A big part of reproducing the sound of the Beatles is using the correct instruments (Beatles Gear) and equipment that helped create the tone of the British Invasion in the early ’60s. To that end the BeatLads perform with the same (or similar) models of Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Hofner, and Gibson guitars used by the Fab Four themselves. To ensure that the fabbest tone possible is delivered, the instruments are played through Vox amplifiers and cabinets, just as used by John, Paul, and George. As the Beatles music developed and matured, different guitar types and models were added to the instrument mix. The BeatLads’ instrument use reflects as well the Beatles’ expanded tonal palette of the mid- and late- ’60s, employing the Epiphone Casino and Gibson SG models as well as the instruments from the Beatles’ early years. The equipment line-up is rounded out, of course, with a Ringo-correct Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl drum kit, much of which is vintage 1960s hardware. We take pride in using the right stuff to bring you the best possible fab experience that we can deliver. The BeatLads’ current instrument and equipment line up includes the following gear:

The BeatLads’ current instrument and equipment line up includes the following gear:

  • Rickenbacker 325 Electric Guitar
  • Sunburst Gibson J-160E Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • Sunburst Epiphone Elite ’65 Electric Guitar
  • Sunburst Hofner 500/1 V63 Electric Bass Guitar
  • Fireglow (red sunburst) Rickenbacker 360-12 Electric Guitar
  • Vox AC30 Amplifiers and Cabinets, with chrome stands
  • Vox T100 Bass Cabinet with chrome trolley stand
  • Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl “Ringo” Drum Kit
  • Epiphone AJ200E “Texan” Acoustic Guitar
  • Gretsch G6119HT Tennessean Electric Guitar
  • Rickenbacker 360v64 Electric Guitar
  • Vox Royal Guardsman Cabinet
  • 1968 Vox Defiant Guitar Amplifier
  • 1967 Blackface Fender Bassman Amplifier
  • Vox Cooltron “Brit Boost” Effects Pedal
  • Vox V212BN Custom Classic Cabinet

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  1. Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear is a boutique guitar shop located in Rochester, NY. The shop specializes in guitars, amps and associated musical equipment.

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