Gear

The photo below, provided by Konstantine, showes Kurts setup during a very recent solo gig (20-4-2012 Athens, Greece).
On the picture above:
  • Empress Para EQ
  • GigRig QuarterMaster
  • Dr. Scientrist Tremolessence
  • Boss OC-3
  • Peterson Strobostomp 2
  • GigRig Wet Box - RAT
  • GigRig Wet Box - TC Electronic Compressor
  • Strymon Timeline
  • Strymon Blue Sky Reverb
  • Electro Harmonix HOG
  • Digitech Vocalist Live 3 for his voice harmonies.

Kurt uses several different guitars: Moffas, a Gibson 335, Vestax D'angelico, Godin with nylon strings and the Sadowsky semi-hollow.

Kurt uses D'Addario Ej 21 and Thomastik Bebop strings.

During his engagement at the Village Vanguard, Rosenwinkel played his D’Angelico (with a recently added Seymour Duncan ’59 pickup) through his Harry Colby-modified Fender Twin Reverb amplifier. His distortion, which he used very sparingly on this gig, came from a 1984-vintage Pro Co Rat pedal. And his subtle touches of delay came from an Eventide TimeFactor. “I used to use a Line 6 delay, but with this Eventide pedal you can change the amount of delay with an expression pedal, which is very useful for me creatively when I’m trying to bridge the gap between playing the guitar and hearing pianistic harmony,” he explains. “You can also push the pedal down after you play a chord and the chord will be held with the delays intact. Then you can play another chord on top of the first one and get that kind of tertiary harmony and build more complex voicings. I’m always searching for ways to extend the expressiveness of the instrument from a sonic perspective.”

Here's a list of some of the gear he has been seen using:
  • Polytone Mini-Brute III amplifier
  • Harry Colby-modified Fender Twin Reverb amplifier
  • Proco vintage Rat
  • Eventide timefactor
  • Line-6 Dl4
  • Lexicon LXP-1 Reverb unit
  • MXR carbon
  • Hardwire RV-7
  • Boss RC-30


7 comments:

  1. Kurt also uses a schottmüller semi

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  2. RE: “I used to use a Line 6 delay, but with this Eventide pedal you can change the amount of delay with an expression pedal, which is very useful for me creatively when I’m trying to bridge the gap between playing the guitar and hearing pianistic harmony,”

    I am not a Line-6 representative, just a user :-). You can easily control the amount of delay with an expression pedal on the Line 6 delay modeller. You can control whatever you want about the delay - you program it yourself. Also, the Line 6 Delay modeller has the option of being set up to allow for any delay to continue after you punch off the pedal.

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  3. Hi, would just like to ask whether the same thing can be done with the Boss GigaDelay (controlling the delay with an expression pedal)? Thanks.

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  4. Anyone recognize the handheld recorder between the expression pedals and the Hog foot controller?

    Thanks!

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  5. Found it!

    Sony PCM-D50 Portable Linear PCM Digital Recorder

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  6. It's a PCM D-50 from Sony. Have one, great piece of equipment!

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  7. Hi, I have photos from the Vallekilde sessions this summer. Seems like he pulled out the tried and true old Yamaha and this midi controller:
    https://www.rjmmusic.com/mastermind-gt.php.

    How can I post photos?

    All the best, JanLF

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