Ben Lurie – The Jesus And Mary Chain – 1991


A detailed gear diagram of Ben Lurie's 1991 Jesus and Mary Chain "Automatic-era" stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.

Artist/Tech Quote:

"The best thing about this rig is its simplicity" - Ben Lurie

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GuitarGeek Notes:

Ben was interviewed from his home in Australia.

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    1. shoegazer says:

      Track down that elusive William Reid! I need his Automatic-era setup!

    2. methadrone says:

      I remember a GP interview from around that era that said Will was using a mesa boogie mark III combo w/ his trusty semi acoustics. Course he still had his marshalls, twins, as well as possible rat pedal. But for some reason I hear Mesa Boogie on that record. Great drum machine sound along some great songs that stick in your mind and his brother Jim had a great voice.

    3. GuitarGeek GuitarGeek says:

      We were in touch with William’s “Automatic” guitar tech a few years ago but lost touch :(

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