Brad Delson's equipment

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    P.D.

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    Guitars, pickups and strings:

    2 PRS Custom 24 guitars in Black Cherry color with PRS Stoptail bridge
    1 PRS Custom 24 Gray Black
    1 PRS Custom 24 Black
    1 PRS Custom 24 Scarlet Red
    1 PRS Custom 24 Emerald Green (I have see him playing on that guitar somewhere)
    1 PRS Custom 24 for And One. Don't know which color though :p . Look's like Tobacco Sunburst or something like that... Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9TGQ6hatSQ&NR
    2 Ibanez RG Black. One for drob B and one for drop Eb tuning. Don't know which models. Maybe a RG7321....
    1 Ibanez RG 7-string orange guitar
    DiMarzio guitar pickups (air zone / tone zone / d sonic)
    Only D'Addario EXL110 guitar strings

    Amps:

    Mesa-Boogie Dual Rectifier amps clean natural distorion
    Marshall 1959 slp reissued head for dirty sound
    I've also seen Line 6 in the HT booklet....

    Effetcs, tuners etc.... :

    Boss NS-2 Noise Suppresor
    Boss BF-3 Flanger
    Boss RV-2 Reverb
    Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
    Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
    Ibanez LF-7 Lo-Fi
    T.C.electronic G-Major
    Digital Music Corp. GCX Guitar Audio Switcher
    Digital Music Corp. Ground Control Pro w/ Boss Expression Pedal
    Korg tuners

    I think he use more than 3 Ibanez guitars....
     
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    :blink: Seeing that made my head hurts.
     
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    Here's all the guitars I've seen Brad use:

    PRS Guitars:
    Red PRS Custom 24 w/ Hybrid Theory solider graphic (main guitar)
    Grey PRS Custom 24 w/ Hybrid Theory soldier graphic (backup guitar)
    Orange PRS Custom 24 w/ bird inlays (used on Figure.09)
    Green PRS Custom 24 (used on Figure.09 during European 2003 tour)
    Blue PRS Custom 24 w/ Linkin Park sticker between pickups (main guitar in 2000/early 2001)
    Silver PRS Standard 24 (used on Forgotten and APFMH during Ozzfest 2001)
    Sunburst PRS Custom 24 w/ bird inlays (main guitar in mid to late 2001, still used occasionally such as on SIB and APFMH at Rock Am Ring 2004)
    Black PRS Standard 24 (Used on Somewhere I Belong during Summer Sanitarium 2003)

    Ibanez Guitars:
    Silver Ibanez RG7620 w/ blue Hybrid Theory graphic (7 string used on With You/Runaway from 2000-2002)
    Orange Ibanez RGT3120 (Used on With You/Runaway from 2003-present, NOT A SEVEN STRING!)
    Black Ibanez RG370 (Used on Don't Stay)
    Black Ibanez RG??? (Possibly an RG321, guitar smashed during Summer Sanitarium 2003 and Projekt Revolution 2004)
    Black Ibanez RG7??? (Possibly an RG7321, 7620, or 7420, 7 string used during With You/Runaway on first tour in 2000)
    Black Ibanez ??? (Looks like an AX or Artist model of some type, I've seen one picture of him with it and it dates to late 2000/early 2001)
    Sunburst Ibanez Artwood Acoustic (Seen in Papercut video)

    Other guitars:
    Black Terry C. McInturff Taurus Sportster (I've seen one pic of Brad with it, and Chester used the same guitar on It's Goin' Down in 2002)
    Black Takamine acoustic (Unsure on the model, I've seen him photographed with it and he played it at KROQ Acoustic Xmas 2001)

    As for other equipment, well, get ready for a bigass list:

    Guitar pickups:
    Dimarzio Drop Sonic, Air Zone, and Tone Zone pickups

    Strings:
    D'Addario .10 gauge with .49 on low C# string (for his normal tuning of Drop D, half step down)

