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Arctic Monkeys Debut New Songs at Australian Music Festival

Published: Thu January 22, 2009  News Feed

One of Britain's biggest bands, the Arctic Monkeys, have unveiled a crop of new songs at the Big Day Out music festival in Australia, this month. The band could also be seen playing some cool new gear...

Alex and his new Fender Jazzmaster

Alex and his new Fender Jazzmaster

The Arctic Monkeys previewed new songs at the Australian Big Day Out festival…and could be seen with new gear, too! The band started the set with a new song, “Pretty Visitors”. In it, Alex Turner doesn’t play guitar, but plays an old Vox Continental organ. Those old organs are excellent, and bands such as The Beatles used them.  The modern equivalent is the Nord C1 Organ, which was directly inspired by the Vox Continental.

Watch: Arctic Monkeys, “Pretty Visitors”

On the latest issue of NME, there’s a live review of the Arctic Monkeys gig, and a photograph of Alex and his pedalboard…in the dim-lit stage. But we can see the Vox Continental and his pedals - which seemed to have changed slightly from the last time ’round.

In order, here’s the pedals Alex Turner used at Big Day Out:

Boss LS-2 Line Selector > Boss TU-2 Tuner > Dunlop Uni-Vibe (not 100% sure about this one, but looks like it) > Ibanez TS-808 Tubescreamer > Boss DM-1 Analogue Delay

Note: the Uni-Vibe Alex used is the Chorus/ Vibrato model (two footswitches) and not the current Stereo Chorus Uni-Vibe.

He also had a Morley ABY footswitch.

His guitar, as the photograph above shows, was a Fender Jazzmaster sunburst.


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Read: 'How To Sound Like The Arctic Monkeys - The Complete Gear Guide'

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