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Adam Jones is a Grammy Award-winning musician, guitarist and visual artist, best known for his work with the band Tool. Jones was rated the 75th Greatest Guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine and placed 9th in Guitar World's Top 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists. He's also responsible for most of Tool's music videos.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Tool's Adam Jones Guitar Rig.

Adam playing his Silverburst Les Paul

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Guitars
- Gibson Les Paul Silverburst Custom Guitars (this is Adam's main guitar)

Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Silverburst

- SH-4 JB model or a Seymour Duncan Trembucker pickups in his Gibson

Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup

- Gibson Les Paul Custom natural finish

- Gibson SG (used for some recording)

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Guild acoustic guitar (can't find exact model)

Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Natural



Amps and Cabinets
Notes: Adam Jones uses multiple amplifiers at one time. We'll list some of the supposed amps he's used live and in the studio here.
- 1976 Marshall Super Bass amp

- Diezel VH4 "blueface" amp (he has 2 Diezels in his 2010 rig)

Diezel VH4 100W Tube Guitar Head Black

- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier amp

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Sunn Beta Lead (for some recording)

- Bogner Uberschall

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s

- Rivera Knucklehead Reverb amp

Rivera K120TRE Knucklehead Tre 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with Reverb

- Peavey amp

- Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet and Mesa 2x15 bass cabinet

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- Marshall 4x12 cabinet

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

 

 

Effects

The following gear was seen in his 2010 guitar rig:

- Heil Talk Box w/ Heil mic through small Roland combo amp

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

- MXR DynaComp for the talkbox

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal

- MXR Micro Amp pedal

MXR M-133 Micro Amp Pedal

- Dunlop CryBaby BB-535 (aka 535Q) Wah

Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

- Peterson Strobostomp Tuner

- Boss BF-2 Flanger pedal

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- DOD fx40b EQ pedal

- Boss PSM-5 Power Supply pedals

- Access Virus B Advanced Simulated Analog Synthesizer

- Moog Taurus pedals

Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3

- Virus Indigo synthesizer

- Roland VK-8M

Roland VK-8M Organ Sound Module

- Korg Rack tuner

- Optical Volume pedal

- Dunlop slide

 

 

 

The following gear has also been seen in Adam's rig over the years:

- Ibanez Flanger

Maxon 9-Series FL-9 Flanger Pedal

- Ibanez Digital Delay

Maxon 9-Series AD-9 Pro Analog Delay Pedal

- Line 6 delay

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Gig-FX Chopper Effects Pedal

Gig-FX The Chopper

- Ernie Ball Standard Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- Foxx Tone Machine Reissue

- Boss SYB-5 bass synthesizer

Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer

- Boss GE-7 Equalizer

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

Strings

- Ernie Ball skinny top/heavy bottom strings (10-52 gauge)

Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

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