The Roots

Kirk Douglas

circa 2011

from Premier Guitar

  • Guitars: Gibson Custom Shop ES-356; Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul; Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Pro (w/ Lollar P-90s); Gibson SG Custom (1969)
  • Effects: Boss TU-2, Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby, Durham Electronics Sex Drive, Empress Tremolo, Ibanez TS9, Line 6 DL4, Maxon Phase Tone, MXR Phase 45
  • Amps: MESA/Boogie Lone Star Special; Divided By 13 amps

circa 2012

on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; from Premier Guitar

  • Guitars: Epiphone Crestwood (1961); Gibson Custom Shop Byrdland (w/ flatwounds); Gibson Custom Shop ES-356; Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Pro (w/ Lollar P-90s); Gibson Hummingbird (1969; w/ Fishman pickup); Gibson SG Custom (1969)
  • Effects: Boss TU-2, Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby, Durham Electronics Sex Drive, EHX Deluxe Electric Mistress, Empress Tremolo, Ibanez TS9, Line 6 DL4, Maxon Phase Tone, MI Audio Crunch Box
  • Amps: MESA/Boogie Stiletto

Owen Biddle

circa 2011

from Premier Guitar and Bassplayer

  • Basses: Callowhill OBS-6; CallowHill J(unk) 6; Burns Marquee Bass
  • Effects: Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth; Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus; MI Audio Crunch Box; TWA Triskelion Harmonic Energizer TK- 01 (w/ Godlyke-modded Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal)
  • Amps: Ampeg PF-500 head w/ PF-210HE and PF-115HE cabs; Ampeg Micro-VR w/ SVT210AV cab (Late Night); rented Ampeg SVTs (Roots tours)
  • Other: Thomastik-Infeld JF346 Nickel Flatwounds; DR Nickel Lo-Riders; Mono cases and straps

Mark Kelley

circa 2012

on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; from Premier Guitar

  • Basses: Fodera Emperor 5-string; Harmony H-22 (1964); Peavey 4-string
  • Effects: Native Instruments Guitar Rig
  • Amps: Ampeg Micro-VR

from Bassplayer

  • Basses: Fodera NYC 5-string; Harmony H-22 (1964); old Kay upright; Warwick Star Bass II 5-string; Warwick Thumb SC fretless 5-string
  • Amps: Ampeg B-15; Ampeg SVT-CL w/ 8x10 cab; Ampeg Micro-VR 2x10 stack
  • Other: La Bella medium stainless steel roundwounds and flatwounds
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