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Synyster Gates is the lead guitarist for the band Avenged Sevenfold.

He has been sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research since 2004, and has signature Avenger models.

An interesting fact is that Synyster Gates attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood as part of the GIT program, studying jazz guitar.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Synyster Gates' Guitar Gear Rig.

Synyster Gates on guitar

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Guitars

- Schecter Synyster Gates Signature Custom models with Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invaders and Sustainiac neck pickup sustainer

Schecter Guitar Research Synyster Gates Custom w/ Sustaniac Pickup Electric Guitar

Syn is said to have a large collection of custom Schecters, including a Rebel flag, American flag, German flag, Black with Red Stripes, Red with Black Stripes, and also one with a Tune-O-Matic Bridge.

Note: There are also a lower priced Schecter Synyster Gates Signature Deluxe and Special models:

Schecter Guitar Research Synyster Gates Deluxe Electric Guitar

- Schecter Avengers

- Schecter Custom C-1 FR and Hellraiser C-1 FR

Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser C-1 FR Electric Guitar

- Schecter PT Fastback

- Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom  (not sure what color)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Parker Fly (not sure exact model/color)

Parker Guitars Fly Mojo Flame Electric Guitar

- Ibanez - RG Prestige

- Schecter S-1 loaded with Seymour Duncan JBs

 Schecter Guitar Research S-1 Custom Electric Guitar

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Schecter Hellwin Synyster Gates amplifiers (Hellwin USA 100) and cabs (released 2013)

Schecter Guitar Research SYN412-ST Hellwin USA 4x12 Straight Guitar Speaker CabinetSchecter Guitar Research SYN100-H Hellwin USA 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

 

- Marshall JVM205H (2010)

Marshall JVM Series JVM205H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- In February 2009 Guitar World Mag, Gates said they got an endoresement from Marshall and are using JCM800's only

- Marshall JCM800 amp heads

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

Syn used the Bogners before the Marshall endorsement:

- Bogner Uberschall and Caveman amps

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s

- Bogner Uberkab 4x12" and standard Bogner 4x12"

Bogner 412STU 210W 4x12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifiers

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Krank Revolution Head

Krank Revolution REP 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Krank Revolution 4x12" cabinet

Krank Revolution 4x12 Speaker Cabinet

- Marshall various low-watt combos
- Marshall 4x12" cab 1960b

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




Effects and more
- Digital Music GCX and Ground Control

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio SwitcherVoodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

- Visual Sound H20 Liquid Chorus and Echo
- A Custom Boost for solos
- Krank Distortus Maximus

Krank Distortus Maximus Distortion Pedal

- MXR Wylde Overdrive

MXR ZW-44 Wylde Overdrive Pedal

- Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal 

- Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- BOSS RV-5 Digital Reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Boss CS-3 Compressor

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

- Boss BF-3 Flanger

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- Digitech Whammy Pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Fuzz Pedal

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

- Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster

- Budda Custom Wah (2010)

Budda BRS-97020 Budwah Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Carbon Copy Delay

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop Crybaby (rackmounted)

Dunlop Cry Baby Rack Wah

- Audio-Technica 5000 Wireless System

- Electro-Harmonix POG pedal

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- ISP Decimator pedal

ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

- Dunlop DC Brick

Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-Power Supply

- Ebtech Hum Eliminator

Ebtech 2-Channel Hum Eliminator

- Boss Tuner pedal (on his front of stage board)

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

 

 

 

Strings Picks and Accessories
- Ernie Ball strings, gauged .010-.052. ('skinny top, heavy bottom' strings)

Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm picks (as reported in 2010)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

- Black Dunlop Gator Grip 2.0mm picks

Dunlop Gator Grip Standard Guitar Picks

- Rebel Straps Skull Bottle Opener Strap (the rebel lighter strap is pictured below)

- Rebel Straps Skull Pick Box Strap

- White Get'm Get'm Sergeant Stripes Guitar Strap

Get'm Get'm Sergeant Stripes Guitar Strap

- Black Schaller Strap Locks

Schaller Guitar Strap Locks and Buttons

- Levy's Boot Leather Guitar Strap With Metal Bullets

Levy's Boot Leather Guitar Strap With Metal Bullets

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