Gear

Intro

I always find it interesting to look at an artist gear change over the years so I thought I would present something similar here.  Like many guitarists I tend to never really be satisfied and I am always looking for new gear to try out.  In the end my current setup isn't that much different than it has been for the past decade.  I still endorse and use some of the same products I have been since Cut Throat and cannot speak high enough about Rivera Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Wayne Guitars & GHS Strings.  I rarely move too far away from Celestion speakers which I have been using for over 20 years.  As many "toys" as I have accumulated you will find that in the end it is usually a Seymour Duncan loaded modified Wayne guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge into an overdrive like the VFE The Scream into a Rivera Amp driving Celestion speakers.  I would also like to give a shout out to some other brands like VFE, Fulltone & Red Witch that make amazing gear that always seem to work just as I need it.  I will update this later with photos of the various guitars, effects, pedal board etc as time allows.  This is in reverse chronological order and I tried to follow key milestones when my gear really changed.

 

Gear Through the Years

 

Current Solo/Studio

Guitars: Custom modded Wayne guitars loaded with Seymour Duncan JB, Custom 8, JB/Custom Hybrid and Custom Custom pickups and original Floyd Rose tremolo. Custom Modded Strat with Kinman pickups; Ibanez RG1527 Prestige 7 string with Custom Shop JB/Custom hybrid bridge and 59 neck; Taylor Acoustic; You Rock Guitar Version 1 Midi Guitar;

Amps: Rivera R30, Egnater Rebel 20 & Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier

Speakers: Rivera Silent Sister Iso Cab loaded with Celestion Vintage 30; Marshall JCM800 4x12 with Celestion Vintage 30 & G12H75 speakers; AxeTrak IsoCab

Effects: Various pedals; prominently used effects are Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah; VFE The Scream; Mesa Boogie Flux Drive; Red Witch Empress Chorus; Boss NS-2;

 

Cut Throat

Slave:

Guitars: Wayne Guitars

Amps: Rivera Knucklehead; 

Speakers: Marshall JCM800 4x12 with Celestion G12T-75 speakers; Later modified with Celestion Vintage 30 & G12H75 speakers;

Effects: Boss NS-2; Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah; Boss SD-1 overdrive; Alesis Quadraverb; Roctron Hush IIC; BBE 462; Berry Electronics Scream Regulator

 

S/T Debut / early shows:

Guitars: Ibanez unknown model; Various Charvel/Jackson models; Pickups were mostly Seymour Duncan JB models.

Amps: Rivera Knucklehead; Marshall JCM800 

Speakers: 4x12 with Celestion G12T-75 speakers

Effects: Boss NS-2; Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah; Boss SD-1 overdrive; Alesis Quadraverb; Roctron Hush IIC; BBE 462; Berry Electronics Scream Regulator

 

Code Blue/Later Cut Throat:

Guitars: Ibanez UNV777, Ibanez RG560

Amps: ADA MP1 Preamp into Carvin FET450 amp; 

Speakers: Marshall JCM800 4x12 with Celestion G12T-75 speakers

Effects: Alesis Quadraverb; BBE 462; Roctron Hush IIC

 

Rokkin Horse

Guitars: Ibanez RG560, Carvin 6/12 doubleneck, Gibson 335S Deluxe

Amps: Marshall JCM800 Modified by Jabco; 

Speakers: Marshall JCM800 4x12 with Celestion G12T-75 speakers

Effects: Alesis Quadraverb

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