Being an authentic Rolling Stones tribute band, GET STONED have made it their business to use true to original equipment. Over the years the band has gained a variety of instruments that are also used by The Rolling Stones to get even closer to the original live sound.
GET STONED are using true equipment rarities. Having authentic Fender and Ampeg amplifiers and a historically remarkable Gretsch drum kit with true to original cymbals and to accompany all of this the band also uses an unique variety of different guitars.
Photo: Mona Glaß
In his position as Stones frontman, Mick Jagger doesn´t play the guitar too often. But if he does, he plays the Hummingbird mostly. The instruments brilliant sound, which you can hear in songs like Waiting On A Friend, or Let It Bleed, is what it makes it so essential – not only for The Rolling Stones but also for GET STONED. Using this particular guitar, Keith Richards has developed a huge number of song ideas. He also used it in the studio for recording classics like Street Fighting Man or Jumping Jack Flash.
If there was a guitar Keith Richards could be identified with, it would doubtlessly be the 1954 Fender Telecaster. Having five instead of six strings and being tuned in open G this guitar provides a massive and unique sound which made the guitar riffs in songs like Start Me Up, or Brown Sugar so famous. The heart of his equipment which Keith calls “Micawber“ is his loyal companion since the 1970´s and a must-have for every Stones cover band.
Photo: Patrick Baumbach
Photo: René Metzinger
Ronnie´s hands have seen a huge number of guitars, but one can say that the 1955 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst has become sort of a trademark for Ronnie Wood. The guitar he received as a gift in 1974 remains to be his major instrument and can be heard in most Stones´ songs. Its striking and intense sound perfectly supplements the Telecaster. Therefore it is also used in every GET STONED show.
Gretsch Round Badge
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Photo: Lisa Gebhardt
Since 1975 the Gibson Les Paul Junior is in use on every Stones tour. “Dice“, as Keith calls the instrument, can be heard in songs like Midnight Rambler, Out Of Control or even Sympathy For The Devil for a certain period. Award winning tribute band GET STONED were present with a custom-made Les Paul Junior (certificate no. 871595) on the day the world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s Stones concert movie “Shine A Light” was celebrated at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Fender Telecaster Custom Black
Photo: René Metzinger
Ronnie Wood uses the B-Bender especially in guitar solos and dynamic country sounding passages. What makes the instrument so special is the fact that one can bend single notes with the help of a particular spring mechanism which is built-in the guitar. The B-Bender is best known in songs like Honky Tonk Women or Rock And A Hard Place and can be found on a GET STONED stage as well.
Zemaitis and Pedal Steel
Ronnie Wood is known for being an all-round guitarist. When it comes to slide guitars he often uses Tony Zemaitis instruments but for creating this very special warm slide sound in songs like Faraway Eyes he sometimes picks up a pedal steel. The pedal steel is a not too easy to play plucked instrument which is best known for its essential role in country music. On the occasion of GET STONED´s 10th anniversary, the band expanded the number of guitar equipment about one Pedal Steel.