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The 'Which Guitar Gear on Which Album?' Compendium

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ermz, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    First off, a big thanks to JeffTD for making this possible. He included just about all the information here to get us started - I'm merely the 'bookie'.

    This essentially lists a number of popular records with their reputed rhythm guitar gear lists. Some of them may be incomplete, but this is all of the information we could put together for the time being, as accurately as we could.

    You all are welcome to add your own entries to the thread, which may be picked up and tacked on to the OP here. Enjoy.


    36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside the Flames

    Pickup: Dunacan/Ibanez

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Krank Rev 1

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us

    Pickup: EMG 85

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Randall Ultra XL Module


    As I Lay Dying - Shadows are Security


    Pickup: Gibson passives from older Les Paul

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Krank Revolution 1

    Mic: Single SM57


    Arch Enemy - Anthems of Rebellion

    Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Peavey 5150 and XXX

    Cab: Marshall 1960AV with V30s


    Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Pickup: Seymour Duncan JB

    Amp: Krank Revolution 1 and Mesa Dual Racktifier

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: Single SM57

    Between The Buried and Me - The Silent Circus & Self-Titled

    Pickups: EMG 85/81

    Guitar: Ibanez S520WNF

    Amp: Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier rackmount two-channel head

    Cab: Mesa Standard Recto 4x12


    Between The Buried and Me - Alaska

    Pickups - EMG 85/81

    Boost - Ibanez TS808

    Guitar - Ibanez S1625TKS

    Amp - Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier rackmount two-channel head

    Cab - Mesa Standard Recto 4x12


    Between The Buried and Me - Colors

    Pickups - Dimarzio D-Activators

    Boost - Ibanez TS808

    Effects - Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

    Guitar - Ibanez S2170FB

    Amp - Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier rackmount two-channel head

    Cab - Mesa Standard Recto 4x12


    Between The Buried and Me - Colors Live

    Pickups - Dimarzio D-Activators

    Boost - Ibanez TS808

    Effects - Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

    Guitar - PRS Custom 24

    Amp - Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier rackmount two-channel head

    Cab - Mesa Standard Recto 4x12


    Between The Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect

    Pickups - Dimarzio D-Activators

    Boost - Ibanez TS808

    Guitar - PRS Custom 24

    Amp - Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier rackmount two-channel head

    Cab - Mesa Standard Recto 4x12



    Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh


    Boost: Boss HM-2

    Amp: Marshall DSL50

    Cab: Marshall 4x12

    Mics: SM57, Royer ribbon, AKG 414 ("might have been a MD421 there too, or a U87..don´t remember") All blended on to one track.


    Bloodbath - Ressurection Through Carnage

    Boost: Boss HM-2

    Amp: Digitech GNX2 preamp with the "Marshall" amp and speaker sim.

    Post Processing: Free Filter plug ripping the EQ curve from Entombeds "Drowned", then applied to the guitar tracks.


    Chimaira - Resurrection

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amps: Peavey JSX and Krank Krankenstein

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: Single SM57


    Cradle of Filth - Thornography


    Pickup: PRS Passive

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Krank Krankenstein

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Despised Icon - Ills of Modern Man

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Peavey JSX

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Devildriver - The Last Kind Words

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: Maxon OD820 on 5150. Dual Rectifier boost unknown.

    Amp: Peavey 5150 and Mesa Dual Rectifier

    Cab: Dual Recifier into Mesa Oversized with SM57 and MD421 | 5150 into Mesa

    Oversized with single SM57


    In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Amps: Orange Tiny Terror, Peavey 5150, Marshall JCM 2203KK

    Cabs: Marshall 4x12 (Tiny Terror) Mesa Boogie 4x12 (5150 and JCM)

    Mics: "cheap ADK mic" (Marshall cab) SM7 (Mesa cab with 5150) Royer R-122 + SM7 (Mesa cab with JCM)


