What's Keith Urban using on tour recently?

Gemini2

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Not sure. Recently saw his 65 Amps Royal Albert for sale. Always thought he was a plexi/pedal kind of guy though..
 

heyrobscott

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http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/keith-urbans-traditional-tone-obsession/153353

59 High Power Twin and a Dumble Overdrive Special

He uses an Axe FX II for all delays and reverb now

Are you using the Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II for the ambient effects?
We use it for delays and specific ping-pong delays. There are songs I write, like “Sweet Thing” or “When Summer Comes Around,” that have specific timed delay hooks that are part of the riff, and without them the song doesn’t work.
- See more at: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article...al-tone-obsession/153353#sthash.CtSAaq9j.dpuf

http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/keith-urbans-traditional-tone-obsession/153353#sthash.CtSAaq9j.dpuf
 

dbun

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Saw him play on the Grammy's and it looked like he was running a Vox and Fender setup.
The Vox was Fawn coloured, so not sure if it is a new Handwired version or an older era model.
 

ruger9

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The thing is, regardless of what he's using... Marshall, 65Amps, Badcat/Matchless, Dumble, WHATEVER..... he always sounds the same. HE may be able to appreciate the difference as he uses the gear, but what comes out of the PA sounds the same, regardless... he's a player who KNOWS HOW TO USE HIS GEAR, regardless of what that gear is. David Grissom is the same way. MOST of the players we "ooh and ahh" over on this forum are the same way.

Get YOUR tone, no matter what you're playing through.

ALSO- FWIW, on this very forum, someone in the know (from Nashville) reported that on records, Keith uses all kinds of vintage stuff, his stuff, Dan Huff's stuff, whatever they feel like. So what you are hearing on the records is not what you are hearing live. (and, live, Keith uses a good bit more gain than he does in the studio)
 

petty1818

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I saw that, too, and was surprised by what looked like a handwired AC30.
In this video which is fairly recent, Keith shows a 1964 top boost AC30 and 1959 Tweed. If he was using a Vox at the Grammys, I would assume this would be the one.

I agree though, it doesn't matter what Keith plays, he has his own sound. I think any guitar player who can sound similar through different set ups is pretty remarkable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfHpop3_c0
 

LPMojoGL

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http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/keith-urbans-traditional-tone-obsession/153353

59 High Power Twin and a Dumble Overdrive Special

He uses an Axe FX II for all delays and reverb now

Are you using the Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II for the ambient effects?
We use it for delays and specific ping-pong delays. There are songs I write, like “Sweet Thing” or “When Summer Comes Around,” that have specific timed delay hooks that are part of the riff, and without them the song doesn’t work.
- See more at: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article...al-tone-obsession/153353#sthash.CtSAaq9j.dpuf
I'm not a Keith Urban fan, but enjoyed that article. He seems like a cool dude.
 

wyldesigns

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The thing is, regardless of what he's using... Marshall, 65Amps, Badcat/Matchless, Dumble, WHATEVER..... he always sounds the same. HE may be able to appreciate the difference as he uses the gear, but what comes out of the PA sounds the same, regardless... he's a player who KNOWS HOW TO USE HIS GEAR, regardless of what that gear is. David Grissom is the same way. MOST of the players we "ooh and ahh" over on this forum are the same way.

Get YOUR tone, no matter what you're playing through.

ALSO- FWIW, on this very forum, someone in the know (from Nashville) reported that on records, Keith uses all kinds of vintage stuff, his stuff, Dan Huff's stuff, whatever they feel like. So what you are hearing on the records is not what you are hearing live. (and, live, Keith uses a good bit more gain than he does in the studio)
For sure, I agree. I'm not trying to sound like him at all.

Just like his playing and it's interesting to see a guy like him who goes through different gear like underwear, choose something new for a gig. (my OP was referring to his live shows more so) Specifically BECAUSE he sounds like himself through so many different flavoured amps..

I know he does not necessarily change gear because he thinks something new is better, he probably just likes to try new stuff like most of us do.
 




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