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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

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- 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

Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup

- 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 SG Standard Electric Guitar

- 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 Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall Mk II reissue

- Marshall 1959HW amps

Marshall 1959HW Handwired Plexi Head

- Marshall JCM800 head

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Mesa Boogie Lonestar 1x12 combo

- Mesa/Boogie V-Twin

- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifiers

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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

Diezel Herbert 180W Tube Guitar Head Black

- Les Paul Junior amp

- Marshall SL100 amps

- Matamp Green 120 head

- Marshall 1960 Vintage AX and BX 4x12" cabinets

Marshall 1960AX or 1960BX 100W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet




Effects

- GigRig Midi 8 controller (2012)

- Furman power conditioner

Furman PL-8C Power Conditioner

- Sennheiser EM3532

- Korg DTR2 guitar tuner

- Ground Control GCX Guitar Audio Switchers

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- MXR Micro Amp

MXR M-133 Micro Amp Pedal

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

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- Moogerfooger Phaser

Moog MF-103 moogerfooger 6/12 Stage Phaser

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 Echo Pro

- Fishman powerblend pedal

- Mesa Boogie amp switchers

- Marshall Powerbrake attenuators

- Mike Hill isolated line splitter

- Boss LS1 line selectors

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- Boss TU-2 tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner




Strings, picks and cables

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

Ernie Ball 2208 Slinky Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings

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

Dunlop Nylon Standard Guitar PickDunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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

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