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Tad Kubler is an American guitarist who plays lead guitar in the band The Hold Steady. Tad also has been a bass player in the band Lifter Puller.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Tad's guitar rig.

Tad on guitar

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitars
- Gibson Les Paul Standard

Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue Vos Electric Guitar Iced Tea

- Gibson SG

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Junior

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335

Gibson ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish - Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul goldtop with P90 pickups

Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop VOS Antique Gold

- Gibson double neck SG (red, 12 string/ 6 string)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson EDS-1275 Double-Neck Electric Guitar






Amps

- Epiphone Blues Custom 30 watt 2x12 amplifiers







Effects and More
We've seen quite a few picture of Tad's pedalboard - here are the various pedals that have made their way onto it at one point or another.
- Boss TU-2

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Boss GE-7

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

- Boss BD-2

Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal

- Boss RV-5

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Boss OC-2

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss TR-2

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

- Boss DD-6

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss FZ-5

Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal

- Boss HF-2 HighBand Flanger

- Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Ernie Ball volume pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-401 Boost Pedal

MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-401 Boost Pedal

- MXR Distortion +

MXR M-104 DISTORTION + Guitar Pedal

- MXR Ten Band EQ M108

MXR M-108 Ten Band Graphic EQ

- MXR EVH Phase 90 and/or MXR Phase 90

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- T-Rex Replica pedal

T-Rex Engineering Replica Delay/Echo Pedal

- T-Rex Fuel Tank Power supply

T-Rex Engineering Fuel Tank Classic Power Supply

 

Go to the next page for great pictures of Tad's guitar rig.

 


Here are some pictures of The Hold Steady's Tad Kubler's guitar gear. The picture that doesn't have Tad's foot on the board is by ZOMG Anna LOLZ. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license and was taken in 3/2009.  The image that DOES have Tad's legs in the picture is by bakrsdzn. Creative Commons licensed from flickr and from 2007.

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