Ira Kaplan

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Ira Kaplan
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Ira Kaplan in 2005
Background information
Born (1957-01-07) January 7, 1957 (age 57)
Genres Indie rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts Yo La Tengo

Ira Kaplan is the co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the American indie rock band Yo La Tengo. He is married to Georgia Hubley, Yo La Tengo's vocalist, drummer, songwriter and co-founder.[1]

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Kaplan formed Yo La Tengo in the early 1980s. Previously, he worked as a music critic for such publications as the New York Rocker and Village Voice, as well as serving as a soundman, roadie and backup musician for Mofungo and other New York-area bands.[2][3]

He sporadically hosts radio programs on WFMU as "Ira the K."[4]

Gear[edit]

Kaplan's gear is a point of interest for many fans and aspiring guitarists.[5]

Guitars[edit]

Amps[edit]

Pedals[edit]

  • Pro Co RAT (Two units are used)
  • Boss TU-2 Tuner
  • Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
  • Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • Digitech PDS-8000 Delay
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Line 6 MM4
  • Mu-Tron III +
  • Vox Wah
  • Custom switching unit for routing & triggering between the two amplifiers.

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