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Billy Corgan has been on the scene with The Smashing Pumpkins for a long time and also some other interesting side projects like Zwan. In this article we take a look at what our guitar hero uses for guitar gear and equipment. Let's take a look at what gear and equipment has been seen in  Billy Corgan's Guitar Rig!

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Guitars

Note: Billy has played many guitars. Here is a good sampling of them.

- Fender Billy Corgan signature Strat - this guitar has Dimarzio pickups. Don't be fooled - they look like Lace Sensors.

Fender Billy Corgan Stratocaster Electric Guitar Olympic White

Note: Corgan likes Lace Sensor pickups on many of his Fender guitars

Lace Sensor Hot Gold with Hot Bridge 3-Pack

- Fender Mustang electric guitars

Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

- Fender '57 reissue Stratocaster

DISCONTINUED - Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst

- '74 Fender Stratocaster

- '72 Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue - cherry

- Gibson Les Paul Special

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special Single Cutaway VOS Electric Guitar

- Gibson SG Special

Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar

- Gibson SG Standard

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Flying V

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Fender Eric Clapton Signature Strat with Lace Sensor pickups (used on Siamese Dream)

- Ovation 12-string Elite acoustic (black) and Ovation Standard Balladeer

Ovation Standard Elite 2758 AX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Epiphone G-400 SG (with EMGs)

Epiphone G-400 SG PRO Electric Guitar

- Gibson Dove Acoustic

Gibson Dove Modern Classic Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- 1947 C.F. Martin 00-28G Acoustic Guitar (recording of "To Sheila")

Martin 00-28VS Acoustic Guitar

- Taylor 610ce and 810ce acoustics

Taylor 2012 810ce Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

- Gibson Tony Iommi signature SG

- Schecter C-1 EX baritone (Gibson Tony Iommi Guitar Pickups)

Gibson Tony Iommi Guitar Pickup

 

Pickups

- DiMarzio Billy Corgan Prewired Pickguard

Dimarzio Billy Corgan Prewired Pickguard Black

- DiMarzio DP226 BC2 Billy Corgan Bridge Pickup

Dimarzio Dp226 Bc2 Billy Corgan Bridge Pickup Black

- DiMarzio DP225 BC1 Billy Corgan Neck Pickup

DiMarzio DP225 BC1 Billy Corgan Neck Pickup

 

 

Amplifiers and Cabinets
- 1984 Marshall JCM 800 100-watt amplifier head with KT-88 tubes

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall JMP-1 rack preamp

- ADA MP-1 preamp

- Vox AC30

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Orange OR-80 amp head

- Marshall MK II 100-watt head

- Marshall 1960A/B 4 X 12 cabinets

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Fender Twin Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Bogner Uberschall heads

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s

- Diezel Herbert heads

Diezel Herbert 180W Tube Guitar Head Black

 

 

Effects

Billy has a large collection of pedals, including:

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion pedal (set to 1'oclock, 1'oclock, max)

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fender extreme octave/fuzz pedal - The Fender Blender

Fender Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter pedal

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Micro-Synth

Electro-Harmonix MicroSynth XO Guitar Effects Pedal - Micro Synth

- Alesis 3630 compressor

Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate

- EVENTIDE H-3000SE Ultra Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- Digitech DHP-55 Harmony processor
- Korg SDD-2000 sampling digital delay
- Mu-tron Bi-Phaser
- Digitech whammy pedals

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger

Electro-Harmonix Classics Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger / Filter Matrix Guitar Effects Pedal

- DLS Effects Ultra ChorusII (thanks to Dave at DLS for the info)

DLS Effects Ultra ChorusII

- DLS Effects RotoSIM

DLS Effects RotoSim pedal

- EHX Polyphase (old version)

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Polyphase Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Distortion II

- MXR Phase 100 (Siamese Dream lead tone, turn speed down)

MXR M-107 Phase 100 Effects Pedal

- Ring Stinger pedal

 

 

Strings
- DR Hi-beam nickel-plated strings -.009's-.042's

DR Strings LTR-9 Hi-Beam Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings

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