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Radiohead - Jonny Greenwood Guitar Gear Rig and Equipment

Jonny Greenwood is a BAFTA-nominated musician, best known as a member of English band Radiohead . Greenwood is a multi-instrumentalist and also serves as Radiohead's lead guitarist. He is the younger brother of fellow Radiohead member Colin Greenwood. In addition to guitar he plays viola, organ, piano, xylophone, glockenspiel, ondes Martenot, banjo and harmonica. He was ranked number 59 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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

Jonny Greenwood playing guitar

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

 

Guitars

Electric Guitars
- Fender Telecaster Plus, with a custom cut-off switch and special rewirings made by Greenwood and Plank (Radiohead's Guitar Technician). This guitar is equipped with Lace Sensor pickups.

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar Charcoal Transparent Maple Fretboard

- Fender Telecaster Standard converted into a Plus which also has a custom cut-off switch and Lace Sensor pickups

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar With Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Tone Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

- Fender Starcaster, with Fender Wide Range pickups, can be heard predominantly on Kid A and Amnesiac.

- Gretsch G6119-1962HT Tennessee Rose HT

Gretsch Guitars G6119 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul HD.6X-Pro Digital

- Gibson ES-335 (used on the acoustic Tour 2003)

Gibson Custom 1959 Es-335 Historic Dot Reissue Faded Cherry

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (used for 'The Headmaster Ritual' on the Thumbs Down Webcast)

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop Vos Antique Gold

- Guild M85 Bass



Acoustic Guitars
- Martin D-35

Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar

- Taylor Big Baby (played by both Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke in pictures from Dead Air Space)

Taylor Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar Natural




Amplifiers
- Vox AC30, used for clean tones. (all his effects go through this except his ShredMaster)

Vox Custom Ac30c2x 30W 2X12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- Fender Eighty Five, solid state amp, used for distorted tones. (Only the ShredMaster, Super Overdrive, Reverb/Delay, Headrush and possibly Whammy go into this)
Notes: In the earlier years he used a Fender Twin Reverb for clean tones and a Fender Deluxe 85 for distorted tones.

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Ashdown cab (for bass)




Effects Pedals
- Pro Co RAT Turbo RAT Distortion (this was used around The Bends Era.)

Pro Co Proco Turbo Rat Distortion Pedal

- Marshall ShredMaster (which is unmodified, contrary to popular belief)

- Digitech WH-1 Whammy

Digitech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Demeter "The Tremulator", older version of the Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator (which was originally thought to be a homemade tremolo pedal)

- DOD 440 Envelope Filter

- Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Poly Chorus

Electro-Harmonix Xo Stereo Polychorus Analog Flanger And Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

- BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive

Boss Super Overdrive Sd-1 Pedal

- BOSS RV3 Digital Reverb/Delay

Boss Rv-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- BOSS FV-300H Volume Pedal, used as a gain controller. (placed before his ShredMaster)

Boss Fv-500H Mono Volume Pedal

- BOSS TU-12H Chromatic Tuner

Boss Tu-12Ex Chromatic Tuner For Guitar & Bass

- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector (used to switch channels) (two are placed on pedalboards, one placed off)

Boss Ls-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- Roland Space Echo RE-201 (Turned on by using a Vox Egg Footswitch)

- Mutronics Mutator (not used live, as he uses his DOD 440)

- Akai Headrush E1, now an E2 is used(used as a loop recorder)

Akai Professional E2 Headrush Delay/Looper Pedal

- Voodoo Labs Pedal Power units powering effects pedals.

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- BOSS RE-20 Space Echo (now used due to technical issues with RE-201)

Boss Re-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal

- Boss OD-3 pedal

Boss Od-3 Overdrive Pedal
 

 

 

Strings and Picks
- Dean Markley Signature Series 10-46 strings

Dean Markley 2503 Nickelsteel Regular Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Nylon .60mm and .38 mm guitar picks

Dunlop Nylon Standard Guitar Pick .73Mm 1 Dozen

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