The EAGLES – Glen Frey Guitars and Amps

Posted: November 29, 2015 in Guitar Pedals, Guitars
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The Gear of The Eagles

Formed in 1971 and continuing 44 years to this day, the Eagles have solidified their place in the rock and roll history. With six Grammy awards, five American Music Awards, five No. 1 singles, six No. 1 albums and more than 150 million albums sold, the Eagles have had their share of fortune and fame. They’ve also experienced the pitfalls of success, including several lineup changes over the years.

Unlike many bands, however, each member of the Eagles had a distinct personality, a tale to tell, and a sturdy presence on and offstage. As with all musicians, the members of the Eagles changed and continue to change the equipment they use. While it would be impossible to include every single piece of gear they used, we’ve tried to hone in on the core of their sounds and offer the best list possible from the major active periods in the group’s history.

Glenn Frey’s Guitars

Frey’s main electric for years has been “Old Black,” a black ‘50s Gibson Les Paul Jr. with P-90s, which he has played live and in the studio for years. In the ‘70s, he occasionally played a Gibson 330; he also played a Gibson 335 on the recording of “I Can’t Tell You Why.”

Strats and Teles also fit in the mix; acoustically he has played Takamine six- and 12- strings and has his own signature model, the Takamine EF360GF.

Glenn Frey’s Amps & Effects

With little variation, Frey has mainly used a mid-’60s non-reverb Fender Deluxe amp. Glenn Frey’s Effects Pedals for the Hell Freezes Over tour include:




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