Guitars

Amplifiers

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Benson Chimera

Got to design this amp with Chris. It’s #1. As in first ever, and first pick for me.

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1993 Vox AC30

The midrange that resides in my head and heart.

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1980s Roland Jazz Chorus

The ultimate in clean tone.

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65 Amps London

 

No pedals needed. No nonsense.

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The Briz

Repurposed tape machine pre and a random speaker find.

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Silvertone 1484

 

It's naked. Stripped of its dignity but not its tone.

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Ampeg Solid State

When your find on craigslist turns out to not be a serial killer.

Pedal Board

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  • Puleo Guitars Setup - David is meticulous and exact and has built me the most advanced, reliable pedalboard system I’ve ever had. I can’t thank him enough.
  • RJM ToneSaver - Buffer/ splitter.
  • Sonic Research Mini Tuner - The only pedal that you actually need.
  • Keeley GC-2 - Doesn’t make your guitar sound smaller and has very forward harmonics. 
  • Vertex Steel String Clean - I use this with single coil guitars.
  • RJM Mastermind PBC - The brain of the whole system.  No more tap-dancing.
  • EHX POG2 - Adds up and down octaves to whatever you play. Handy because it has presets and a filter.
  • Keeley Dark Side - I mostly use the fuzz side but the phaser sounds great too.
  • Source Audio EQ - Lives in the same loop as the fuzz.  Helps place it in the mix exactly where I want it.
  • ZVex SHO - MORE LOUDER.
  • Ceriatone Klon - It’s a Klon but it’s not.
  • Benson Preamp - My favorite amp is now my favorite pedal. 
  • Walrus ARP-87 - Aux delay. For adding layers and slapback
  • Strymon Mobius - Modulation machine.
  • Strymon TImeLine - Delays things.
  • Strymon BigSky - REVERB.
  • TA Solutions Link - Like SGI boxes but this thing actually makes sense to use.
  • Strymon Power Supply (Zuma, Ojai) - Reliable power. Plus they’re blue.
  • Switchcraft Plugs, Mogami 2319 Cable - Good enough for CAE and Puleo, good enough for me.
  • A&S Cases Tray Board - It’s held up through many years of abuse. 
  • Custom Audio Electronics Risers - Really stable way to lift up pedals, also convenient for hiding things!
  • MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru - Keeps the MIDI signal nice and clean so the PBC can talk to everything.

Studio Staples

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1962 Fender Spring Reverb Tank

 If you want vintage verb you gotta get the real deal.

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1970s Maestro PS-1A Phaser

 A Tom Petty phaser

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1970s Shinei Fuzz-Wah

It’s a fuzz AND a wah so you know it sounds good.

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The Matt Ratt

The sickest looking pedal ever. Sounds killer too. 

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1970s Maestro Echoplex EP3

Jimmy Page used these.

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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

My favorite delay for anything. 

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British Pedal Company ToneBender

Vintage clean tone. (if you know, you know.)

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The Evil Filter

Fuzz/Filter. Helpful for making guitars sound like keyboards.