Late Night Gear, part 2
Saturday Night Live
NBC, Saturdays 11:30 p.m. EST
THE PLAYERS Jared Scharff (guitar)
YEARS ON THE GIG Six
GEAR Fano Alt de Facto JM6, Fano Fanosphear, KLH Custom Relics T-style, 65Amps Monterey, 65Amps Soho, 65Amps Lil’ Elvis 1x12 (in isolation cab), Boss TU-2, custom Real McCoy Picture Wah, Keeleymodded Ibanez TS9, Home Brew Electronics UFO, JHS Mini Bomb Boost, Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport, Boss DD-5, Sweet Sound Ultra Vibe, Cusack Tap-a-Whirl, Analog Man Mini-Chorus, and Xotic BB Preamp.
The Late Show with David Letterman
CBS, nightly 11:30 p.m. EST
THE PLAYERS Will Lee (bass), Sid McGinnis
(guitar), Felicia Collins (guitar)
YEARS ON THE GIG Lee started 30 years ago with the show’s 1982 pilot on NBC, 28 years for McGinnis, and 19 years for Collins, who joined in 1993 when the show moved to CBS.
Will Lee: Sadowsky Will Lee Signature and Vintage 5, Line 6 Variax Bass 700, ‘60s Vox MK IV bass, Fender American Standard P bass, Hofner Club bass, Hartke LH1000, Hartke 4x10, Radial JDI, and Boss GT-10B.
Sid McGinnis: 1955 Strat (refin, modded), 1954 Strat, two ’50s “partscaster” Teles, ’96 Fender Nocaster Relic, ’52 Gibson Les Paul goldtop (refin, moded), Danelectro Vinnie Bell Coral Electric Sitar, Danelectro 12-string, 1963 Fender Showman (Bill Krinard Dumble-style circuit), Vox wah, Boss NS-2, Boss PSM-5, Ibanez TS9, Boss DS-1 (Analog Man mod), Boss BF-2, Boss DD-3, and Demeter Tremulator.
Felicia Collins: Hamer Model T, two Gibson Les Pauls, Taylor 812ce, custom Alvarez acoustics, Hamer DuoTone, Crate Power Block, DV Mark Little 40 L34, DigiTech Whammy, TC Electronic PolyTune, Boss NS-2, Boss PW-10 V-Wah, Death by Audio Interstellar Overdriver Deluxe, Visual Sound H2O, Boss DD-5, DOD FX35, Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe, and DigiTech RP500.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
NBC, nightly 12:37 a.m. EST
THE PLAYERS Kirk Douglas (guitar),
Mark Kelley (bass)
YEARS ON THE GIG Three for Douglas, who was an existing member of the Roots when they were chosen as the house band for the show’s 2009 premiere. Kelley joined the band in 2012.
Kirk Douglas: Gibson Custom Shop ES-356, Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Pro (with Lollar P-90s), Gibson Custom Shop Byrdland (strung with flatwounds), 1969 Gibson SG Custom, 1961 Epiphone Crestwood, 1969 Gibson Hummingbird (with Fishman pickup), Mesa/Boogie Stiletto, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress, Empress Tremolo, Maxon Phase Tone, Line 6 DL4, MI Audio Crunch Box, Durham Electronix Sex Drive, Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby, Ibanez TS9, and Boss TU-2.
Mark Kelley: Fodera Emperor 5-string, 1964 Harmony bass, Peavey 4-string, Ampeg Micro-VR, Native Instruments Guitar Rig.