Aynsley’s Gear...

Aynsley’s Gear
  • 1979 Marshall 2144 ‘Old Black One’
  • 1979 Marshall 2144 ‘Old Black One’

    Acquired in Switzerland around the year 2000. I’d never seen a master volume JMP combo with reverb from the factory (Marshall apparently only made around 200). I’d always liked the JMP’s but I’d always passed on them due their lack of reverb. This one sounded incredible so I had to have it and it’s been the core of my basic sound ever since. It runs with Eminence ‘Governor’ speakers.

  • 1979 Marshall 2144 ‘Blondie’
  • 1979 Marshall 2144 ‘Blondie’

    I originally got this as a back-up to the first one (took me nearly 9 years to find another) but soon realised it sounded totally different and nowhere near as good! It turned out that the first one had been repaired/modded with some non standard parts and on paper shouldn’t actually work at all. I had this one changed to replicate it and now they’re very close, albeit with their own character. This also has Eminence ‘Governor’ speakers.

  • Eminence Speakers
  • Eminence Speakers

    The Eminence Governor guitar speakers in the back of the Marshall.

  • 1963 Fender Vibroverb Reissue
  • 1963 Fender Vibroverb Reissue

    Very well used but cracking sounding amp!! Different from the later ‘blackface’ amps in tone: this one is darker, dirtier and sounds awesome cranked with humbuckers! Gorgeous reverb and tube bias trem too.

  • 1964 Fender Vibroverb
  • 1964 Fender Vibroverb

    A really clean and original pre-CBS amp, this one is totally stock and sounds awesome. It runs through either a 15”JBL or Altec Lansing speaker and overdrives really sweetly when pushed. It definitely has a ‘thing’ all of it’s own!!

  • 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue
  • 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue

    This is a great little amp that I use for my solo shows. It’s stock apart from the speaker being upgraded to a 12” Eminence Red Fang. This 50 watt alnico driver really does make a massive improvement to the stock amp!

  • 1967 Fender Vibrolux Reverb
  • 1967 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

    Owned by one guy from new, I got this from the same guy who sold me the first of my Marshall combos. When I had it checked over, I found it still had the original caps and everything so other than replacing these I left it well alone. Running original Jensen speakers.

  • 1968 Fender Super Reverb
  • 1968 Fender Super Reverb

    Built just before CBS started changing the circuits: this one, although a silver face is still the earlier AB763 circuit. You can’t beat a good old Super Reverb and this one rocks! Running with Eminence Copperhead speakers.

  • 1974 Fender Pro Reverb
  • 1974 Fender Pro Reverb

    Fully rebuilt internally by my friend Chris at Rift Amps to earlier AB763 circuit. It is basically a ’64 Vibroverb but with a pair of 12’s rather than a single 15” speaker. This one has Eminence Screamin’ Eagles.

  • Probett LSM Les Paul
  • Probett LSM Les Paul

    Hand built by Damian Probett, this is a replica of a ’59 LP but with the exception of the body being spanish cedar rather than mahogany. It’s the most dynamic and resonant LP I’ve ever played. A ‘PAF Daddy’ made by Shed Pickups sits in the bridge while the neck is a replica of my 335 neck p’up courtesy of Bareknuckle Pickups.

  • Probett Strat
  • Probett Strat

    Another one built by Damian! Based on an early 60’s Strat, it’s got an alder body, Indian rosewood ‘board and flat sawn neck. Pickups are currently an Amalfitano ’62 set and compliment the lively, resonant and well balanced tone of this Strat.

  • 1988 Fender Strat -
  • 1988 Fender Strat - "Ol' Red"

    Owned from new, this was my first decent electric. It’s had a few re-frets over the years and the original pickups have been changed to Lindy Fralin Blues Specials. I’ve tried others from time to time but always come back to these - they just seem to suit it perfectly. All in all a great sounding Strat.

  • Handbuilt 335
  • Handbuilt 335

    Built by someone at the Newark College of Violin Making in around 1978… Despite trying to find out, I still have no idea who by! Best 335 I’ve ever played. Pickups are old Gibson Patent Numbers and sound incredible.