    In Flames - Sountrack To Your Escape

    Guitars: Gibson Les Paul and Gibson VooDoo V (Among others)

    Pickups: EMG 81

    Boost: Electro Harmonix Big Muff

    Amp: Peavey 5150

    Cab: Marshall 4x12


    Job for a Cowboy - Genesis

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Peavey 5150

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Kreator - Enemy of God

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Peavey 5150

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Masterplan - Aeronautics

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: TS9

    Amp: Mesa Triple Recto 2 ch

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Mastodon - Blood Mountain

    Pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion

    Boost: Ibanez Tubescreamer

    Amp: Marshall JMP, Marshall JCM800, Laney VH100R, Orange OD100, Mesa Stilleto

    Cab: Marshall / Mesa cabs

    Mic: SM57, Royer R121


    Megadeth - Endgame

    Pickup: Mustaine Pickups

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Marshall 410H

    Cab: Mustaine Cab

    Mic: SM57


    Megadeth - United Abominations


    Pickup: Mustaine Pickups

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: Line 6 Prototype Head. Digital preamp with tube power section.

    Cab: Mustaine Cab

    Mic: SM57


    Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World

    Pickup: Emg 707

    Boost: TS9

    Amp: 4 tracks of Dual Racktifier

    Cab: Marshall 1960 with t75

    Mic: 2x sm57


    Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

    Pickup: EMG 707

    Boost: OD820

    Amp: Krank Rev 1 and Mesa Boogie Dual Racktifier

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: SM57


    Opeth - Ghost Reveries

    Pickup: HFS Treble

    Boost: Maxon OD-808

    Amp: Mesa Dual Rectifier, POD XT Metal Pack

    Cab: Marshall MF400

    Mics: SM57, Royer R121


    Opeth - Watershed

    Pickup: HFS Treble

    Boost: Maxon OD-808

    Amp: Marshall JVM 410H, Mesa Dual Rectifier

    Cab: Mesa Rectifier 4x12, Marshall MF400

    Mics: SM57 and Royer R121 on the Mesa cab, 2 SM57 and SM58 on the Marshall cab

    Acoustic guitars: U87, 2x 414


    Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama

    Amp: Mesa Dual Rectifier

    Cab: Marshall MF400

    Mics: Neumann TLM 127, Royer 121


    Testament - The Gathering

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Boost: None

    Amp: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier

    Cab: Mesa Oversized 4x12

    Mic: Beta 57


    Testament - Formation of Damnation

    Pickup: Dimarzio Super Distortion

    Boost: Maxon OD820

    Amp: EVH 5150 III

    Cab: Matching cab

    Mic: SM57
     
  2. jhrv

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    Dunacan?
     
  3. Arrowed Lung Studios

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    Cool list bro. I love how every mic was a sm57 (besides 1 beta57 :) )
     
  4. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    FWIW, this first run started as a test of "What insane shit can Jeff remember from Sneap albums when running through his iTunes."

    I'll be going through later and doing a Fredman/Bogren list, as well.
     
  5. Lasse Lammert

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    cool list....would take it with a grain of salt though....just because Sneap reamped/recorded it doesn't mean that it's definitely just a single sm57 and an 820...he's also used a second mic sometimes and a different boost.
    Are you guys 100% sure about the Mesa OD on the gathering? and was there no m201 on TLKW Recto tracks?
     
  6. Jaymz

    Jaymz Stymphalian Productions

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    Haha wow OD820 on that many?!

    I thought Endgame was the first 'deth album the Mustaine cab was used on?
     
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    In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

    Pickup: EMG 81

    Amps: Orange Tiny Terror, Peavey 5150, Marshall JCM 2203KK

    Cabs: Marshall 4x12 (Tiny Terror) Mesa Boogie 4x12 (5150 and JCM)

    Mics: "cheap ADK mic" (Marshall cab) SM7 (Mesa cab with 5150) Royer R-122 + SM7 (Mesa cab with JCM)
     
  8. plague_rider

    plague_rider Pour, Drink, Repeat

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    Not sure whether this concerns TFW or just Pray for Villains, but I'm sure Mike uses Blackouts rather than EMGs

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  9. JeffTD

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    Mike uses Blackouts and Jeff is with BKP now, but these switches/that guitar were/was made after TLKW album was recorded.
     
