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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

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Fender Telecaster

Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar - White

- Fender Jaguar

Fender American Vintage '65 Jaguar Electric Guitar

- Fender Mustang

Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

- Supro 1960s 3/4 guitar

 



Amps and Cabinets

Uses a single Orange Rockerverb combo in 2011

Orange Amplifiers Rockerverb RK50C MKII 50W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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

Orange Amplifiers AD Series AD30HTC 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- 4x12 Orange Cabinets

Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC412-HP 400W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Vox AC30 (used a lot on Octahedron)

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- 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

Line 6 M9 Stombox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy

Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Phase 90

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Boss DD-5 Delay pedal

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DL-4 Delay pedal

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss HR-2 Harmonist pedal

Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Micro Amp pedal

MXR M-133 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 PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

- BOSS RV-5 Reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- BOSS TU-2 Tuner and TU-12 tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Boss Super Shifter PS-5

Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- BOSS VT-1 Voice Tranceformer

- Boss Vibrato

- Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal

Danelectro DJ13 French Toast Octave Distortion Pedal

- Digitech Whammy IV
- Digitech WH-1 Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech Synth Wah

DigiTech XSW Synth Wah Envelope Filter Pedal

- Digitech Multi Chorus

DigiTech XMC Multi Chorus Digital Multi Voice Chorus Pedal

- Doepfer A-100 Modular Synthesizer Units

- Dunlop 105Q Crybaby Bass Wah

Dunlop Cry Baby 105Q Bass Wah Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Poly Chorus

Electro-Harmonix XO Stereo Polychorus Analog Flanger and Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe

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

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer

Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer XO Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix POG

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix HOG

Electro-Harmonix HOG 2 Harmonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ernie Ball Wah pedal

- Fulltone Ultimate Octave

Fulltone Ultimate Octave Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

DISCONTINUED - Fulltone TTE Delay Effect 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 Mighty Micro MDm5 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Guyatone TD-X Tube Echo

Guyatone Flip Series TD-X Tube Echo Guitar Effects Pedal

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

Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler

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

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 MM-4 Modulation Modeler

Line 6 MM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DM-4 Distortion Modeler

Line 6 DM4 Distortion Modeler Pedal

- Line 6 M13

Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

- Maestro Phase Shifter PS-1A

- Maxon Rotary Phaser

- Menatone Pleasure Trem 5000 (used on Teflon)

- Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator

Moog MF-102 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator

- Moogerfooger MF-105 MuRF

Moog MF-105M Moogerfooger MIDI MuRF Analog Filter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Mutron III

- MXR Stereo Chorus

MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal

- Pefftronics SB-101 Super Rand-O-Matic

- Prescription Electronics Experience

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

- Xotic Robotalk

Xotic Effects Robotalk2 2-Channel Envelope Filter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Zvex Super Hard-On (SHO)

ZVex Vexter Series SHO Super Hard On Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

- Zvex Fuzz Probe

 ZVex Vexter Series Fuzz Probe Guitar Effects Pedal

 

 

Strings  and Picks

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

Ernie Ball 2204 Nickel Wound Medium Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Tortex Orange picks (.60mm)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

 

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

 

 


 

Thanks to mrdoubtfir for licensing two new pictures from June 2009 of Omar's pedals, as Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licensed.

Click the images of the Mars Volta gear to enlarge them fullsize in a shadow box.

 

Big thanks to Melissa Martin for the picture below of Omar's guitar pedals. Thanks again Melissa!

Click the images of the Mars Volta gear to enlarge them fullsize in a shadow box.

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