The Kills

Jamie Hince

circa 2010-2011

  • Guitars: Hofner 169, Hofner 176, Hofner Verythin
  • Effects: EHX POG (full dry with slight sub octave, LP filter halfway); EHX POG (zero dry with full sub octave, LP filter halfway, slight 2+ octaves detuned); Boss DD-3 (full effect level and full feedback, about 50ms delay); Boss DD-3 (mid effect level and mid feedback, about 800ms delay); Boss TU-2
  • Amps: modded '80s Fender Twin and '60s Vox AC50. Around the time of Blood Pressures, he was using two Divided by Thirteen heads into two cabs live. On Blood Pressures, in addition to the Twin and AC50, he used a '60s Silvertone 610 and a '68 Ampeg SVT into an 8x10 cab. At some point, he also used a '60s Burn Orbit 3 and a Maestro Echoplex.
  • Other: Fender Bullets (.010-.052)

circa 2016

from Premier Guitar:

  • Guitars: '60s Hofner 176s and Galaxies (w/ Bigsbys, and usually "sharkfin" pickups) in various tunings, '66 Gretsch Silver Duke, '60s Hofner 175, '50s Supro Ozark 1560S
  • Amps: Divided by 13 FTR 37 into ÷13 2x12, Selmer head into ÷13 2x12, '60s Selmer Zodiac, '50s Magnatone 280
  • Effects: two EHX POGs, two Boss DD-3s, Fulltone Supa-Trem ST-1, Radial BigShot ABY, Boss TU-3, TheGigRig HumDinger, TheGigRig Evenflo, TheGigRig Distributor
  • Other: .010-.052 strings

Alison Mosshart

circa 2010-2011

  • Guitars: red '60s Hagstrom I; Hofner 4575 w/ Bigsby
  • Effects:
  • Amps: Burns Orbit 3
  • Other: Fender Bullets (.010-.052)

circa 2016

from Premier Guitar:

  • Guitars: Gretsch Corvette
  • Amps: Divided by 13 RSA 31 into '60s Vox AC50 2x12 cab
  • Effects: Boss VE-20 (vocals); EHX POG, Boss TU-3

Drum machine

circa 2010-2011

  • Akai MPC4000 (which replaced a vintage MPC60)
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