Ira Kaplan is a Jewish American musician. He is co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the rock group 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, as well as serving as a soundman, roadie and backup musician for Mofungo and other New York-area bands.[2]


Kaplan's gear is a point of interest for many fans and aspiring guitarists.[3]


  • Candy Apple Red Fender Jazzmaster, with tortoise shell pickguard.
  • Sunburst Fender Jaguar
  • Natural Fender Stratocaster
  • Sunburst Jerry Donahue Signature Telecaster


  • Fender Super Reverb
  • Fender Vibro-Lux


  • Proco Rat
  • Boss Tu-2 Tuner
  • Boss OD-2 Overdrive
  • Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • Digitech PDS-8000 Delay
  • Line 6 DL-4 Echo Plus Delay
  • Line 6 MM-4 Modulation Unit
  • Mu-Tron III+
  • Vox Wah


External links

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Ira Kaplan. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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