This is an always-under-construction list of all my gear. I’m hoping to add a bit of information, links and maybe even photographs for most of the more interesting stuff.


  • Fender Telecaster (USA, 1997) – this is my main instrument
  • Art & Lutherie Dreadnought (Canada, 2001) – this guitar was played by Laura Marling in a hi-strung tuning for a couple of years, you can hear it on the track All My Rage on the album A Creature I Don’t Know and see her play it on Jools Holland here.
  • Art & Lutherie Ami (Canada, 2011) – this is a lovely parlour sized acoustic guitar that I use as a hi-strung
  • Gretsch G5265 Jet Electromatic Baritone – I have this tuned an octave below a normal guitar, it’s got a Bigsby bridge and is great for that twangy Twin Peaks sound
  • Martin – travel acoustic


  • Fender Jazz (USA, 1977) – this is my main recording bass
  • Gibson EB-0 (USA, 1966) – thunderously huge sound
  • Fender Jazz (USA) – I have a modern Jazz bass which I use for touring
  • 3/4 Upright bass, made in England in the 70s
  • 3/4 Upright bass, Hungarian


  • Roland 201 Space Echo
  • Arbiter Fuzz Face (60s? Germanium)
  • Digitech JamMan
  • Z-Vex Lo-fi Loop Junky
  • Z-Vex Fuzz Factory
  • MXR Distortion+
  • Crowther Hot Cake
  • Electro Harmonix Freeze
  • Electro Harmonix POG 2
  • Electro Harmonix Holy Grail
  • Electro Harmonix Memory Man
  • Electro Harmonix Cathedral
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff π
  • Boss TR-2
  • Mooer Trelicoper
  • Boss DD-6
  • Ibanez AD-9
  • HBE Mimic II
  • MWFX Judder
  • Maxon NG-9
  • San Amp Bass Driver Deluxe
  • Boss LS-3
  • Dunlop Crybaby Wah Wah
  • Some old East German passive volume pedal
  • Melos Analogue (Bucket Brigade) Delay
  • Melos Tape Delay
  • TC Helicon Harmony Singer
  • Biyang Tone Fancier AD7 Analogue Delay
  • Little Lanilei Spring Reverb (info)
  • Fuzz Face Clone (Germanium AC128)
  • Shin Ei Companion Fuzz Wah


  • DSI Prophet 08
  • Yamaha CS-5
  • Jen Synthetone SX1000
  • Roland Juno 60
  • Godwin String Concert 249
  • Casio SK1
  • Casio MT 400 V
  • Korg MS20 M
  • Korg Volca Beats
  • Korg Volca Keys
  • Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano Midi
  • Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer (info)
  • Electrofaustus Dual Oscillator (info)
  • Sequential Circuits Pro One
  • Yamaha DX7S
  • Kawai 100F
  • Doepfer modular system (including modules made by Intellijel, Make Noise, etc. and lots of homemade modules)
  • Kenton Pro Midi to CV convertor


  • Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb
  • Fender Blues Jr
  • Fender Champion 600 – I modded this with new speaker grill cloth, posh cryogenically frozen (!) tubes, a new Weber speaker, good recording amp and great for small gigs even
  • Fender Pro Junior – this is actually Willy Mason’s but he left it under my care… he probably won’t get it back
  • HH 212 Combo – old 70s transistor amp with great spring reverb
  • Trace Eliot bass head with Ampeg cab
  • Orange bass combo


  • Flugelhorn
  • Jupiter Trumpet
  • Yamaha Tenor Horn
  • Boosey Imperial Cornet
  • Boosey Tenor Horn
  • Baritone Horn
  • Max Pocket Trumpet
  • Boosey Imperial Trombone


  • old Yamaha five piece rock kit (early 80s)


  • Premier Vibraphone
  • Harmony banjo (60s)
  • Mandolin