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Prince, who has been known as a symbol and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (TAFKAP), is much more than a singer and excellent songwriter. He also plays a mean guitar, bass, drums and more! Guitar is the instrument he most often plays live. This listing may be gear he reportedly has once used or is still using.

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

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Guitars

- Vox HDC-77 semi-hollow guitar (custom paint)

Vox Double Cut Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Black Burst HDC-77

- Multiple custom made Cloud guitars

- Multiple Love Symbol shaped guitars

- Hohner TE

- Fake Hohner which squirts water

- Gibson Les Paul JR covered with fake fur

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Satin Vintage Sunburst

- Fender Lake Placid Blue Blue Stratocaster

Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue Rosewood Fretboard

- Fender Dark Blue Tele with flowers painted on it

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Black and white Auerswald Model C guitars with sustain bow

- Gibson Gold top Les Paul Junior in the "Dinner with Delores"video

- custom Schecter nicknamed 'Habibi'

- Warwick Thumb bass (white with eye graphic)

Warwick Thumb Bass Guitar 4-String

- Ibanez George Benson

Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric

Notes: At least some of the solidbody guitars are equipped with EMG active pickups (EMG SA and EMG 81's)

Emg Emg-Sa Alnico Single Coil Active Pickup BlackEMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup


 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa/Boogie Heartbreaker Guitar Amps with Mesa Recto 4x12 and 2x12 Cabinets

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

- Mesa/Boogie Strategy 500

- Mesa/Boogie Lonestar 2 x 12 combo amps

- Soldano SLO 100

Soldano SLO100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

- straight-front Peavey 5150 4 x 12s loaded with EV speakers

- Marshall 4 x 12 slant cabinets loaded with Celestion vintage 30s

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension CabinetCelestion Vintage 30 60W 12inch Guitar Speaker

- ORANGE AD140HTC guitar amps and ORANGE PPC412 cabinets (Good Morning America performance)

Orange Amplifiers AD Series AD30HTC 30W Tube Guitar Amp HeadOrange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC412-HP 400W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet


Effects
- Colorsound Wah

- Boss BF-2 Flanger

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal

- Boss OD-2 Overdrive

Boss OD-3 OverDrive Pedal

- Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Roland FC-100

- Boss DS-2 Turbo Overdrive

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal with Remote Jack

- Boss VB-2 Vibrato

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Boss FL-2 Flanger

- Boss OC-2 Octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Roland EV-5 (controls GP-16 whammy)

Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal

- Dunlop Rotovibe

- Sampson UR 5Ds
- Uptown Technologies Flash switcher (used to select between the wireless units)
- Digital Music Corp MX-8 is used for MIDI switching
- Roland GP-16 is for whammy effects
- Zoom 9030
- Uptown Great Divide
- Behringer Denoiser
- Soldano/caswell preamp
- Avalon Direct Box

Avalon Ultra Five Direct Box Instrument Preamplifier

- DiMideo mic preamp
- tube Urei LA2A compressor
- RanE ME30
- Furman PL-8

Furman PL-8C Power Conditioner

- Furman PL-Pro

Furman PL-Pro C Power Conditioner

- Furman AR-117

- It looked like Prince MAY have had a Line 6 MM4 on his board during Jay Leno performance 3/26/2009

Line 6 MM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

 

Strings and other things
- DR HR Highbeam strings .009 - .042 guage

DR Strings LTR-9 Hi-Beam Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings

- Finger Ease string lubricant

Fingerease Guitar String Lubricant

- Monster Cable

Monster Cable Monster Rock 1/4

 

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