • Cymbals: Zildjian
  • Other: Remo heads (Ambassadors on toms)

Bob Nastanovich

c. 1999

  • Drums: Floor tom, snare
  • Percussion: LP tambourine, "bag of percussion which holds his shaky avocado and corn-on-the-cob, plus his beer"
  • Electronics: Nord Lead synth (previously a Korg Prophecy, c. 1995), MIDI keyboard (triggers an Akai sampler; each key correlates to a different sample from the original 24-track recordings)

c. 2010

  • Drums: Floor tom, snare
  • Percussion: LP jam block, Gon Bops tambourine, maracas
  • Electronics: Nord Lead, Korg MicroSampler
  • Amps: Roland (KC550?)
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