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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.

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Guitars

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

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

- 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

- Musicman/Ernie Ball Van Halen

- Fender Stratocasters

- Fender Telecasters

- Gibson Les Paul customs (black and white)

- Gibson Les Paul '52 GoldTop

- Gibson Les Paul Seventies GoldTop Standard

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

- Gibson ES-335

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

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

- Line 6 Variax acoustic guitar

- Martin D-35 acoustic

- 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 Ubershall Head (in his 2009 rack)

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

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

- Fender Twin Reverb

- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Effects

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

 

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

- MXR EVH Flanger

- Xotic Effects AC Plus

- Eventide TimeFactor

- Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

- Boss TR-2 Tremelo

- MXR Smart Gate

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

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

- 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

- Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

- Palmer pga05

- MXR Bass Octave

- Boss Chorus Ensemble

 

 

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

- BBE Soul Vibe (2010)

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

- Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler

- Line 6 Pod XT Pro

- Alesis reverb/delay

- Dunlop Heil TalkBox

- Dunlop Dimebag Wah Pedal

- ISP Decimator

- Eventide Harmonizer

- BBE Sonic Maximizer

- MosValve Poweramp
- Boss TU-2 Tuner

- Electro Harmonix Big Muff pedal

- Pro Co Rat

- Furman Line Conditioner






Strings and Picks

- Dunlop electric strings .010-.046 gauge

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

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

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