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    Mastodon - Blood Mountain

    Pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion
    Boost: Ibanez Tubescreamer
    Amp: Marshall JMP, Marshall JCM800, Laney VH100R, Orange OD100, Mesa Stilleto
    Cab: Marshall / Mesa cabs
    Mic: SM57, Royer R121
     
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    i wonder where the 2xsm57 info on dead heart in a dead world comes from? i can't remember reading that anywhere.
     
  12. JeffTD

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    Andy himself.
     
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    yes, obviously, but which thread/interview? just curious, since i'm a nevermore fanboy and used to gather all the info available regarding gear etc, but i've never heard this before. i'm sure that thread/interview would be a cool read, you know? :)
     
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    Opeth - Ghost Reveries

    Pickup: HFS Treble
    Boost: Maxon OD-808
    Amp: Mesa Dual Rectifier, POD XT Metal Pack
    Cab: Marshall MF400
    Mics: SM57, Royer R121

    Opeth - Watershed

    Pickup: HFS Treble
    Boost: Maxon OD-808
    Amp: Marshall JVM 410H, Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Cab: Mesa Rectifier 4x12, Marshall MF400
    Mics: SM57 and Royer R121 on the Mesa cab, 2 SM57 and SM58 on the Marshall cab
    Acoustic guitars: U87, 2x 414

    Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama

    Amp: Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Cab: Marshall MF400
    Mics: Neumann TLM 127, Royer 121





    Source: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/andy-sneap/429348-jens-bogren-my-new-hero-2.html etc.
     
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    I have a suggestion, since the pickup's interaction with the body material is quite important as well, why not try to include the what guitar was used or even what wood the guitar was to the list?
    Just a thought..
     
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    ^^^ +1. I was going to make the same suggestion... Knowing the pickup is half the equation. It would be nice to know the guitar or a description of the guitar if it is known. i.e. Alder Jackson Soloist, or Mahogany Schecter Hellraiser, or whatever...

    Good start to a cool list, though.
    Cheers.
     
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    Yeah, and maybe we could try to add like the length of the players fingers as well? And get like a chart of how each of the players fingers relate in size and thickness to each other? OH and a diary of the band, so we now exactly how they were feeling when they recorded each riff, and what was going through their hearts. If we could get a list of their dietary habbits too then we would really be in action!



    j/k :D
     
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    Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh

    Boost: Boss HM-2

    Amp: Marshall DSL50

    Cab: Marshall 4x12

    Mics: SM57, Royer ribbon, AKG 414 ("might have been a MD421 there too, or a U87..don´t remember") All blended on to one track.


    Bloodbath - Ressurection Through Carnage



    Boost: Boss HM-2

    Amp: Digitech GNX2 preamp with the "Marshall" amp and speaker sim.

    Post Processing: Free Filter plug ripping the EQ curve from Entombeds "Drowned", then applied to the guitar tracks.


    In Flames - Sountrack To Your Escape


    Guitars: Gibson Les Paul and Gibson VooDoo V (Among others)

    Pickups: EMG 81

    Boost: Electro Harmonix Big Muff

    Amp: Peavey 5150

    Cab: Marshall 4x12




    If anyone has any additional info or anything feel free to add, especially STYE since all I know is what Bergstrand told me like 5 years ago.
     
  19. Ermz

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    Thanks guys. I've added your entries to the main post. Since we have no way of verifying any of these perfectly, we rely on your good intentions to make sure the entries are accurate enough for the benefit of others!
     
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    My thoughts as well, I'm sure Marshall hadn't made the Mustaine cab back when United was being recorded, unless it was a prototype?
     

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