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Stephen Carpenter is the lead guitarist and occasional multi-instrumentalist in Deftones.

Carpenter has a side project called Kush, featuring Christian and Raymond from Fear Factory and B-Real from Cypress Hill. Carpenter also recently formed a second side project called Sol Invicto that is described as metal meets drum and bass.

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

Stephen Carpenter playing guitar

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Guitars
 Stephen Carpenter ESP model guitars:

- ESP Stephen Carpenter 7-String Stef-7 Electric Guitar

- ESP LTD SC-608B Stephen Carpenter Baritone 8 string guitar

ESP LTD SC-608B Baritone Stephen Carpenter Signature Series Electric Guitar Black

- ESP LTD Stephen Carpenter 7-String SC-207 Electric Guitar

ESP LTD SC-207 Stephen Carpenter Signature Series 7-String Electric Guitar Black

- ESP LTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar

ESP LTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar black

- ESP LTD SC-607B 7-String Baritone Electric Guitar

ESP LTD SC-607B 7-String Baritone Electric Guitar

- EMG-707-85s pickups

Emg Emg-707 7-String Guitar Active Pickup Black

Note: Carpenter brings tons of guitars on tour with him

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall JCM 800 heads

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall 9200 Dual MonoBlock Power Amp

- Marshall EL34 100/100 power amps

- Marshall 1960B Straight Cabinets / 4x12 (80 watt and 75 watt speakers are used in the various cabs)

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

Notes: He's been playing Marshalls since he began playing guitar

 


Effects

- Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II

- Zvex machine wah and fuzz factory

ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Bass micro synthesizer

Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Effects Pedal

- Boss PS-5 Super Phase Shifter

- Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

- Boss CH-1 Super Chorus

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Boss FL-2 Flanger

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- Whirlwind A/B box

Whirlwind Selector A/B Box

- Boss FZ-2 Fuzz / Boost

Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal

- Boss OC-2 Octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pan

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

- Rocktron All Access Midi Foot Controller

- ADA MP-1 Midi Preamp

- Korg DTR-1 Rack Tuner

- Marshall JMP-1 Midi Preamp

- Rocktron Patchmate Switcher / Router

- Rocktron Replifex Multi-FX

- Native Instruments Guitar Rig

- Line 6 POD XT Pro - "In my guitar rack I have one POD Pro so I can use it strictly for my direct signal" - Stephen Carpenter

Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Multi Effects

- Furman Power Conditioner

Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner

- TC Electronic 2290 signal processor

- Ernie Ball Volume

Ernie Ball 6165 Stereo Volume/Pan Pedal

 

 

Strings and picks

- Ernie Ball .011-.059 gauge strings

Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

Quote: "I like my action set a bit high" - Stephen Carpenter

- 1 mm Dunlop Tortex picks (black with custom logo)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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