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Zacky Vengeance is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocals for the band Avenged Sevenfold. Vengeance has played guitar since he was thirteen years old, and is self taught. He can play the guitar with both hands. Vengeance has been sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research since 2004, and has custom S-1 models out. He uses Seymour Duncan Pickups in all of his guitars. Vengeance released a clothing line called "Zacky V. Presents...". The current design features the popular "Vengeance University" logo, which Zacky designed himself. The line currently features t-shirts and belt buckles, featuring his trademark "Est. 6661" tagline on it.

If you were wondering, Zacky does a lot more than design cool clothes. He provides some sweet shredding rythym guitar in Avenged Sevenfold. His rig is minimal but powerful.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance's Guitar Rig.

Zacky on guitar

CoolClick the gear for more info and specs at Musician's FriendCool

 

Guitars

- Schecter Guitar Research Zacky Vengeance 6661 Electric Guitar

Schecter Guitar Research Zacky Vengeance 6661 Electric Guitar Satin Black

- Schecter Zacky Vengeance Blade and Mirror guitars

- Schecter Zacky Vengeance Custom and Standard model guitars

- Schecter S-1 and S-1 Elite, and S-1 Bada Bling guitars

Schecter Guitar Research S-1 Custom Electric Guitar

- Schecter Custom "Gynecologist" White w/ Blood Splatter S-1 Elite[2]

- Schecter Custom "Gynecologist" Black w/ Blood Splatter S-1 Elite

- Zacky also uses a number of other custom S-1 models.

- Zacky has used Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbuckers, in addition to other Seymour Duncan pickups (Invader..)

Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup

- In 2009, Zacky has been seen playing Fender Telecasters on stage in addition to his other guitars. He has been seen with a white/creme colored telecaster that has two humbucker pickups and a maple neck, and also with what looks like a 52 reissue Fender Telecaster in Butterscotch blonde.

Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar - Butterscotch Blonde

- Gibson SG

 Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Ovation acoustic (sunburst)




Amps and Cabinets

- Jet City JCA100H amplifier (2011) - the Jet City site says he uses no Overdrive pedals with this amp

Jet City Amplification JCA Series JCA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Marshall JVM205H - 50 watt model (2010)

Marshall JVM Series JVM205H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head

In February 2009 Guitar World mag, Zacky and Syn said they got endorsed by Marshall and are now using the JCM800 heads

- Marshall JCM800 head

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall 1960B 4x12 cab

- Bogner Ubershall and Caveman Head and Bogner Uberkab 4x12 Cabinet

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34sBogner 412STU 210W 4x12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Head and Mesa Triple Recto Cab

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp HeadMesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

 



Effects and more

- Boss Reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Visual Sound H2O Liquid Chorus and Echo

- Line 6 Tonecore Constrictor

- Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster

- Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Line 6 PODxt Pro

Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Multi Effects

- Ebtech Hum Eliminator

Ebtech 2-Channel Hum Eliminator

- Whirlwind AB-8 Audio Switcher

- Shure U4 Wireless Systems

- MXR Zakk Wylde Black Label Chorus

MXR ZW38 Zakk Wylde Black Label Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

- ISP Decimator noise gate

ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

- MXR Custom Shop Compressor (clean channel)

MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ibanez LoFi pedal

- Dunlop DC Brick

Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-Power Supply

- Ground Control (switching done back stage by tech)

Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

- Boss Chromatic Tuner pedal

 

 

 

Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball "skinny top, heavy bottom" strings gauged .010-.052.

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

- Dunlop Tortex yellow picks 0.73mm (Avenged Sevenfold logo)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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