    Picks:
    Dunlop Tortex .73 picks

    Amp heads:
    Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (2 channels, all-tube, 100 watts, has 2 of them)(for both clean and distorted sounds)
    Marshall 1959SLP Reissue w/ Gain and Master Volume mods (all-tube, 100 watts, has 2 of them) (distorted sounds only)

    Cabinets:
    Mesa Boogie 4x12 straight-loaded cabinets w/ Celestion vintage 30 speakers (4 of them)

    Effects pedals:
    Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
    Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
    Boss BF-2 Flanger
    Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
    Ibanez LF-7 Lo Fi Filter
    (all effects pedals are run through the GCX audio switcher and housed in rack drawer)

    Rack-mounted stuff:
    Audio-Technica Wireless Distribution system (UHF antenna w/ 4 ATWR73 recievers)
    Furman PL-Plus Power Conditioner
    Whirlwind Multi-Channel Selector (4 channels)
    TC Electronic G-Major effects processor
    Ebtech HE-8 8-channel hum eliminator
    Digital Music Corp. GCX Audio Switcher

    Onstage stuff:
    Audio Technica wireless transmitters (Unsure on the model)
    Digital Music Corp. Ground Control Pro (controls all effects switches with one button press)
    Boss expression pedal (controls the G-Major effects processor via MIDI cable)




    The guitars come from my own research, the equipment list comes from an issue of Guitar World (I think) from 2004, so it probably isn't up to date. Brad also used to use a couple other Boss pedals (an RV-2 Reverb and TU-2 Tuner) in the early days, and he used to run all his stompboxes in one chain instead of routing them through a switcher like he does now. He also used to just use Mesa Boogie heads, around 2004 he started using Marshalls as well.

    Based on photos from the LPU Photo Journal, Brad has also been using some other guitars in the studio, mainly a couple Gibson Les Pauls and a couple random Fenders (I think one was a Stratocaster and the other might've been a Jagmaster or something like that).
     
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    P.D.

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    The red PRS guitar w/Hybrid Soldier is the Black Cherry and the Grey one with Hybrid Soldier is the Grey Black ;)

    During the 2004 tour he played Figure.09 on a red PRS guitar with a Tremolo bridge ;) And the's playing on a Takamine on the Papercut video. So you know, I've also see him with a Fender, but he's main guitars are PRS and Ibanez. And after Meteora was released Brad started to play on a 6-string orange Ibanez RG on With You and Runaway instead of a 7-string Ibanez RG.

    He's playing on Drop Db, Drop Eb and Drop B tunings. But in Runaway and on With You he's playing on this tuning: BEADGB(E).
     
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    Nah, the one in the Papercut video is definitely an Ibanez, you can even read the logo on the headstock:

    http://www.lpassociation.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=36&pos=9

    Compare that picture to this guitar:

    http://www.ibanez.com/acoustic/guitar.aspx?m=AEF30EACV

    It's not exactly the same model but it's clearly an Ibanez.

    And actually, I'm pretty sure all PRS Custom and Standard 24s have tremolo bridges, Brad just takes the bar off because he never uses it. He does the same with his Ibanez's.
     
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    The standard 24's doesn't have Tremolo bridges. And I don't think he's playing on Standard 24's anymore, only Custom bulit PRS Custom 24's made for Brad, with Stoptail bridges I think...
     
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    :blink: Ow, my head!
     
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    sick? any problems? or what?
     
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    All those guitars and I only got an accoustic fender.
     
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    haha, I've 2 PRS, 1 ESP Custom, 1 Epiphone, 1 Samick and 3 accoustic :D
     
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    :surrender No mos!!
     
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    And I have a Gibson, a Guild, an Ibanez, a Yamaha, 2 Epiphones, an Aria, a Univox, 2 hand-built guitars from my dad, and an Ovation acoustic. :p
     
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    :cry: My uncles used to play bass and drums so my fender is all i got!
     
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    My uncle and dad both play/played guitar...though my dad's more of a drummer, haha.

    And I'm kinda dragging this off topic so I'll shut up now.
     
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    that list and your own lists are crazy!!
     
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    But my list is of Brad's equipment is based on what he used during the 2004 tour, if you mean that?
     

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