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    Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:36:29

    The Black Keys Used Vintage Equipment to Make "El Camino" - The band recorded in Nashville, Tennessee

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    • The Black Keys - LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Musicians Dan Auerbach (L) and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys accept the Best Rock Album Award for 'El Camino' onstage at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Nokia Theatre on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Vintage is so right now, especially when it comes to musical equipment and gear. What's old is new again.

    "It" band The Black Keys used a variety of vintage instruments and recording equipment to make their upcoming studio album, El Camino. In an interview with AmericanSongwriter.com, the band took the mag site on a tour through its Nashville, Tennessee studio, showing off all the old school devices used to make the new record.

    Singer Dan Auerbach, who played seven different old electric guitars on El Camino, says a 1950s Harmony Stratotone is his favorite and that particular guitar can be heard on El Camino as well as in every album the duo has made to date. It's the common thread between the past and the current.

    El Camino drops on Dec. 6.

    What is your favorite musical instrument?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.11.11



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