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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

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

 

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 Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

 - Gibson Explorer (white)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

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

Gibson J-200 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- 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

Ovation Celebrity CC24S Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Ibanez RG7621

- Dean Matt Heafy Signature MKF

- Dean Timecapsule MLF (Main guitar-standard tuning)

- Dean Custom White Razorback (Back up Standard tuning)

Dean Razorback Red and White Electric Guitar

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

Dean ML Modifier Floyd Electric Guitar

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

Dean Razorback V 255 Electric Guitar Explosion

- 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)

Music Man John Petrucci JPXI-7 7-String Electric Guitar Onyx

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

- Fender 80's Telecaster

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Epiphone Les Paul Matt Heafy Signature guitar


Amps and Cabinets

- Kemper Profiling Amp

 Kemper Profiling Amplifier

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

Marshall JVM Series JVM210H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Peavey 6505+ ( 6505 Plus ) Heads

Peavey 6505 Plus 120W Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall JCM900 1960BV cabs

Marshall 1960AV or 1960BV 280W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Mesa Boogie Roadster head and Rectifier cabs

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- 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)

Emg Emg-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Black

- Wireless Receiver

- Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

- Voodoo Lab GCX

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah

Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR GT-OD OVERDRIVE

- Furman PL-Pro Rack Power

Furman PL-Pro C Power Conditioner

- MXR Phase 90 EVH

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- MXR 10 band EQ

MXR M-108 Ten Band Graphic EQ

- Dunlop Dimebag Crybaby from Hell wah pedal

Dunlop DB-01 Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell

- Maxon OD808 Pedal

Maxon OD808 Overdrive

- Korg DTR1000 Tuners

- Futuresonics In Ear Monitors

- Boss DD-3 Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal
 

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

MXR M-135 Smart Gate Pedal

- Boss NS-2 Noise Gate

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- ISP Decimator Noisegate

ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

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

Rocktron HUSH Super C Stereo Guitar Noise Reduction System

 

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 Nylon Jazz III Guitar Pick

- Dunlop gator grip picks

Dunlop Gator Grip Standard Guitar Picks

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

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Light Top Heavy Bottom 9 gauge

- Dunlop Straplocks

- Dunlop straps

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