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Dan Auerbach is the guitarist and vocalist for the Black Keys, a blues/rock group from Akron, Ohio. He also was in the 3 piece band "The Barnburners".

Dan has a ton of gear in his arsenal and often switches up what he uses. Below you'll find one of the better listings of what he has. Let's see what type of gear and equipment is in the Black Key's guitar player's rig.

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Guitars

Note: Dan is into a lot of guitars that are no longer made.

- Gibson Firebird VII

- Fender Jerry Donahue Telecaster w/ DiMarzio twin-blade humbuckers

- Teisco Del Ray guitars (as seen in the video for 10 a.m. automatic)

- white 70s Ibanez lawsuit SG with maestro tremolo, used on the Magic Potion tour

- Ibanez lawsuit red Flying V

- Silvertone 1454, and also a Harmony H77 or H78, both three pickup models from the late 60's

- Harmony Stratotone H47 (Lindy Fralin P-90 pickups)

- Gibson Les Paul Standard with Bigsby

- Eastwood airline tuxedo

- Danelectro '56 reissue

- Supro Martinique (white, DeArmond single coils)

- Harmony Heathkit TG-46

- '64 Guild Thunderbird

 

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Fender Twin Reverb amps

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Marshall JTM-45 (reissue)

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall 1959HW

Marshall 1959HW Handwired Plexi Head

- Marshall cabinets (4x12 slant cab and 8x10 cabs)

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet


- Ampeg B12XT 2x12 combo amp
- Hiwatt head (not sure exact model)

- Fender Blues Junior

Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior NOS 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Magnatone with 10 inch speaker
- Fender Musicmaster bass amp
- Fender Quad Reverb (live)
- Victoria Dual Deluxe amp (with Eminence Red Coat speakers)

 

 

Effects
Note: Dan has claimed he has over a 100 pedals.
- Analogman Sunface

- Analogman TR-2

- Arion analog delay

- Boss RV reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Boss TR-2 Tremolo

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

- Boss Chromatic Tuner pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Demeter tremulator

- EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- foxx tone machine

- Fulltone SoulBender (Fulltone discontinued pedal in 07)

- Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

DISCONTINUED - Fulltone TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo

- Rehoused Jordan Bosstone

- Line 6 Tonecore Echo Park

Line 6 ToneCore Echo Park Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Maestro MFZ Fuzz-tone

- Electro-Harmonix Sovtek Russian Big Muff (his is the green one)

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Solasound Tonebender

- Z.vex Octane

ZVex Hand-Painted Octane 3 Fuzz and Octave Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ibanez Standard fuzz pedal (two sliders)

- 60's Shin-ei fuzz pedal

- Palmer PDI-03 speaker simulator

- RJM Effects Gizmo and two Mastermind controllers

- Boss OC-2 Super Octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- Radial JX-2 Switchbone

Radial Engineering Tonebone JX-2 Pro Switchbone

- MXR 10 Band EQ

MXR M-108 Ten Band Graphic EQ

- Mission EP-1 Expression Pedal

- Sound Sculpture Volcano volume control

- Boss PS-5 Super Shifter

 

Strings, Picks, and Cable

- SIT .011 - .050 gauge strings

SIT Strings S1150 Medium Light Power Wound Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

- He created custom sets from various manufacturers in the past, gauges  .011, .015, .020, .030, .039, and .049

- Fingerpicks on his index finger

- Divine Noise curly cable

- curly Bullet Cables

Bullet Cable 30' Premium Vintage Classic Coil Instrument Cable

 

Go to the next page for pictures of Dan's Black Keys guitar rig.

 

 

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