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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 HB Telecaster

- Fender J5 Triple Deluxe Telecaster

- Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar

- Fender John 5 J5 special edition acoustic

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

- Gibson Les Paul - Honey Burst

- 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)

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

- 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)

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

- ’55 Fender Champ

- Marshall 1960B Cabinets

- 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)

- 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 Super Overdrive

- Boss super chorus CH-1

- Whirlwind A/B Selector

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah pedal

- Furman PL-Plus Series II Power Conditioner

- VS-R StroboRack Virtual Strobe Tuner

- Samson UR-80 Wireless

- Audiotech Switcher

- Dimarzio John 5 Signature Cables

Note: He uses batteries in his pedals

 

 

 

John also has been seen using:

- Aphex Model 1403 Guitar XCITER

- Aphex Model 1404 Punch Factory

- Morley A/B Boxes

- Klark Teknik Direct Box

- Fender Black 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

- Coffin Case Blood Drive BDFX-1

- Digitech Whammy

- Dunlop MXR M-103 Blue Box

- Dunlop MXR M-102 Dyna Comp

- Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90

- Dunlop MXR Smart Gate pedal

- Dunlop MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus

- Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive

 - Dunlop Rotovibe

- Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer

- 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 Tube Screamer TS9

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler

- Marshall Fuzz Pedal

- Moog Big Briar Moogerfooger

- Planet Waves Cables

- Zoom G1J John 5 Signature Pedal

- Boss Adaptive Distortion DA-2 pedal

- Boss TE-2 Tera Echo

 



Strings and picks
- GHS Boomers strings 9-42 gauge

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

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

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