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John 5 had his stage name was bestowed upon him back in 1998 when he joined rock group Marilyn Manson as their guitarist taking over from Zim Zum. John 5 also is the permanent guitarist for horror rock maestro/musician/cult film director Rob Zombie.

He is also a solo artist having recorded three critically acclaimed guitar albums - "Vertigo (2004)", "Songs For Sanity (2005)" and "The Devil Knows My Name (2007)". He also works as a staff writer for Crysallis Records, working with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Garbage and FeFe Dobson.

John 5 has played on a hell-of-a-lot of gear. Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in John 5's Guitar Rig!

John 5 playing guitar

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Guitars

- Fender Custom Shop John 5 J5 Telecaster With Bigsby

Fender Custom Shop John 5 Telecaster W/Bigsby Electric Guitar Black

- Fender Custom Shop John 5 HB Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop John 5 Telecaster Electric Guitar Black

- Fender J5 Triple Deluxe Telecaster

Fender J5 Triple Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar Black

- Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar

Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar Black

- Fender John 5 J5 special edition acoustic

- Fender Custom Shop Tele - Black, Mirror Pickguard. w/Floyd

- Gibson Les Paul - Honey Burst

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- Fender Custom Shop "Flat Head" - Yellow - "CW Fleming"

- Fender Tele - Black w/Floyd - No Pickguard

- Fender Tele w/Bigsby - Black - Mirror Pickguard - "Red Dave"

- Fender Custom Shop "Flat Head" - Grey

- Fender Custom Shop "Sub Sonic" - Black w/Mirror Pickguard

- Fender custom double neck tele John 5 model - one neck is a baritone

- Fender Custom John5 "Buck-5" Telecaster (red, silver, blue sparkle)

- Fender '58 Telecaster

- Fender '67 Custom Telecaster

- Gretsch Guitars G6136T White Falcon with Bigsby  (Foxy Foxy video with Rob Zombie)

Gretsch Guitars G6139T-CBDC White Falcon Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby

- Martin D-45 and D-28 acoustic guitars (used on God Told Me To album)

Martin D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic GuitarMartin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural

- Ibanez AX guitar

 


Amps and Cabinets

In an 11/19/09 interview, John showed that he was using:

- Marshall JCM 900 100watt High Gain Dual Reverb (white)
- Marshall JCM 900 (red)
- Marshall JCM 900 backup
- Marshall Mode 4 amplifier head

 

 

John also has been seen using:

- Marshall JVM410H amplifier head (as first reported in a Marshall 2008 press release)

Marshall JVM Series JVM410H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Amp Head Case - "Dragon Head" "Circle 5"

- ’55 Fender Champ

- Marshall 1960B Cabinets

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

- Crate BV300HB, BV412RVB and BV215B Blue Voodoo Amps (the 120 watt is pictured below)

- Marshall EL34 100/100 Dual Monobloc Amp

- Marshall JMP-1

- Fender Tonemaster (see the mini version below)

Fender Mini Tone-Master Amp

- Framus Dragon Head and 4x12 Cabinets

- Laney VH100R Head and Slant Cabinets 4x12

 

 

 

Effects and other gear

In an 11/19/09 interview, John showed that he was using:

- Boss NS-2

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Boss Super Overdrive

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Boss super chorus CH-1

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

- Whirlwind A/B Selector

Whirlwind Selector A/B Box

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah pedal

Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

- Furman PL-Plus Series II Power Conditioner

Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner

- VS-R StroboRack Virtual Strobe Tuner

Peterson VS-R StroboRack Virtual Strobe Tuner

- Samson UR-80 Wireless

- Audiotech Switcher

- Dimarzio John 5 Signature Cables

DiMarzio John 5 Signature Instrument Cable Black 18 Foot

Note: He uses batteries in his pedals

 

 

 

John also has been seen using:

- Aphex Model 1403 Guitar XCITER

Aphex Xciter Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom Effects Pedal

- Aphex Model 1404 Punch Factory

Aphex Punch Factory Optical Compressor Effects Pedal

- Morley A/B Boxes

Morley Quad Box Guitar and Amp Switcher

- Klark Teknik Direct Box

- Fender Black Leather Guitar Strap

Fender Deluxe Vintage Leather Guitar Strap

- Audiotech Source Selector 1X6 Rack Mount Audio Switcher

- Hot Hand Motion-Controlled Effects (endorsed - see their site)

- Black Cat Bass Octave Fuzz

- Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

- Boss DD-5 Digital Delay

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Coffin Case Blood Drive BDFX-1

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop MXR M-103 Blue Box

MXR M-103 Blue Box pedal

- Dunlop MXR M-102 Dyna Comp

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal

- Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- Dunlop MXR Smart Gate pedal

MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal

- Dunlop MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus

MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal

- Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive

MXR ZW-44 Wylde Overdrive Pedal

 - Dunlop Rotovibe

- Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Effects Pedal

- Guyatone PS-3 Phase Shifter

- Guyatone VT-X Vintage Tremolo

- Guyatone Wah-Rocker WR3

- Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger

- Ibanez DE7 Delay Echo

- Ibanez LF7 Lo-Fi Filter

- Ibanez PH7 Phaser

- Ibanez SM7 Smash Box Distortion Effects pedal

- Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Marshall Fuzz Pedal

- Moog Big Briar Moogerfooger

- Planet Waves Cables

- Zoom G1J John 5 Signature Pedal

- Boss Adaptive Distortion DA-2 pedal

Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss TE-2 Tera Echo

Boss Te-2 Tera Echo Guitar Effects Pedal

 



Strings and picks
- GHS Boomers strings 9-42 gauge

GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings

- D’Addario EXV145 (.012 set for baritone guitars only)

- Custom Fender and 351 HV BLK CX D'Andrea Picks

D'Andrea 351 Vintage Celluloid Guitar Picks One Dozen

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