The Stooges

Ron Asheton

circa 2008

  • Guitars: Reverend Flying V (black), Reverend Jetstream (orange)
  • Pedals: Boss CH-1, Fulltone OCD, Dunlop CryBaby
  • Amps: Marshall Vintage Moderns > multiple Marshall 4x12 cab stacks

Scott Asheton

circa 2008

  • Drums: Gretsch Silver Sparkle Catalina kit (26" kick, 13" rack, 18" floor); Yamaha snare
  • Cymbals: Zildjian 15" hats, Zildjian 18"/19"/20" medium crashes, Zildjian Mega Bell

James Williamson

circa 2011

  • Guitars: custom Brian Michael Les Paul Custom (cherryburst; replica of Williamson's 1969 LP Custom, w/ custom Lollar "Raw Power" pickups and Fishman Powerbridge); Gibson Les Paul Custom (black); Gibson Les Paul Custom (silverburst)
  • Pedals: Evidence Audio stereo cable > splitter box (> Fishman Aura > mixing desk) > Budda Budwah > Durham Sexdrive > Voodoo Lab Amp Selector > custom Andrew Burns "Loomer" cable
  • Amps: Blackstar Artisan 30 2x12 combo; two Blackstar Artisan 30 heads with two Blackstar 4x12 cabinets
  • Other: D'Addario 10-46 strings, D'Addario medium picks, G7 capo

Mike Watt

circa 2006

  • Basses: 1962 Gibson EB-3 (w/ Bartolini ZBS 440 in bridge and Lane Poor in neck, Aguilar OBP-3K preamp, pickup blend control, and Schaller 3-D4 bridge)
  • Amps: Eden WP-100 preamp, Eden WT-1550 power amp, two Eden D410xLT cabs, Furman PL-Plus Power Distributor; typically, Ampeg SVT-2 amps and cabs on tour
  • Other: Korg DTR-200 tuner, D'Addario EXL 165 strings

circa 2008

  • Basses: 1963 Gibson EB-3, Epiphone EB-3, Gibson SG bass
  • Amps: Eden VT300 > Eden D810

circa 2010s

(after The Stooges' gear was stolen in 2008)

  • Basses: 1965 Gibson EB-0 ("The Dan Bass", w/ one Rio Grande Pitbull, Schaller Bass Bridge 2000, and custom pickguard); 1969 Gibson EB-3 ("The Andy Bass", w/ Bartolini MM42CBJD in middle and Lace Bass Bar in bridge, Aguilar OPB-3 EQ & PU balance controls, Schaller bridge, and custom pickguard); 1997 Moon JJ-4-240B (Larry Graham model; main recording bass, w/ four-coil Bartolini 9W47 pickups and Aguilar OPB-3 preamp)
  • Amps: TC Electronic Blacksmith > 2x DNA DNS-210 cabs
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