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Chad Kroeger is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the major band Nickelback. Most people don't realize that Chad Kroeger actually plays the guitar in Nickelback - but he does, and he does it well.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Nickleback's Chad Kroeger's Guitar Rig.

Chad Kroeger playing guitar with Nickelback

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Guitars

- Gibson Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul (2010)

- six PRS (Paul Reed Smith) Singlecuts with stock PRS 7 pickups in various tuning (Note: PRS website says they discontinued this guitar for 2007)

- PRS Hollowbody II

- PRS Archtop

- two Yamaha CJX32 jumbo acoustic electrics

- EMG 60, 81, 85, and ACS pickups (According to the EMG website)

- Gibson 7-string Explorer (black) (6 string pic below)

- Gibson Les Paul Custom (black with one knob - other 3 removed)

- Gibson Les Paul Custom silverburst

- Gibson Les Paul Custom (has dark horse logo and crystals on it)

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifiers amps (dirty tones)

- Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet

- Marshall 1960 4x12 cabinet

- Fender Twin Reverb modified by M.I.N.E. in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, to function as a head only

- Tone Tubby 2x12 cabinet

- Vox AC30

- Vox 2x12 cabinet

- Vox Valvetronix series amps (Interview on Vox site says Chad has used them for cleans before)

- Mesa Stiletto Deuce

- Fender Super 60 head (rare)

 

Effects
- Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor

- Boss TR-2 Tremolo

- Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

- Boss BF-3 Flanger

- Boss DD-3 Delay

- Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

- Boss GE-7 pedal

- Heil Sound Talk box

- Dunlop CryBaby wah pedal 535Q

- wireless is a Shure system with four receivers

- Tour Supply switcher to change guitars on the fly

- Furman IT1230 Balanced Isolation Transformer

- Mesa/Boogie High Gain Amp Switcher

- Vox Valvetronix Tonelab SE

- Ibanez Tubescreamer

- Dunlop MXR Phase 90

- Electro Harmonix Big Muff

- Digitech Whammy

- Voodoo Lab GCX and Ground Control (backstage)

- Radial Headbone




 

 

Picks and strings
- Dunlop Tortex .60mm

- Ernie Ball Power Slinky guages 11 - 48

- Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky gauges 12 - 56

- Acoustic Strings: Ernie Ball Gauge Power Slinky gauges 13 - 56





Guitar Straps
- Levy's guitar straps



Mics
Vocal mics: Shure U4-D/Beta58 wireless

Talkbox mic: Shure PG57

Cabinet mics: Sennheiser MD 409 (2: 1 on each stack), Shure SM57 (on Fender Twin)



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