Mumford And Sons Gear Guide
Mumford And Sons Gear Guide
The most complete guide to Mumford & Sons guitars, amps & pedals on the web!
(NEWLY UPDATED - MAY 2015!)
In May 2015 the Mumfords returned with a new chart-topping album - 'Wilder Mind' - and, more surprising, a brand new sound! It wasn't quite as shocking as Dylan going electric but... almost! So we'll look at the new gear they've been using recently, too!
Marcus Mumfords' Guitar
That bold, stadium filling sound could only really come from a steel string dreadnought, so if the D28 is a little out of your price range why not try the Martin DX1-AE electro acoustic instead?
Another guitar used by Marcus was a beautiful vintage Gibson ES-125 archtop guitar, which has a P90 pickup. He also uses a G7th capo.
For extra Americana flavour, Marcus also turns to the occasional mandolin.
As far back as 2011 Marcus could occasionally be seen playing a Gibson ES-335 Semi-Acoustic guitar, as at the Bonnaroo music festival:
In 2015, however, Marcus swapped the acoustic for a Fender Jazzmaster, a favourite amongst indie and alternative rockers! He uses a sunburst Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster, but if you're looking for something cheaper, the Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster can save you a few hundred pounds! And if you're on a budget, Squier makes some excellent and very affordable Jazzmasters!
Ben Lovett's Keyboard
When it comes to playing accordion Ben has used a Roland FR-7x accordion, a high end model costing around £4000. We have the Roland FR-3x, a fantastic pro level instrument with versatile features and sounds. Here's the Ben using his customised Stage 2 at the Brits.
Winston Marshall's Banjo & Electric Guitar Rig
They've been making waves recently with a range of acoustic instruments with period accurate appointments but modern build/sound quality. What could be more Mumford than a Resonator Uke or swining Dixie Banjo.
We've spied Winston setup with a pedal board, being a black and white aerial shot it's hard to make out some of the colour coded Boss pedals but there's clearly Boss Graphic EQ and TU-3 tuner pedals as well as Electro Harmonix Memory Man and Holy Grail Plus. They can get pretty raucous but it seems unlikely that the Mumfords would be packing a fuzz pedal (although there is clearly some banjo distortion on 'Lover Of The Light') but he definitely had two Boss delay pedals, either the Boss DD-3 or Boss DD-7. He also uses a few Boss LS-2 Line Selector pedals.
On a recent photograph, you can see four Marshall amps on his setup, but only two with mics in front of them:
On new song 'The Wolf', he also uses an eBow.
Ted Dwane Bass Rig
He's currently using a Fender Jazz Bass and an two Ampeg SVT-VR bass head amps, into one SVT-810AV and two Ampeg SVT-15E bass cabs.