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Dan Hawkins was the guitarist and backing singer of the awesome UK band, The Darkness and now plays lead guitar for their successor band Stone Gods.

If you listened to The Darkness, you know they had some awesome rock guitar tones. Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Dan Hawkins Guitar Rig.

Dan Hawkins on Les Paul guitar 

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Guitars
- three Gibson Les Paul Standards fitted with PAF pickups, one in honeyburst ("Dune"), one in black ("Black Shuck") and one in cherry burst

- one Gibson Les Paul Standard fitted with a Seymour Duncan custom pickup at the bridge and a Seymour Duncan '59 at the neck in dark burst

- one Gibson Les Paul Standard fitted with a Seymour Duncan custom pickup at the bridge, a Burst Bucker 3 at the neck and a Fishman Powerbridge transducer, finished in white

- one Gretsch Elliot Easton Signature series fitted with a Seymour Duncan custom pickup at the bridge and a Seymour Duncan '59 at the neck, finished in black

- one Gibson SG, one Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature series and one Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty (3 pickup) – these three are rarely, if ever, played live

- Gibson custom shop Justin Hawkins Signature series guitars

- 1969 Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar

Notes: One of his Les Pauls was owned by Jimmy Page


Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall 1959 Super Lead 100 reissue (1959SLP) amp

- Marshall Mk II reissue

- Marshall 1959HW amps

- Marshall JCM800 head

- Mesa Boogie Lonestar 1x12 combo

- Mesa/Boogie V-Twin

- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifiers

- Diezel heads??? - there is a Diezel in the above pic, although we aren't sure if it is Hawkins' amp

- Les Paul Junior amp

- Marshall SL100 amps

- Matamp Green 120 head

- Marshall 1960 Vintage AX and BX 4x12" cabinets




Effects

- GigRig Midi 8 controller (2012)

- Furman power conditioner

- Sennheiser EM3532

- Korg DTR2 guitar tuner

- Ground Control GCX Guitar Audio Switchers

- MXR Micro Amp

- Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-808 Distortion pedal (a big piece of his sound)

- Moogerfooger Phaser

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay

- Line 6 Echo Pro

- Fishman powerblend pedal

- Mesa Boogie amp switchers

- Marshall Powerbrake attenuators

- Mike Hill isolated line splitter

- Boss LS1 line selectors

- Boss TU-2 tuner




Strings, picks and cables

- Ernie Ball custom gauges 11, 15, 22plain, 32, 44, 54

- Jim Dunlop 73mm nylon and custom-printed Tortex picks



- Canare GS6 cables (all jacks are either Switchcraft angles or Neutrik straights)

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