Captain Kirk Douglas

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"Captain" Kirk Douglas
Captain Kirk Douglas 7-20-2008.jpg
Douglas in 2008
Background information
Birth name Kirk Douglas
Born (1972-09-30) September 30, 1972 (age 41)
Genres Hip hop, neo soul, soul, funk, R&B, alternative rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts The Roots, Dave Matthews Band, My Favorite
Notable instruments
Gibson CS-356, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson SG Custom, Gibson Goldtop

"Captain" Kirk Douglas (born September 30, 1972) is an American guitarist who plays with the hip hop band The Roots.[1]

Equipment[edit]

Guitars[edit]

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Douglas mainly uses a Gibson CS-356, a black custom Gibson Les Paul, or a custom Gibson SG. He owns more than fifteen electric guitars, including a Gibson Goldtop (given to him by Vernon Reid), a Gibson Dusk Tiger and his favourite: a '61 Epiphone Crestwood. He also owns an acoustic Gibson J-200 and a Gibson Hummingbird.[2] In honor of what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday, Kirk played Orbison's signature Gibson ES-335 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, April 25, 2011.

The Crestwood had its headstock broken in March 2013 when Prince threw it in the air following his performance of "Bambi" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Prince had admired the guitar (which Douglas had planned to play at a Prince tribute concert) and asked to borrow it for his performance.[3]

Effects & Amplifiers[edit]

Amplification

When playing with The Roots, Kirk mostly uses various Mesa Boogie amps. Such as the Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace, with an EL34 tube and the Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special with EL84 tubes.[2]

Pedalboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klimek, Chris (December 31, 2009). "At Roots' 9:30 show, the hits keep coming". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ a b November 2010, Gibson New York City Showroom interview with Captain Kirk Douglas
  3. ^ McGovern, Kyle (March 16, 2013). "In Dick Move, Prince Smashes Other Guy's Guitar on 'Fallon'". Spin. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=499Uky4wO9I