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John Frusciante is the guitarist for the funk rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also made a number of solo records. If you want to know how he gets his funky guitar sound, read further.

John uses has used a wide range of guitars throughout his years with RHCP and as a solo artist. He is known for using a lot of guitars under the Fender brand. Below is a list of equipment that John has reportedly used through the years.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in the Red Hot CHili Pepper's John Frusciante's Guitar Rig.

John on a strat guitar

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Guitars
- 1962 Fender Strat (sunburst. well worn, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups) (John's main guitar, he adores it)

DISCONTINUED - Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar - sunburst

- 1955 Fender Strat with a maple neck (sunburst, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

- 1961 Fender Stratocaster (fiesta red, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Burnt Heavy Relic Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst

- 1963 Fender Stratocaster (white)

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1963 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black

- 1963 Fender Telecaster (sunburst)

Fender Custom Shop '63 Telecaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar - Sonic Blue

- 1955 Gretsch White Falcon

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

- Taylor 314ce Acoustic (for Venice Queen)

Taylor 314ce Sapele/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

- 1960's Fender Jaguar (for warmups) and other Jags

Fender American Vintage '65 Jaguar Electric Guitar

- 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom

Gibson Custom SG Standard Standard Historic Reissue VOS Faded Cherry

- Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty (for a cover song called Black Cross)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Vintage Gibson ES-175

Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar

- Fender Mustang(s)

Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

- 1961 Rickenbacker

- Martin acoustic Guitars (two 0-15s and a 0-18)

Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar

- Australian Maton acoustic (submitted by user Saul)

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall Silver Jubilee 100W for his "crunch" channel (similar to the 2203 pictured below)

 Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- 200W Marshall Major (clean sound) (KT 88 tubes)
- Marshall 1960's (A and B) cabs

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


- 1965 Fender Reverb head

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

 


Effects
- Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal with Remote Jack

 - Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

- Boss FV-50 Volume pedal

Boss FV-50H Stereo Volume Pedal

- Boss Master Switch (the red one)

- Digitech Whammy pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech PDS-1002 Digital Delay (2x)

- Dunlop Dimebag Custom CryBaby Wah pedal

Dunlop DB-01 Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi

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

- Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger

Electro-Harmonix Classics Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger / Filter Matrix Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n

Electro-Harmonix Classics English Muff'n Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ibanez WH-10 Wah (2x)

- Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

 - Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Micro Amp (2x)

MXR M-133 Micro Amp Pedal

- MXR Phase 90 (Frusciante used to use)

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Moog MF-101 Low-Pass Filter

Moog Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter 

- Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator

Moog MF-102 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator

- Moog MF-103 12-Stage Phaser

Moog MF-103 moogerfooger 6/12 Stage Phaser

- Moog MF-105 and 105B Bass MURF pedals

Moog MF-105M Moogerfooger MIDI MuRF Analog Filter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Moog CP-251 Control Processor

 Moog CP-251 Moogerfooger Control Processor

- Obi-Wah

- Zvex Fuzz Factory

 ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- Boss DM-2

 



Strings, Picks and More
- D'Addario XL .10s-.046 (with a .11 on the high E string)

 D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack

- levy's strap (mss8 is the model)
- Orange Jim Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm picks

 Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

Go to the next page for awesome pictures of John Frusciante's Guitar Rig

 

 

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