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Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is the lead guitarist for the bands Children of Bodom (where he is also the vocalist), Sinergy and Kylahullut. He has also played with Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene on occasion, in addition to Warmen.

If you like metal and good music you'll like the stuff Alexi is involved in, especially Children of Bodom.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Alexi Laiho's Guitar Rig.

Alexi on guitar

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


Guitars
How Jackson lost: When Jackson was sold to Fender, it is said that Alexi was told that it would take one year for him to have a new custom guitar made. In comparison, ESP offered a deal that would take only three months, so he switched his endorsement to ESP. Alexander Kuoppala and Henkka Blacksmith also changed their endorsement.

- ESP LTD Alexi 600 guitar

ESP LTD ALEXI-600 Electric Guitar

- ESP Alexi Laiho Katakana guitars


Notes: Alexi has five ESP RV guitars (RV-350AL & RV-398AL) with these specifications: All Neck-thru Alder Bodies, Maple necks with White Bindings, 25.5 scale, 24 fret Ebony fretboards, Original Floyd Rose Tremolo systems, single volume control pots and mini switches (each have one for the active electronics except the XXX guitar), Gotoh tuners, single EMG Humbuckers in bridge positions (which he has recently replaced with Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts), MM04 or Jackson JE-1000 active gainboost electronics.

ESP also makes some lower cost Alexi Laiho 200 models:

ESP LTD Alexi-200 Alexi Laiho Signature Series Electric Guitar Black


- ESP Custom XXX: Black finish with yellow bevels, Seymour Duncan AHB-1 active humbucker, gold hardware, arrowhead inlays, "XXX" and "CKY" scratched on the body.
- ESP Custom White/Black Pinstripes: White finish with black pinstripes, EMG-HZ H4 humbucker, chrome hardware, scythe inlays.
- ESP Custom Black/White Pinstripes: Black finish with white pinstripes, EMG-HZ H4 humbucker, chrome hardware, reversed sawtooth inlays.
- ESP Custom Black/Purple Pinstripes: Black finish with midnight purple pinstripes, EMG-HZ H4 humbucker, black hardware, reversed purple sawtooth inlays (matching the pinstripes and ESP logo), COBHC written in pink on the back.
- ESP Custom Black/ White Pinstripes: Black finish with white pinstripes, Seymour Duncan AHB-1 active humbucker, chrome hardware, reversed sawtooth inlays.(
- ESP Custom Black/ Yellow Pinstripes: Black finish with yellow pinstripes, Seymour Duncan AHB-1 active humbucker, gold hardware, reversed sawtooth inlays.

Alexi used to play these guitars (He had some of these guitars stolen):
- Ibanez RG 220B
- Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom White Pinstripe

Jackson USA RR1 Randy Rhoads Select Series Electric Guitar

- Jackson RR Custom Green Pinstripe
- Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom "WildChild"

 

Pickups

- EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ Pickup Set

EMG ALX Alexi Laiho HZ Humbucker/ABQ SET

 

 


Amps and Cabinets


- Marshall JVM amp

Marshall JVM Series JVM410H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- ENGL Special Edition amplifier (seen using with a Marshall cab on EMG TV in 2009. Also uses other ENGL amps and is listed as a user on their site)

Engl Special Edition E 670 100W Guitar Amp Head (6L6)

- ENGL E530 Tube Preamp

Engl Tube Preamp E 530

- Lee Jackson Perfect Connection GP-1000 preamp (from the 80's)

- VHT Two/Fifty/Two Stereo tube poweramp

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

- Marshall 1960B straight 4x12" cabs

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

- Krank amplifiers (since 2006)

Krank Krankenstein + KRPBK00 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Ampeg SVT poweramp

- Alexi has used a Marshall JCM800 amp in his rig before. It was a Kerry King model

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Blackstar head (one of the amps used on Relentless Reckless forever)

Blackstar Series One 1046L6 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Peavey Classic 50/50 Power amp

- Peavey 5150

- Rocktron Velocity 300 power amp (the old 2U model)

Rocktron Velocity 300 150W Rack Power Amp

- Engl E850/40 power amp

Engl E840/50 Tube 2x50W Stereo Poweramp

 



Effects and More
- Dunlop DB-01 Dimebag CryBaby From Hell wah

Dunlop DB-01 Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell

- Rocktron Intellifex chorus

- Tech 21 Sansamp PSA1 Preamp

Tech 21 Sansamp PSA1.1 Preamp

- Korg DTR-1 Tuner

- Samson Power Brite Pro Power conditioner

- Shure UHF Marcad Diversity MKII wireless receiver (the below receiver should do the trick for you)

- RSP 2400 Hush/Enhancer/Exciter

- Boss SD-1 (eyewitness reports)

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Dunlop Chorus pedal (used on Relentless Reckless forever)

 MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal

- Mad Professor "Electric Blue Chorus" pedal

 

 

Strings and Picks

- Alexi now has his own Signature DR electric strings with his picture on the box, 10-56 gauge.

Dr Strings Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar Strings Medium Heavy

- DR HiBeams (11-50)

DR Strings EHR11 HiBeam Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings

- DR JH-10 Jeff Healey Tite-Fit (10-56)

DR Strings Tite-Fit JH-10 Jeff Healey Medium Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Black Jazz III picks

Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Pick

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