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Mike Einziger is the multi-instrumentalist, co-writer and guitarist of the alternative rock band Incubus, in addition to his own side project band, Time Lapse Consortium. Instruments that he has played on Incubus records include guitar, piano, Mellotron, pipa, analog synthesizers, tape samplers, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and more. He's also played a Jerry Jones Guitars Master Sitar on "Nowhere Fast" from the Make Yourself album (live, he just plays the sitar part with his guitar), and a Pipa on "Aqueous Transmission". Mike also plays electric piano on songs like "Here In My Room" and has played piano on live versions of "Drive."

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in the Incubus guitar player's Guitar Rig.

Mike Einziger with Incubus

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Guitars

- Music Man Albert Lee model guitar (red)

Music Man Albert Lee HH Hardtail Electric Guitar

- Variety of Ernie Ball guitars

- Ibanez guitars (in the early days)

- PRS McCarty Archtop guitars

PRS Smokeburst McCarty Electric Guitar

- Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Electric Guitar

PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar

- Fender Jazzmaster electric guitars

Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

Notes: The Jazzmaster is now his main guitar. It has Seymour Duncan JM-2 pickups

- Gibson SG junior

DISCONTINUED - Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Pauls

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- Guild D40 Jubilees fitted with Duncan D-TAR pickups

Guild D-40 Standard Acoustic Guitar Natural

- Jerry Jones Electric Sitars




Amps and Cabinets

- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Tremoverb combo amps and 2x12 extension cabs

- Vox AC30 Reissue

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Note: eliminated the tube rectifier on the AC30 and re-wired the tube socket to accommodate a solid-state rectifier

- Marshall 1959 SLP 100-watt Plexi Reissue

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

Note: The amp has been modded. The preamp stage was reconfigured to extract additional gain and a master volume knob was installed. The knob is situated where the second speaker jack normally goes into the rear of the amplifier.

- Marshall JCM 800

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall 4x12 slant cabinet outfitted with Celestion vintage 30s on top and Celestion 75s on the bottom

- Fender G-DEC Junior Carbon 15W 1x8 Guitar Combo (used in hotel room)

 

 

Effects and More
- Boss CS-3 Compressor

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

- Boss GE-7 Equalizer

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

- Boss OC-2 Octaver

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss NS-2 noise supressor (when needed)

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Boss PH-2 Super Phasers (he has two of them set differently)

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- Boss RV-3 Reverb Delay (in a rig rundown video he said it's one of the most important pedals he has)

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Boss TU-2 Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Danelectro Reel Echo

Danelectro Reel Echo Tape Simulator Pedal

- DigiTech Tone Driver

DigiTech XTD Tone Driver Overdrive Pedal

- DigiTech MultiChorus pedal

DigiTech XMC Multi Chorus Digital Multi Voice Chorus Pedal

- DOD 250

- DOD FX-13 Gonkulator

- DOD FX-25 Envelope Filter

- Dunlop 95Q Cry Baby Wah

Dunlop 95Q Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Ebtech 2 Channel Hum Eliminator

Ebtech 2-Channel Hum Eliminator

- Electrix Filter Factory

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- EHX Holy Grail nano Reverb pedal

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

- Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere

Hughes & Kettner Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII

- Mogami 2425 instrument cables fitted with Switchcraft jacks

Mogami Platinum Guitar Cable

- MXR EVH Phase 90 Phaser

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- Korg DTR rack tuner

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power (multiple of these on his board)

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- Whirlwind A/B Selector box

Whirlwind Selector A/B Box




Strings and Picks

- 9 gauge strings - he switched to these after having wrist pain issues

- Ernie Ball RPS 11 (.11-.48 gauge) Strings

Ernie Ball 2242 Power Slinky RPS 11 Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop green Jazz Tortex Picks (also has custom printed ones, purple...)

Dunlop Tortex Jazz Guitar Pick

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