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Peter Buck is the guitarist and co-founder, along with Bill Berry, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe, of the alternative rock band R.E.M. He is the oldest member of the band (REM).

It is one hard task to find out what gear Buck's rig has consisted of, but we found out enough to give you a pretty decent profile. Peter Buck has been well known as a Rickenbacker and Vox AC30 player.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in R.E.M.'s Peter Buck's Guitar Rig.

Peter Buck with Rickenbacker and Vox AC30

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

 

Guitars

- 1960s Fender RI Telecaster custom

Fender American Vintage Series '62 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- 1970s Fender Telecaster (blonde, black)

- 1960s Fender XII

- 1980s Rickenbacker 360 6-string (jetglo and walnut)

- 1990s Rickenbacker 360v64 (fireglo)

- Rickenbacker 330 6- and 12-string (jetglo and natural/mapleglo)

- Roger McGuinn signature Rickenbacker 370/12

- Danelectro 12-string (sparkleburst)

- Rickenbacker 340

- Gibson Country Gentleman

- Gibson SG

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Standards

Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar

- Gibson F-style mandolin (tobacco sunburst)

Gibson F-5 'The Fern' Mandolin

- Gibson jumbo acoustic

- Gretsch (not sure models)

- Guild jumbo acoustic

- Paul Reed Smith guitars

- Jerry Jones electric sitar

- Kurt Cobain's Fender JagStang (also played by Mike Mills)

- Robin Ranger Customs and  Octave guitars

- Rickenbacker 620-12 - jetglo

- Epiphone Riviera 12 string

- Eastwood 12 string

- Mid 60's Gretsch 6120 DC w/ painted f-holes

Gretsch Guitars G6120TM Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar Tiger Maple Stain

 

 


Amps and Cabinets

- Vox AC-30 amplifers (his main amp)

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Mesa Boogie amps (including Trem-o-verb)

- Savage Amplifiers





Effects and More
- Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

- Wah-wah (not sure which model. Assuming a Vox)

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

- Ibanez UE-405

- Roger Mayer Voodoo vibe

- Custom overdrive

- Magnus Ultimate Attenuator (their site says Buck uses it)

- Morley - he is listed as a user on their site. Not sure what pedal though

 



Strings
Dean Markley strings (custom set):
..013 Plain-    Swedish Steel
..017 Plain-    Swedish Steel
..026 Wound-    Nickel Steel
..036 Wound-    Nickel Steel
..046 Wound-    Nickel Steel
..056 Wound-    Nickel Steel

Dean Markley 2500 DT NickelSteel Electric Guitar Strings

Note: The above string info was actually listed by someone at Rickenbacker who was setting up Buck's guitar.

 

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