My music toys

Here's a quick rundown of my rig.


Music Man Axis

This is the main axe. The beautiful neck on this guitar sold me on it, although it's almost like holding a baseball bat. Drop-D Tuner, DiMarzio PAF Pro neck pickup (coil-tapped), DiMarzio Air Zone bridge pickup

Yamaha RGX-312 - "The Baby"

This thing used to be a real piece of garbage. But after 6 months of sanding and refinishing, all new electronics, and a little neck straightening, it's a pretty nice axe now. I made the terrible choice of using super jumbo frets when I had the neck refretted, and I don't think the neck is going to take another refret very well. So, I play this one pretty rarely, but when I do -- it SCREAMS!

Yamaha 12-string

This guitar has an absolutely beautiful tone. It's got a Koa top and a rosewood fretboard. The action is so low that it feels like you're only playing a 6-string. But, the tone is just ridiculous.

Jackson Dinky Reverse

I bought this thing back in '98, just before I got sick of floating tremolos. The neck is as thin as they come, which is really fun sometimes. I've got a DiMarzio PAF Pro in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Screamin' Deamon pickup in the bridge. The awesome bridge pickup more than makes up for the fact that the basswood body has ZERO resonance. But when I want a kickin 80's solo, this is the one to play.


Egnater Tweaker

All tubes, all the time. It gets that Vox-y tone I could never get with the Mesa. If I'm plugged in, I'm plugged into this thing.

Das Rack

A Mesa Boogie V-Twin rack powered by a Mesa Boogie 50:50 is enough power to blow stuff up. It's lots of fun, but I just don't find myself needing this kind of firepower anymore now that Bob moved away.

Old rig: Peavey TransFex Pro and Triple-X 4x12 cabinet

I keep this thing around just because it can emulate the 90's EVH tone perfectly with the dual pitch shifters. I don't know how I used to lift this 4x12 and carry it around for gigs. I'm getting old.