I’m very grateful for my musical instruments and equipment. But I don’t fetishize gear the way some players do; I have a very utilitarian relationship with the stuff. In the recording studio, I get a sound in my head, try different things until I achieve it, and then pretty instantly forget what I’ve just done. When people ask me what I did to get a specific sound on a specific song, I usually can’t remember. For live work, I keep things as streamlined and simple as possible – once a live rig gets too complex, it stops being fun for me to use.
When people ask me to do gear-oriented interviews (or Antal asks me to provide gear info for this website), my brain glazes over. It’s like asking me to fill out insurance applications or something like that. I just can’t stand it.
Someday this gear page may provide what a page like this is expected to: photos and descriptions of my gear.
Until then, I provide the links below. I’m very grateful to have relationships with a lot of great manufacturers who take care of my needs, and I have become friends with many of the people who work at these places. These fine companies make it more possible for me to do the things I do – many thanks to all of them:
KSR Amps ksramps.com
Pigtronix effects pigtronix.com
Supro Guitars suprousa.com/guitars/
Strandberg Guitars strandbergguitars.com
Rivera Amps rivera.com
Fender Guitars fender.com
Charvel Guitars charvel.com
Jackson Guitars jacksonguitars.com
Taylor Guitars taylorguitars.com
EMG Pickups emgpickups.com
Dean Markley Strings deanmarkley.com
Dunlop Picks jimdunlop.com/products/guitar-picks
KORG Keyboards korg.com
DigiTech effects digitech.com
Source Audio effects sourceaudio.net