Microphones

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Completely Incorrect AKG C12 VR

AKG C12 VR

GC: What mic do you prefer for the vocals? Mascis: An old AKG D12. more

Needs Review Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

> "**GC:** What's your mic-ing set-up? Do you use one mic? > > **Mascis:**... more

Needs Review Sennheiser MD 421-II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Sennheiser MD 421-II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

> "**GC:** What's your mic-ing set-up? Do you use one mic? > > **Mascis:**... more

Needs Review Shure SM87

Shure SM87

"**GC:** What's your mic-ing set-up? Do you use one mic? **Mascis:** [Prod... more

Guitars

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Fender 1963 Jazzmaster

Fender 1963 Jazzmaster

In this video interview, J Mascis talks about his ’63 Fender Jazzmaster Bass.... more

Needs Review Fender Jazzmaster   (Duplicate)

Fender Jazzmaster (Duplicate)

J Mascis uses several Fender Jazzmasters from various years in various finish... more

Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster

Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster

In this video interview, J Mascis discusses his signature Squier at 4:26. “T... more

Gibson Hummingbird

Gibson Hummingbird

This guitar can be seen at many times during the video for Is it Done from hi... more

Amplifiers

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Hiwatt DR103 Custom Head

Hiwatt DR103 Custom Head

J Mascis disusses his HIWATT 100 in this Rig Rundown from Premier Guitar. At ... more

1968 Marshall Super Bass

1968 Marshall Super Bass

At 27:48 in this video interview, J Mascis talks about his ’68 Super Bass. “T... more

Victoria Tweed Twin 80212 Amp

Victoria Tweed Twin 80212 Amp

J Mascis points out his Victoria Tweed Twin at 30:06 in this Rig Rundown from... more

Marshall Plexi Super PA Amp Head

Marshall Plexi Super PA Amp Head

25:05 J Mascsis talks about his JP8 at 25:04 in this video interview. “I thin... more

Effects Pedals

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Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb

J Mascis points out his Boss RV-5 Reverb Pedal at 17:20 in this Rig Rundown f... more

MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay

MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay

At 17:09 in this Rig Rundown from Premier Guitar, J Mascis talks about his Ca... more

ZVEX Hand-Painted Lo-Fi Loop Junky Looper

ZVEX Hand-Painted Lo-Fi Loop Junky Looper

J Mascis discusses his LO-FI Loop Junky Pedal in this Rig Rundown from Premie... more

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator

J Mascis talks about his POG2 pedal in this video interview. At 16:16, he say... more

Drum Sets

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DW Collector Series Custom Drum Set

DW Collector Series Custom Drum Set

GC: What type of drums do you use? Mascis: I've got a DW set that I only r... more

Needs Review C&C Custom Drum Kit

C&C Custom Drum Kit

"This C&C Purple Sparkle Drum Set (14x28 - 10x14 - 16x18) is part of the priv... more

Needs Review Gretsch 1970s 13x9 Rack Tom

Gretsch 1970s 13x9 Rack Tom

"This Gretsch Rack Tom Set (Blue Sparkle 70's Rack & Floor) 13x9 & 14x13 is p... more

Needs Review Gretsch 1970s 14x13 Floor Tom

Gretsch 1970s 14x13 Floor Tom

"This Gretsch Rack Tom Set (Blue Sparkle 70's Rack & Floor) 13x9 & 14x13 is p... more

Cymbals

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Drumsticks

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Snare Drums

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Bass Guitars

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Fender Precision Bass

Fender Precision Bass

"Kim Gordon and J Mascis, old friends from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., have... more

Needs Review Rickenbacker 4003

Rickenbacker 4003

J Mascis playing the bass at Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston IL. July 19th, 2018 more

Studio Equipment

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Universal Audio LA-2A

Universal Audio LA-2A

GC: Do you compress the acoustics after you record them? Mascis: Yeah, dur... more

Tascam DA-88 Digital Recorder

Tascam DA-88 Digital Recorder

GC: Do you use ADATs, analog or hard disk for recording? Mascis: I use ana... more

Needs Review Furman HR-6 Headphone Remote Mixing Station

Furman HR-6 Headphone Remote Mixing Station

Used during the recording of Dinosaur Jr.'s *Farm*. First visible at 0:21 in ... more

Needs Review Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

"J just got this, which is an old like, 50's, 60's compressor. It's called a ... more

DAWs

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Needs Improvement Avid Pro Tools

Avid Pro Tools

Farm was recorded in Mascis’s home studio. I figured that asking about gear w... more

Music Accessories

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Shubb S1 Deluxe Guitar Capo

Shubb S1 Deluxe Guitar Capo

he uses a quite lot with dinosaur jr more

Seymour Duncan Antiquity Jazzmaster

Seymour Duncan Antiquity Jazzmaster

In this Rig Rundown. J mentions that he replaced the pickups in his signature... more

Dunlop Tortex Standard 1.14mm Guitar Picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard 1.14mm Guitar Picks

Listed in the box in linked article: J Mascis’ Gear -Purple Dunlop Tortex (1.... more

Strings

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Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Cobalt Guitar Strings (10-46)

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Cobalt Guitar Strings (...

at the end of the video it says "J MASCIS PLAYS ERNIE BALL SLINKY COBALT STRI... more

Headphones

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Needs Review GK Music UltraPhones

GK Music UltraPhones

Used during the recording of Dinosaur Jr.'s *Farm*. Shown up close at 4:51. more

World Instruments

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Needs Review Danelectro Baby Sitar

Danelectro Baby Sitar

Listed among the items sold on J Mascis' official Reverb.com shop. more

Needs Review Jerry Jones Baby Sitar

Jerry Jones Baby Sitar

"I first used an original one [Danelectro Baby Sitar] in the studio and reall... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Needs Review Moog Memorymoog

Moog Memorymoog

"You can also find a couple of odds and ends peppered into J’s official shop,... more

Drum Hardware

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Needs Review TAMA Camco 6735

TAMA Camco 6735

"**GC:** What type of drums do you use? **Mascis:** I've got a DW set that... more

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Gear Guides

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7 Best Guitar Tuners

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated November 2019

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8 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar: 2021 Gear Guide

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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11 Best Distortion Pedals for Guitar: Metal, Classic Rock, and Beyond

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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13 Best Fuzz Pedals for Guitar

Giulio Chiarenza Mason Hoberg

Giulio Chiarenza & Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2021