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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.

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

- Fender Mustang electric guitars

- Fender '57 reissue Stratocaster

- '74 Fender Stratocaster

- '72 Gibson ES-335

- Gibson Les Paul Special

- Gibson SG Special

- Gibson SG Standard

- Gibson Flying V

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

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

- Epiphone G-400 SG (with EMGs)

- Gibson Dove Acoustic

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

- Taylor 610ce and 810ce acoustics

- Gibson Tony Iommi signature SG

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



 

Pickups

- DiMarzio Billy Corgan Prewired Pickguard

- DiMarzio DP226 BC2 Billy Corgan Bridge Pickup

- DiMarzio DP225 BC1 Billy Corgan Neck Pickup

 

 

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

- Marshall JMP-1 rack preamp

- ADA MP-1 preamp

- Vox AC30

- Orange OR-80 amp head

- Marshall MK II 100-watt head

- Marshall 1960A/B 4 X 12 cabinets

- Fender Twin Reverb

- Bogner Uberschall heads



- Diezel Herbert heads

 

 

Effects

Billy has a large collection of pedals, including:

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

- Fender extreme octave/fuzz pedal - The Fender Blender

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Micro-Synth

- Alesis 3630 compressor

- EVENTIDE H-3000SE Ultra Harmonizer

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

- Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger

- 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)

- MXR Distortion II

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

- Ring Stinger pedal

 

 

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

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