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Thomas Erak is the lead guitarist and lead vocalist from Mukilteo, Washington based prog-rock/post-hardcore band The Fall of Troy. Thomas is currently endorsed by Gibson USA & Orange Amplification. He used to provide vocals for the now defunct Seattle hardcore band, The Hills Have Eyes. His father played as a session musician with The Eagles, playing the Bass guitar, and touring with his side project. As a guitarist, Erak claims to be influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan. As a writer, he claims Kurt Cobain is his biggest influence. He has been playing the drums since he was 2 years old, and has been playing the guitar for seven years.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in The Fall of Troy's Thomas Erak's Guitar Rig.

Thomas Erak on guitar

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Guitars
- Gibson Les Paul Studio Swamp Ash edition

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Swamp Ash Studio Electric Guitar Natural Satin

- Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cut Plus, Rootbeer Finish, with a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge (second of this model Erak has used)

Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup

- Gibson SG-X in Caribbean Blue (Now is broken)

- Gibson SG GT in Muscle Green

- LTD Viper-400 Vintage Sunburst (Erak has stated he dislikes using this guitar) (viper 300 pic below)

ESP LTD Viper 300M Electric Guitar Vintage Brown Stain

- LTD EC-400, See-Thru black cherry (discontinued and last heard to be lost during a European tour)

- Rickenbacker 330, Maple-Glo Finish (Not used live anymore due to its being a gift and danger of being broken)

- Epiphone Flying V, Black(Neck was broken at the end of a show)

- Epiphone G-400, Cherry Red (Used in The Thirty Years War and no longer used, unknown reason)

Epiphone G-400 SG PRO Electric Guitar

 

 

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Budda Superdrive 80 head (he's been seen using the Budda's with the Oranges in 2009. Budda site says he is endorsed)

Budda Superdrive 80 Series II Head

- Budda Phat 12 2x12 extension cabs

Budda 2X12 Extension Cabinet Closed Back

- Orange AD-140 Twin Channel Head

Orange Amplifiers AD Series AD30HTC 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Orange Rockerverb 100 Head

Orange Amplifiers Rockerverb 100 MK II 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Two Orange 4x12 cabinets

Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC412-HP 400W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Marshall JCM900 SL-X 2100 Master Volume head



Effects
- BOSS TU-2 Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- Ibanez TS-9DX Tube Screamer Turbo

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

- Digitech Whammy Pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Maxon AD-999 Analog Delay Pedal

Maxon AD999 Pro Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- BOSS DD-5 and DD-3 Digital Delay pedals

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi USA

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 FM-4 Filter Modeler

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal

Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal

- SKB PS-45 Integrated Pedalboard x2

SKB PS-45 Professional Pedalboard

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter (Russian Version)

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- BOSS PH-2 Super Phaser

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- BOSS DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal with Remote Jack

- Visual Sound Jekyll And Hyde Distortion Pedal

Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Pedal

Go to the next page for pictures of Thomas Erak's guitar Rig

 

 

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