Tired of Searching the Net to Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use? Then Try Equipboard!


Patrick, one of the many thousands of unpaid writers for my other project, Geeks&Beats, discovered a fantastic website called Equipboard. Its goal is to list all the gear famous musicians use on stage and in the studio. It’s…stunning.

Equipboard is, in the site’s words: “the world’s largest database of artists and the gear they use. All crowd-sourced and built by you.”

The site is beautiful, and the social aspect of it is great: you can follow the ‘board’ of your choice and keep up to date as new pieces of gear are added to it. There are also links to the artist Twitter, Soundcloud and Facebook accounts conveniently placed in their profiles.

Say, for example, you’re a fan of Muse bassplayer Chris Wolstenholme. You can see everything he uses (from guitars to amps, effects, pedals and more) here. All of Foos’ drummer Taylor Hawkins’ kit is found here.

More at Geeks&Beats.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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