Gear

02/14/2011 - MK at Paradox, Tilburg  photo: Antal Adriaanse
02/14/2011 – MK at Paradox, Tilburg
photo: Antal Adriaanse

I’m very grateful for my musical instruments and equipment. But I don’t fetishize gear the way some players do; I have a very utilitarian relationship with the stuff. In the recording studio, I get a sound in my head, try different things until I achieve it, and then pretty instantly forget what I’ve just done. When people ask me what I did to get a specific sound on a specific song, I usually can’t remember. For live work, I keep things as streamlined and simple as possible – once a live rig gets too complex, it stops being fun for me to use.

When people ask me to do gear-oriented interviews (or Antal asks me to provide gear info for this website), my brain glazes over. It’s like asking me to fill out insurance applications or something like that. I just can’t stand it.

Someday this gear page may provide what a page like this is expected to: photos and descriptions of my gear.

Until then, I provide the links below. I’m very grateful to have relationships with a lot of great manufacturers who take care of my needs, and I have become friends with many of the people who work at these places. These fine companies make it more possible for me to do the things I do – many thanks to all of them:

Rivera Amps http://www.rivera.com/

Fender Guitars http://www.fender.com/

Charvel Guitars http://www.charvel.com/

Jackson Guitars http://www.jacksonguitars.com/

Taylor Guitars http://www.taylorguitars.com/

EMG Pickups http://www.emgpickups.com/

Dean Markley Strings http://www.deanmarkley.com/

Dunlop Picks http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/guitar-picks

KORG Keyboards http://www.korg.com/

DigiTech effects http://www.digitech.com/en-US

Source Audio effects http://www.sourceaudio.net/

Pigtronix effects http://www.pigtronix.com/

Mike Keneally

08/2013