DUBLIN BAND FONTAINES DC HAVE CAPTURED SOMETHING TRULY ORIGINAL WITH THEIR POST-PUNK MEETS ROCK AND ROLL DYNAMIC - BUT WHAT GEAR DO FONTAINES DC USE TO CREATE THEIR UNMISTAKABLE SOUND?
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If you're wondering what gear Fontaines DC use then you're in the right place. In the following Fontaines DC Gear Guide we will explore what guitars they play and what that contributes to their sound.
WHAT GUITARS DO FONTAINES DC USE?
We get asked a lot about what guitars Fontaines DC play. Much like their label mates Idles - these chaps are notoriously big lovers of all things Fender when it comes to guitars. It's no wonder that Fender is the go-to choice for the group - after-all it is one of the most legendary guitar brands of all time. Fontaines DC are regularly described as a guitar-driven band, and with two guitarists and a bassist, it's easy to see why. Their down to the line setup has a driving rhythm section led by pummeling and often frantic guitars. But what guitars do Fontaines DC use? As we mentioned above - it's a case of all things Fender where strings are concerned.
WHAT GUITAR DOES CONOR CURLEY PLAY?
Conor Curley often plays a Fender Telecaster - one of the most versatile and iconic guitars on the planet. He usually rocks it in a sonic blue finish with a rosewood fretboard but there are lots of different versions available depending on your budget and needs. Take a look at some of the options below at a variety of price points.
What amp does Conor Curley use?
You might also be wondering what amps Fontaines DC use. There are plenty of photos online showing Conor Curley to be using a Fender Twin Reverb - an iconic Fender amp packing timeless valve tone. The example below is a 200-watt Tonemaster Twin Reverb - which faithfully recreates the circuitry and 85-watt power output of the original Twin Reverb tube amplifier.
WHAT GUITAR DOES CARLOS O'CONNELL PLAY?
Next up in our Fontaines DC gear guide, we'll look at Carlos O'Connell. Another big lover of all things Fender - Carlos O'Connell usually goes for a Fender Mustang in a white finish. The Mustang was massively popular among the grunge community in the nineties but can again be quite a versatile beast. Perhaps this is why Carlos employs the Mustang to deliver those grungier tones. Again there are tiers of this model available to suit all budgets.