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Music equipment "essential" to Wilco's transformation

Musical instruments, particularly guitars, have played an integral role in the evolution of American rock band Wilco over the last decade.

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br /> This is the claim of Ted Drozdowski, who suggested on the Gibson website this week that using the right equipment is important when trying to recreate the band's live sound.

"Wilco is a rock and roll rarity - a great band that reinvented its sound and became even better. And guitars … were an essential part of that transformation," he remarked.

Among the key equipment used by Wilco's lead guitarist Nels Cline are three 1959 Fender Jazzmasters, a Fender custom, a Gibson Les Paul Junior and some Boss pedals.

Meanwhile, guitarist and singer Jeff Tweedy utilises several Gibson SGs, a 1954 Gibson J-45 acoustic, Fender Telecasters and Jazzmasters and some hand-wired Vox AC-30s.

Wilco's new DVD, Wilco Live - Ashes of American Flags, is set to be released later this month.

The band will then embark on a summer tour, which will see them play dates in London and Dublin in August.

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Posted on 21 Apr 2009 14:34 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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