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Marty Friedman is a guitarist perhaps best known as the lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Megadeth ( no, it's not spelled megadeath ) for close to ten years. He now resides in Japan. He hosted his own television programs, Rock Fujiyama and Jukebox English on Japanese television.

Prior to joining Megadeth, Marty Friedman formed and played lead guitar in several other bands, including Deuce, Hawaii, Vixen (not the all-female band of the same name), and notably Cacophony. Cacophony featured neoclassical metal elements and synchronized twin guitar harmonies and counterpoints shared with guitarist Jason Becker on their two albums, Go Off! and Speed Metal Symphony. Friedman also has been releasing solo albums for quite some time.

Being a shredmaster, Friedman has played on some cool guitar rigs and gear, which we researched for your viewing pleasure.

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

Marty Friedman shredding

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Guitars

- Paul Reed Smith Singlecut and Tremonti model guitars

PRS Mark Tremonti Signature Model Electric Guitar

- In his Cacophony days, Carvin guitars, mainly a V220M model. Also used Carvin on his first solo recording, Dragon Kiss.

- Jackson Guitars (stopped using them in 2000 when Fender bought Jackson)

- Jackson Kelly (he made this model famous and had his own signature KE1 guitar model)

Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar

- Ibanez Guitars (has a singature model available in Japan)

- Ibanez Marty Friedman Model ( Ibanez MFM-1 signature guitar, which is basically an SZ model with stars on the frets and body)

- Gretsch Chet Atkins

Gretsch Guitars G6120TM Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar Tiger Maple Stain

- Fender Stratocaster

Fender 2012 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Dean guitar

- Ibanez Iceman

Ibanez Iceman ICT700 Electric Guitar

- Ovation (various models) acoustic guitars

Ovation Celebrity CC24S Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Seymour Duncan/Ibanez pickups

- Fender Precision bass

Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Rosewood Fingerboard

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Bogner amps during Megadeth days (this is debated which model exactly. Likely Triple Giant preamp)

- CAE 3+ Preamps and VHT 2150 power amps (older days)

- Crate Blue Voodoo tube amplifiers (BV120HB)

- Crate 4x12 cabinets (BV412RV)

- ENGL amplifiers Special Edition heads (recent)

Engl Special Edition E 670 100W Guitar Amp Head (6L6)

- ENGL Vintage cabinets

Engl PRO Slanted E412VS 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Ampeg SVT Bass amp

Ampeg SVT-4PRO Tube Bass Amp Head

- Various Marshall amps

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

 

 

Effects and more
- Samson Concert Series Wireless
- Planet Waves Cables

Planet Waves Gold-Plated 1/4

- Future Sonics ear monitors

- Boss GS-10 (has been discontinued)

- Boss GT-6 and GT-8 (GT-100 pic below)

Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

- MAXON AF-9 Auto Filter

Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

- Boss DD-5

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Sansamp GT2

Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 Tube Amp Emulator

- Sansamp Acoustic DI

- E/H Zipper envelope filter

- Roland VG 88 (VG99 pictured below)

Roland VG-99 V-Guitar Multi Effects Processor System

- Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra



Strings and Picks
- D'Addario 010-.046  and .10 - .52 gauge strings

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

- Pickboy Picks

- Dunlop Tortex picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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