I don’t regret missed shows that much, but in June/2012, I felt like an idiot missing Thurston Moore in my home town, at a tiny venue. That was a missed opportunity to see a great doing what he does best in a intimate setting. I doubt it will happen again, especially in that setting, but you never know.
But recently, a friend posted some photos, which included a shot of his pedal line. Pretty cool! Thank you Kia! She was kind enough to let me use the photos for this particular post. I know there are some pretty serious Sonic Youth fans that read this blog, so here we go. I posted his pedal line while Sonic Youth was going strong, and he’s kept it pretty similar but with a few changes.
Here is a breakdown of pedals for June/2012:
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
Electro-Harmonix Big MuffÂ (Sovtek version)
ProCo Turbo Rat
MXR Phase 90
Boss TU-2 Tuner
I also wanted to post this great photo of his 1960 Black Jazzmaster that was stolen 6 months later in 12/12/2012. A lot of the photos showing theÂ stolen guitar, had the old pickguard with stickers. As you can see in this photo, this guitar has a ‘fresh’ pickguard. Same stickers on the body, but no stickers on the pickguard. Any one know if this guitar was found??
Do you like Thurston Moore? Love to hear your thoughts.. comment below!
10 years ago
Thanks for this–I was lucky to see him a few times in small venues for some of his side/solo projects when I lived in NYC years ago. Once, I saw him play Psychic Hearts all the way through; another time, he and Nels Cline did an improvised noise set. These would have been around 1997. His pedal lineup was more or less the same, except there was no GE-7 and there was an MXR Blue Box instead of the Octafuzz.Reply
10 years ago
As a fan of Sonic Youth I’m surprised to see such a rather conventional overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedal lineup. No delays or reverbs of any sort. wow.Reply