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Omar Rodríguez-López is the composer, lead guitarist and producer for the progressive rock group The Mars Volta and the former guitarist for the post-hardcore outfit At the Drive-In.

This guy has a pretty extensive guitar rig. He has a ton of effects pedals!

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez's guitar rig.

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

Guitars

- Ibanez ORM1 Signature guitars

- Ibanez AX120 Custom Model with .012 gauge strings.

- Ibanez JTK2 Jet King Custom Model

- Gibson SG

- Fender Telecaster

- Fender Jaguar

- Fender Mustang

- Supro 1960s 3/4 guitar

 



Amps and Cabinets

Uses a single Orange Rockerverb combo in 2011

- Orange AD140HTC guitar amplifier heads (multiple, Orange color, 140watt) (AD30 pic below)

- 4x12 Orange Cabinets

- Vox AC30 (used a lot on Octahedron)

- Harmony 2x12 and Supro Thunderbolt and 1606 combos (used before the Oranges)

 

 

Effects and More

 

Omar had a greatly reduced pedal setup in 2011. The following pedals were seen on his 2011 board:

- Ibanez WH10 Wah pedal

- Line 6 M9 Effects board

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy

- MXR Phase 90

- Boss DD-5 Delay pedal

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay pedal

- Boss HR-2 Harmonist pedal

- MXR Micro Amp pedal

- Ibanez Tone-Lok TC7 Chorus pedal

 

Here are some of the other pedals that have been seen in Omar's collection:

- ADA Flanger

- ADA Final Phase
- BOSS CE-3 Chorus

- BOSS PH-3 Phaser

- BOSS RV-5 Reverb

- BOSS TU-2 Tuner and TU-12 tuner

- Boss Super Shifter PS-5

- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector

- BOSS VT-1 Voice Tranceformer

- Boss Vibrato

- Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal

- Digitech Whammy IV
- Digitech WH-1 Whammy

- Digitech Synth Wah

- Digitech Multi Chorus

- Doepfer A-100 Modular Synthesizer Units

- Dunlop 105Q Crybaby Bass Wah

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

- Electro-Harmonix Poly Chorus

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

- Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

- Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer

- Electro-Harmonix POG

- Electro-Harmonix HOG

- Ernie Ball Wah pedal

- Fulltone Ultimate Octave

- Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

- Ibanez DE7 Delay

- Ibanez SB7 Bass Synthesizer

- Ibanez PM7 Phase Modulator

- Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger

- Ibanez DCF10 Chorus Flanger

- Ibanez WF10 Fuzz Wah
- Guyatone MD-3 Digital Delay

- Guyatone TD-X Tube Echo

- H.B.E. ComPressor Retro
- Korg KP2 Kaoss Pad
- Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad

- Koolus Modulator (Live 2007)
- Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

- Line 6 MM-4 Modulation Modeler

- Line 6 DM-4 Distortion Modeler

- Line 6 M13

- Maestro Phase Shifter PS-1A

- Maxon Rotary Phaser

- Menatone Pleasure Trem 5000 (used on Teflon)

- Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator

- Moogerfooger MF-105 MuRF

- Mutron III

- MXR Stereo Chorus

- Pefftronics SB-101 Super Rand-O-Matic

- Prescription Electronics Experience

- Roland RE-101, RE-201, and RE-301 Space Echoes

- Xotic Robotalk

- Zvex Super Hard-On (SHO)



- Zvex Fuzz Probe

 

 

 

Strings  and Picks

- Ernie Ball guitar strings  gauges .013 to .056 with wound 3rd

- Dunlop Tortex Orange picks (.60mm)

 

Go to the next page for awesome pictures of Omar's Guitar Rig

 

 

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