  • 335 close-up
  • 335 close-up

    Gibson ‘Patent Number’ pickups which are actually wound on original PAF bobbins… so there! These in conjuction with this guitar sound amazing…. bright and clear. They read surprisingly low on the meter but still sound full and warm with enough power to drive a good amp well.

  • 1960’s Archtop
  • 1960’s Archtop

    This is the one I play slide on for my solo shows and a couple during the band set. There’s no name on it though it’s probably an Egmond or similar. Quirky old thing with a very cool sound through the P90 pickup.

  • 1990 Gibson Les Paul Std
  • 1990 Gibson Les Paul Std

    Used a lot when I started out, it’s completely stock and pretty well played!

  • 1960's Harmony Sovereign
  • 1960's Harmony Sovereign

    My ‘Blues’ guitar. Very very beat up but very cool. It has a really old ‘woody’ sound and so great for some classic old blues noodling….Fitted with a period De Armond model 210 Soundhole pickup.

  • Pedalboard used in conjuction with Marshall
  • Pedalboard used in conjuction with Marshall

    My live ‘board is pretty simple - essentially just a tuner, an octave pedal, and a couple of subtle boost pedals. 90% of the core sound is from the guitar and amp, then a clean boost is used just to push the amp a bit harder into overdrive. I use the guitar volume for most of the tonal variations.
    Main pedals used are as follows:

    Free The Tone FINAL BOOSTER - Fantastic clean boost… the great thing is when set at zero and kicking it in there no tonal/level change whatsoever - it only adds to what’s already there. Has a nice natural sounding buffer in it too.

    Sonic Research ST-200 Tuner - Accurate and reliable strobe tuner that works great especially for the ‘half a step down’ tuning I use. Easy to see on dark stages too!

    T-Rex ALBERTA - Nice subtle tubescreamer type pedal, smoother and warmer sounding than the classic TS pedals. Normally just kicked in now and then with the Strat

    T-Rex OCTAVIUS Octave pedal with switchable clean boost - This is great and is used mostly with the old cello slide guitar. The guitar has a really low output so the extra boost on here works perfectly to beef things back up

    Voodoo Lab PEDAL POWER 2 PLUS - Silent, super reliable and efficient power supply!

    Brightonion Pedals TRUE BYPASS LOOPER - Any pedals that aren’t true bypass run through this, plus it keeps things nice and easy to switch on and off during a gig as every thing is at the front!

    Other pedals I use now and then…
    Klon Centaur, JHS Charlie Brown, Free The Tone Red Jasper, ZVEX Box Of Rock

  • Dalmedo ‘Aynsley Lister’ Custom Stompbox.
  • Dalmedo ‘Aynsley Lister’ Custom Stompbox.

    Proudly endorsed by Dalmedo Custom Guitars - http://www.dalmedoguitars.co.uk

    Used on solo shows, this acoustically tuned box contains a small transducer and creates a bass drum like sound to great effect despite it’s small size!

  • Curt Mangan Nickelwound Electric Strings
  • Curt Mangan Nickelwound Electric Strings

    Proudly endorsed by Curt Mangan - http://www.curtmangan.com

    11, 14, 18p, 30, 42, 54. Very happy to be endorsed by these guys, they make awesome strings that sound good as soon as you put them on, not too zingy! Their consistency is top notch too.

  • Free the Tone
  • Free the Tone

    Proudly endorsed by Free the Tone - http://www.freethetone.com

    Both great pedals and great cables. Cables are definitely the most natural sounding I’ve come across and they don’t rob you of loads of high end either.

  • Deeflexx System
  • Deeflexx System

    Proudly endorsed by Deeflexx - http://hoovi.at

    A plexi glass baffle that goes in front of the amp, specifically shaped and designed to keep the quality of sound and disperse it evenly whilst stopping the amp melting the faces of everyone in the front row. Since discovering them at a show in Austria, they’ve become a permanent part of my set-up.

    More: http://hoovi.at/deeflexx-2/what-is-deeflexx/?lang=en

  • Slide
  • Slide

    Medium sized brass one

  • Picks
  • Picks

    Dunlop Tortex Purple 1.14mm

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