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Matt Heafy is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Trivium. He is the main songwriter in the band, and is also responsible for composing a lot of the music.

Matt Heafy and Trivium rock. Check them out if you enjoy good heavy music. Without further adieu, let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Trivium's Matt Heafy's Guitar Rig.

Matt on guitar

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Guitars

- Epiphone Matt Heafy guitar

Notes: Matt left Gibson in 2005 for Dean, but apparently in 2009 is back to Gibson.

- Gibson Custom shop 7 string Explorer

- Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty and mutliple other black and white customs

 - Gibson Explorer (white)

- Gibson SJ-300 Rosewood Acoustic (J-200 pic below)

- Gibson Les Paul Supreme (Alpine White-Was sold on Ebay, for a charity, in January of 2006)

- Gibson Voodoo X-plorer (Used during Trivium practices before recording Ascendancy)

- Washburn Stealth (Used during the writing of Ascendancy and for some live shows)

- Hohner Headless Guitar (Matt's first guitar)

- Ovation Celebrity Acoustic Electric

- Ibanez RG7621

- Dean Matt Heafy Signature MKF

- Dean Timecapsule MLF (Main guitar-standard tuning)

- Dean Custom White Razorback (Back up Standard tuning)

- Dean Trans Black ML (Main Drop-D tuning)

- Dean Razorback V (Back up Drop-D tuning)

- Dean MKH Prototype 7 string (Main-Standard tuning)

- Dean Razorback 7 String Import black w/yellow bevels (Back up Standard)

- Dean Hardtail (Used on recording of The Crusade only)

- Ernie Ball/Music Man John Petrucci 7 String (Used for backstage warm-up and album only)

- Dean Dimebag Rust Tribute Razorback (Used until May 2007)

- Fender 80's Telecaster

- Epiphone Les Paul Matt Heafy Signature guitar


Amps and Cabinets

- Kemper Profiling Amp

 

- Marshall JVM210H Heads with 1960BV cabs (Using on 2009 tour)

- Peavey 6505+ ( 6505 Plus ) Heads

- Marshall JCM900 1960BV cabs

- Mesa Boogie Roadster head and Rectifier cabs

- Marshall JCM2000 DSL Heads. Also has used JMP 1. (The Crusade)

- Peavey Triple XXX (Used during Ember to Inferno)

- Peavey 5150 ("block letter". Studio.)

- 70's Orange (studio)

 

 

Effects and More
- EMG Pickups (89, 85, 81, 707)

- Wireless Receiver

- Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

- Voodoo Lab GCX

- Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah

- MXR GT-OD OVERDRIVE

- Furman PL-Pro Rack Power

- MXR Phase 90 EVH

- MXR 10 band EQ

- Dunlop Dimebag Crybaby from Hell wah pedal

- Maxon OD808 Pedal

- Korg DTR1000 Tuners

- Futuresonics In Ear Monitors

- Boss DD-3 Delay


 

Matt has been seen using a variety of noise gates over the years. The following are one's he has been known to use:

- MXR Smart Gate pedal

- Boss NS-2 Noise Gate

- ISP Decimator Noisegate

In a 2007 video interview on youtube, Matt said he used Rocktron Hush Super C

 

Note: Matt has said he wasn't using any effects on the 2009 Methods of Mayhem tour

 

Strings, Picks and Accessories
- Dunlop Jazz III picks

- Dunlop gator grip picks

- Dunlop .09 -.50 Strings (with Heavy bottoms)

- Dunlop Straplocks

- Dunlop straps

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