Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner
Nick Zinner, guitarist for New York City-based indie outfit Yeah Yeah Yeahs, uses an incredible array of stompboxes and other effects to weave the band’s eclectic mix of raw and ethereal tones. To compensate for the lack of a full-time bassist, Zinner uses several devices that enable him to conjure a broad spectrum of guitar tones, as well as more adventurous samples and loops. His main board is home to a DigiTech JamMan, Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler, Pro Co DeuceTone RAT (used for his primary fuzz tones), Boss DD-7 digital delay, HomeBrew Electronics Power Screamer, and Electro-Harmonix Graphic Fuzz. A second board has a DigiTech Whammy, another DigiTech Jam Man, a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, an Electro-Harmonix POG, and a TC Electronic Flashback delay. Zinner’s third board contains a second Line 6 DL4 and three Eventide pedals—a TimeFactor, a PitchFactor, and a Space. A fourth board near his amps features two more sample-loaded DigiTech JamMan pedals, and before Zinner’s signal hits his amps, it goes through a TC Electronic Classic Booster + Distortion.

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