Jon Spencer – Pussy Galore: Guitars / Amps / Pedals / Etc.

An on-going attempt to list equipment used by Jon Spencer. Please contact the site with any corrections / additional information.

Gear info and research by Sha Rivari (comacat.bandcamp.com)

 
 
 
Amps:
Music Man 4x10 combo

*Labelled 'Pussy Galore' on the side (possibly used by Neil Hagerty, Jon Spencer, Kurt Wolf), later used by Judah Bauer in The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with 'PUSSY' written all along the side

Photo: Anthrax Club, Norwalk, CT, US (31 July 1987)
1987

Fender Silverface 2x12 combo with 5 knobs on clean channel, possibly a Twin Reverb

*Metal strip on side, labelled 'PUSSY' on grille cloth from approx. 1987 onwards, labelled 'Pussy Galore' on the side (used by Neil Hagerty 85-86, then Jon Spencer), later used in Gibson Bros. by Jon Spencer.

First Photo: Stache’s, Columbus, Ohio, US (5 March 1987)

Second Photo: Anthrax Club, Norwalk, CT, US (31 July 1987), now labelled 'PUSSY' on grille cloth, also used at Club With No Name @ Scream, The Probe, Hollywood, LA, CA, US (17 July 1989)
1987 / 1989





Fender Bassman 100 Silverface 4x10 combo

*Labelled 'Pussy Galore' on these (Later used by Sam Coomes with Jon Spencer & The HITmakers)

First Photo: Apocalypse Club, Toronto, Canada (1 August 1989), Bassman (back) used with Twin Reverb and Fender footswitch (front)

Second Photo: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers at L’ANTI Bar & Spectacles, Quebec, QC, Canada (29 May 2019) - Shot of the amp posted by SC on 30 May 2019: “For this Canadian run we’re going classic w the synth amp”
1989


Fender Twin Reverb Silverface 2x12 combo

Photo: Mermaid, Birmingham, UK (13 February 1988)
1988 - 1989 (and possibly earlier)

Guitars:
“Pussy Power” guitar: circa 1970 Kawai (Matsumoku MIJSG) copy of an SG with two abalone hummingbirds on the headstock, probably branded "Cameo". It looks like the pointy end of the headstock may have been cut off.

Photo: Pussy Galore – The Rat, Boston, MA, US (16 October 1986)
1986 + possibly 1988 EU tour dates
Unclear Japanese vintage guitar

*his first guitar
Most shows
Unclear guitar

*Possibly “Pussy Power” guitar

Photo: Riverside, Newcastle, UK (27 November 1988)
1988

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