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Mick Mars is the lead guitarist for heavy metal/glam metal band Mötley Crüe.

Of recent interest, Mick Mars has recently contributed his songwriting talents to the Swedish "sleaze rock" band CRASHDÏET.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Motley Crue's Mick Mars' Guitar Rig.

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitars

Notes: Not sure on exact guitar colors.

- Gibson Les Paul Customs for Too Fast For Love Shows 1981-1983.

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Gibson Les Paul Custom, B.C. Rich Warlock, Gibson Flying V and Guild Flying Star during the Shout At The Devil tour 1983-1984.

B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Warlock Electric GuitarGibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Hamer Explorers, Kramer Barettas and Kramer Pacers during the Theatre Of Pain tour 1985-1986.

Kramer Pacer Classic Electric Guitar

- Kramer Custom Shop Telecasters during the Girls Girls Girls tour 1987-1988.

- Kramer Custom Shop "mirror top" Telecasters and a variety of Barettas and custom shop Kramers during the Dr. Feelgood tour 1989-1990. (Fender Stratocaster in Don't Go Away Mad video.)

- Fender Stratocasters and Telecaster, Gibson Les Pauls, Charvel Super Strat and Paul Reed Smiths (CE22) during the Decade of Decadance Shows 1991 - 1993. Note: It's known that he has a 68 and a 69 reissue strat.

Fender Custom Shop 1968 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar

- Fender Stratocasters during the Mötley Crüe tour 1994-1995.

- Gibson Les Pauls, Chet Atkins signature (Gibson or Gretsch?) and Fender Stratocasters as main stage guitars for Generation Swine shows 1996-1997, Greatest Hits support shows 1998-1999, New Tattoo tour 2000-2001, Carnival of Sins Tour/Route of all Evil Tour 2005-2006.

Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

- Paul Reed Smith McCarty 24

PRS Smokeburst McCarty Electric Guitar

- Floyd Rose Guitar



Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall JCM800 model 2203 100 watt amps (and 50 watt amp)

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Rivera Bonehead 100 Watt Head(knucklehead pic below)

Rivera K120TRE Knucklehead Tre 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with Reverb

- Soldano SLO-100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

Soldano SLO100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

- Rivera Straight Cabinet / 4x12

Rivera K412 V30 280W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet with Vintage 30 Speakers Black Slant

- Rivera LB212 sub-bass cabinets

- Fryette, VHT Classic and Crest Power Amps (Soldano head goes into the VHT 20-100 power amps)

Fryette Two/Fifty/Two G2502S 50Wx2 Tube Guitar Power Amp

- Marshall 1959 SLP Head

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall 1960BV 4x12 straight cabinets with Vintage 30s (used with the Soldano/VHT setup)

Marshall 1960AV or 1960BV 280W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Marshall Hendrix Style 1982BJH cabinet (the jcm800 goes into this)

 



Effects, Rack and More
- Dunlop Crybaby Wah Foot Controller and rackmount unit DCR-1SR

Dunlop Cry Baby Rack Wah

- Heil Sound Talk Box

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

- Rocktron Banshee Talk Box

Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box

- Alesis Quadraverb Multi-FX
- Crest 7001 Power Amplifier
- Custom Audio Electronics 3+ SE 3 Channel Tube Preamp
- Dynacord CRS-222 Leslie Simulator
- Eventide H3000/3500 Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- Rocktron Hush IIC rack unit (super c pictured below)

Rocktron HUSH Super C Stereo Guitar Noise Reduction System

- Rocktron Replifex Multi-FX

- Yamaha SPX-1000 Multi-FX

Yamaha SPX2000 Digital Effects Processor

- Whirlwind Switcher

Whirlwind Selector A/B Box

- Rocktron Bradshaw RSB-12R switching system

- Vox Clyde McCoy wah pedal

- TC Electronic M-One dual effect processor

TC Electronic M-One XL Effects Processor

- Radial SGI TX Studio Guitar Interface (he uses this when not going wireless)

Radial Engineering SGI TX/RX Studio Guitar Interface

 



Strings and picks
- Ernie Ball .010-.046 Strings

Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings

- Ernie Ball Heavy Picks

Ernie Ball Celluloid Mixed Color Guitar Pick - 2 Dozen

 

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