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Vernon Reid is a guitar player who was in one of the all time best bands, Living Colour. Vernon Reid is probably best known for leading Living Colour. Vernon founded Living Colour in New York City circa 1985 and piloted the band through a remarkable career. Vernon has also released solo albums and played guitar with other musicians. Vernon has always been known to have a cool guitar gear setup and rig. Let's take a look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Vernon Reid's Guitar Rig.

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Guitars

- Parker Guitars Dragon Fly Vernon Reid Signature Electric Guitar

Parker Guitars Dragon Fly Vernon Reid Signature Electric Guitar

- Hamer Chaparral Customs with Roland GK-3 Divided Pickups

Roland GK-3 Guitar Pickup

- Brian Moore guitars

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Bugera 333XL amplifier heads with 4x12 cabs. Also 333XL combo. (used on The Chair in the Doorway album)

Bugera 333XL Infinium 120W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Crate BV300H amp heads

- Crate BV412ST 4x12 Cabinets

- Crate VFX5212 2x12 Cabinets

- Fender Twin Amp

- Krank amp, Marshall, and vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb amps (used on "That's What you Taught Me")

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp

 

 

 


Effects
- Roland VG-99 V Guitar System (controlled with an SP300)

Roland VG-99 V-Guitar Multi Effects Processor System

- Roland GR-20 Guitar Synth

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer

- Digitech XP-300 Space Station

- Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ernie Ball volume pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- Ebtech HE2PKG Hum Eliminator

Ebtech 2-Channel Hum Eliminator

- Boomerang Phrase Sampler

Boomerang III Phrase Sampler

- Muse Receptor VST Plug-In Player

- Apple iBook

- Propellerhead Reason software

- Native Instruments Absynth software

- Ableton Live software

- Moog pedals

- Eventide ModFactor

Eventide ModFactor Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

- Eventide Pitchfactor

Eventide PitchFactor Harmonizer Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

- Pefftronics Rand-o-Matic

- Axon 50 Interface (to control soft synths on an apple laptop)

 

 

Strings and Picks
- D’Addario EXL115 gauged .011-.049

D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack

- Dunlop Jazztone 208 picks

Dunlop JD JazzTone 208 Guitar Picks 6-Pack

 

Go to the next page for some pictures of Vernon's guitar rig.

 


Thanks to Patrick Richardson for giving us permission to use these photos he took of Vernon Reid's pedalboard in 2007.

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