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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)

- 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



- Fender Lake Placid Blue Blue Stratocaster

- Fender Dark Blue Tele with flowers painted on it

- 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)

- Ibanez George Benson

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




 

 

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

- Mesa/Boogie Strategy 500

- Mesa/Boogie Lonestar 2 x 12 combo amps

- Soldano SLO 100

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

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

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




Effects
- Colorsound Wah

- Boss BF-2 Flanger

- Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

- Boss OD-2 Overdrive

- Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

- Digitech Whammy

- Roland FC-100

- Boss DS-2 Turbo Overdrive

- Boss VB-2 Vibrato

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

- Boss FL-2 Flanger

- Boss OC-2 Octave

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah

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

- 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

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

- Furman PL-Pro

- Furman AR-117

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



 

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

- Finger Ease string lubricant

- Monster Cable

 

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