I am a nerd and my studio is a refuge for tone. As I sit here on a sat night rewiring my i/o in The Underground it occurred to me as i was sidetracked google searching various guitar rigs, that maybe one or two of you would like a rig run down from the guys in the band. me first cause i’m here ha…Keep in mind this is always changing, but for the gigs we have played for the St. Charles ep and Live and On Fire (available for free on andersonlayne.com) this is what i have been doing live.
Guitar #1 for me has been a 2012 custom shop G&L Tele. This guitar is Hard-rock maple with a rosewood fingerboard, medium jumbo frets, and clear satin finish on the neck. The pickups are a Dimarzio 36th anniversary paf in the neck position and a Motor City pickup custom wired for Jerry Cantrell in the bridge position. The extra toggle is a coil tapping switch. Ernie Ball 10’s setup in Eb.
Guitar #2 is a 2007 Fender J Mascis signature Jazzmaster. This is also set up with Ernie Ball 10’s set up in Eb. I have made two mods to this guitar (both not pictured above). 1. I replaced the terrible stock pickups with Loller p 90’s. 2. I added a bar just south of the bridge to add sustain.
The amp is a Goodsell Super 17 2x12 made in white. I yanked this idea from Butch Walker including the speaker configuration of a vintage 30 and a G12H.
The pedal board is made by Trailer Trash Pedal boards. In order of the chain…Jerry Cantrell signature wah (true bypass) by dunlop…Homebrew Electronics Germania treble booster for solos…Amptweaker Tightdrive as on overdrive pedal…Bob Bradshaw Custom Audio Electronics boost/overdrive by MXR (i only use the boost side which is a general boost not treble boost to add a slight drive to the amp)…Bytchn Swytchn 2 channel looper pedal by Homebrew Electronics (i use this to create two loops which include Boss pedals which are not true bypass in order to prevent them from tone sucking when not on)…loop one includes a Boss DD-5 delay (with a tap tempo pedal) into a VFE Pedals Alpha Dog overdrive (i have an overdrive on the loop with the delay so i can hit one loop that will boost the signal as well as delay it in the case of lead stuff)…loop 2 is a Boss Tuner…finally the signal leaves through a Red Witch tremolo pedal.
Hope you dig it!