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Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

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Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

Captain Kirk's Gear

Guitars
’61 Epiphone Crestwood,
various custom Les Pauls
(including a Jimmy Page prototype),
Gibson CS-356, ’69
Gibson SG Custom, James
Trussart SteelTop
Amps
Mesa/Boogie Stiletto Ace
(on Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon), Mesa/Boogie Lonestar
Special (with John Legend),
Divided by 13 amps (for Hundred Watt Heart)
Effects
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, Durham Electronics
Sex Drive, Maxon PT999 Phase Tone, Empress
Tremolo, Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, Dunlop
Jimi Hendrix wah, original MXR Phase 45, Boss
TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

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Watch “Captain” Kirk Douglas unleash seriously soulful tones in these high-octane live performances.


This clip showcases Douglas’ screaming, Hendrix-style chops.


This particularly bluesy groove sees Douglas backing Robertson on guitar (with some shine from Robert Randolph) and adding impressive vocal harmony to a song from Robertson’s How to Become Clairvoyant.


Captain Kirk shows his edgy side to vocalist Estelle with a calland- response breakdown, even wrapping his, er, guitar around her.


With a huge nod to George Benson, Douglas scats along to his own versatile picking.

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