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Alice in Chains - Jerry Cantrell's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipment

Jerry Cantrell is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with the grunge/metal band Alice in Chains, as guitarist and main songwriter. He performs lead vocals on his solo projects, and was part of Alice in Chains' distinctive harmonizing dual-vocal style.

Jerry has played a variety of guitar gear and equipment over the years. Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Jerry Cantrell's Gutiar Rig.

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Musician's FriendCool

Guitars

- G&L Rampage Signature Jerry Cantrell guitar (based on Jerry's original)

G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Electric Guitar Whiskey

- Dean Michael Schenker USA V guitar (lower priced standard pictured below)

Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar Black & White

- Dean Soltero - he plays the USA version (Note: there are pics of Jerry playing his Deans on their site)

- G&L Rampage - with Kahler tremolo and Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck pickups (his main guitars)

- G&L ASAT

G&L Asat Classic Electric Guitar Clear Orange Maple Fretboard

- Musicman/Ernie Ball Van Halen

- Fender Stratocasters

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar With Maple Fingerboard 3-Tone Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

- Fender Telecasters

Fender Classic Series '60S Telecaster Electric Guitar Olympic White

- Gibson Les Paul customs (black and white)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Gibson Les Paul '52 GoldTop

Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Seventies GoldTop Standard

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop Vos Antique Gold

- Gibson Les Paul Junior (bought from Heart's Nancy Wilson)

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom 1959 Es-335 Historic Dot Reissue Faded Cherry

- Gibson SG (overdubs/solos on Black Gives Way to Blue album. Also using on tour)

Gibson 2014 Sg Standard Electric Guitar Ebony

- Hamer - with Sustainiac
- Danelectro bari guitar
- Guild D50 and JF30 acoustics

Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Natural

- Line 6 Variax acoustic guitar

- Martin D-35 acoustic

Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar

- Lush Custom guitar (white, looks like a tele)

- Motor City "Afwayu" bridge pickup (Rampage)

- Motor City "2nd Degree Black Belt" bridge pickup (Les Paul)



Amps and Cabinets

- Bogner Alchemist head (in his 2009 rack)

Bogner Alchemist Series Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Bogner Ubershall Head (in his 2009 rack)

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head With El34s Black Metal Grill

- Bogner cabinets with Celestion V30 speakers (2009, 2010. Isolated now)

Bogner 412Stu 210W 4X12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- Peavey 5150 (given to him by Eddie Van Halen and used often)

Evh 5150 Iii 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head Ivory

- Fender Twin Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Bogner Fish preamp (used often over the years)
- Marshalls
- Marshall 1960B Cabs 4x12" loaded with 25 watt "Greenback" Celestion speakers or Celestion vintage

Marshall 1960A Or 1960B 300W 4X12 Guitar Extension Cabinet Straight

- Hiwatt Custom Lead 30 (overdubs/solos on Black Gives Way to Blue album)

Hiwatt Custom 7 7W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Vox AC30 (overdubs/solos on Black Gives Way to Blue album)

Vox Custom Ac30c2x 30W 2X12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- Marsha amps (x2) 50-watts (made by Dave Friedman. Being used with the Shiva on 2009 tour. 2010 rig) (Friedman BE-100 pic below)

Friedman 100W 2Ch Tube Guitar Head Black

- Bogner Shiva (has stated this is his main amp, in some interviews)

 Bogner Shiva Series 80W Tube Guitar Amp Head With El34s Black

 

Effects

Note: Dunlop is making a signature model Cry Baby JC95 for Jerry

Dunlop Jc95 Jerry Cantrell Signature Crybaby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

 

The following gear was seen in Jerry's July 2009 guitar rig:

- MXR EVH Flanger

Mxr Evh-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

- Xotic Effects AC Plus

Xotic Effects Ac Plus 2-Channel Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

- Eventide TimeFactor

Eventide Timefactor Twin Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

Boss Ch-1 Super Chorus Pedal

- Boss TR-2 Tremelo

Boss Tr-2 Tremolo Pedal

- MXR Smart Gate

Mxr M-135 Smart Gate Pedal

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808HW Hard Wired pedal (limited edition)

Ibanez Ts808hw Tube Screamer Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

- Shure UL wireless units

- Whirlwind rack Multi Selector

- RJM Effects Gizmo

- Tone Freak Effects Buff Puff

- Dunlop Rotovibe

- Digital Music Corp. Ground Control GCX switcher with foot controller

Voodoo Lab Gcx Guitar Audio SwitcherVoodoo Lab Ground Control Pro Midi Foot Controller

- Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

- Palmer pga05

- MXR Bass Octave

Mxr M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal Blue Sparkle

- Boss Chorus Ensemble

 

 

Here is some gear that Jerry has been seen using in the past and present:

- BBE Soul Vibe (2010)

Bbe Soul Vibe Pedal

- JC's Honky Box (Friedman Volume Cut Box)

- Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler

Line 6 Mm4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 Pod XT Pro

Line 6 Pod Hd Pro Guitar Multi Effects

- Alesis reverb/delay

- Dunlop Heil TalkBox

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

- Dunlop Dimebag Wah Pedal

Dunlop Db-01 Dimebag Crybaby From Hell

- ISP Decimator

Isp Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

- Eventide Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- BBE Sonic Maximizer

Bbe Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal

- MosValve Poweramp
- Boss TU-2 Tuner

Boss Tu-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Electro Harmonix Big Muff pedal

Electro-Harmonix Classics Usa Big Muff Pi Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Pro Co Rat

Pro Co Rat2 Distortion Pedal

- Furman Line Conditioner

Furman Pl-Pro C Power Conditioner




Strings and Picks

- Dunlop electric strings .010-.046 gauge

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium

- Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Cryogenic Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings (previously)

Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Extra heavy Tortex guitar picks (various sizes including black and purple ones)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks .88Mm 1 Dozen

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