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Matt Bellamy is the guitarist, vocalist, and pianist of the alternative/progressive rock group Muse , known for his falsetto voice along with his guitar and piano playing ability.

Luckily there is some pretty good info out there about Matt's rig. Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Matt Bellamy's guitar rig.

Matt Bellamy playing guitar with Muse

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

Guitars

Manson Guitars:
- Silver Manson
- Black Manson
- 7 String Manson
- Laser Manson
- Bomber Manson
- Mirror Manson
- Silver Bomber Manson
- Kaoss Manson
- M1D1 Manson
- New Delorean Manson
- Glitterati Manson
- Seattle Manson

- Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass

- Emex Londaxe
- Fender stratocasters

Fender 2012 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul DC Lite

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Gibson SG

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gretsch G1627 Synchromatic Sparkle Jet
- Ibanez Destroyer
- Ibanez Iceman

Ibanez Iceman ICT700 Electric Guitar

- Jackson Randy Rhoads (custom)

Jackson USA RR1 Randy Rhoads Select Series Electric Guitar

- JT-Res guitars
- Parker The Fly
- Peavey EVH Wolfgang

EVH Wolfgang Electric Guitar

- PRS Billy Martin
- Taylors
- Yamaha Pacifica 120
- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (model?)

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

 


Amplifiers and Cabinets

- Egnater M4 preamp with the following modules: VX, T/D, SL, and EG3/4

- Randall RT50 power amp

- Dickinson 2x12 Mk2 (used on Resistance. Also using a Dickinson amp on tour)

- 4  MILLS Acoustic Afterburner 412A guitar cabinets. Began using them Fall 2009. Thanks to Mills Acoustic for the update!

- Diezel VH4 amp

Diezel VH4 100W Tube Guitar Head Black

- Soldano Cabinet

Soldano 4x12 Slant Speaker Cabinet

- Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100

- Marshall 1959HW 100-watt head

Marshall 1959HW Handwired Plexi Head

- Marshall 1960A Cab

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Marshall Mode 4 Cab
- Soldano Decatone

Soldano Decatone 100-Watt Triple Channel Amp Head

- Fender Twin Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Orange Retro 50 or AD 50
- Matchless amps
- Vox AC30 head

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

 



Effects and more
Note: Matt has some effects built into his guitars.

Built in effects:
- Zvex Fuzz Factory

ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- Zvex Wah Probe

ZVex Vexter Series Wah Probe Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Phase 90

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Roland GK-2a Guitar Synthesizer Driver

Roland GK-3 Guitar Pickup

- Kaoss Pad

- Tronical PowerTune Automatic Guitar Tuning System


Pedalboard and Rack

Absolution/ Black Holes and Revelations

- Rocktron All Access Unit

- Korg Kaoss Pad

Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler

- 2 Ernie Ball Volume/Expression Pedals. (1 for volume, the other Whammy)

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- Line 6 POD XT Pro
Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Multi Effects

- Line 6 Echo Pro

- Line 6 Mod Pro

Showbiz - Origin of Symmetry

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 DL4

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line 6 Echo Pro
- Roland V-Synth
- DOD Equalizer

- Zvex Fuzz Factory

ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- Electro Harmonix Micro Synth

Electro-Harmonix MicroSynth XO Guitar Effects Pedal - Micro Synth

- TC Electronic TC2990 Delay Rack Unit
- Shure UR 4D four-way wireless system
- Skrydstrup AS 4 amp switcher
- Muse Research Receptor
- ETA Systems PD11 Power Conditioner
- Nord Modulator G2 Rack Unit (Map of the Problematique)
- Kenton wireless MIDI receiver

 

More Effects update 2010 (see comments for details)

- Liquid Foot Pro
- MXR 6-band EQ

MXR M-109 6-Band Graphic EQ

- TC Electronic G-Major

TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

- Keeley Fuzz Head

Keeley Fuzz Head Guitar Effects Pedal

- 2-knob Keeley compressor

Keeley Compressor 2 knob Guitar Effect Pedal

- Boss OC-2 pedal

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- TC Electronic Stereo Chorus

TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger

- Comet Ray Gun phaser

- Boss FV-500

Boss FV-500H Mono Volume Pedal

- Boss FS-5U momentary switch

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

- Boss Chromatic Tuner pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Dunlop Crybaby rackmount wah

Dunlop Cry Baby Rack Wah

 

 

Vocal signal
- Neumann KMS 105

Neumann KMS105 Microphone

- Avalon VT737

Avalon VT-737sp Class A Mono Tube Channel Strip

- Sansamp GT2

Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 Tube Amp Emulator

- System 6000 reverbs
- TC delay
- H35000


Strings and Picks
-  Dunlop Tortex .73 yellow guitar picks with the Muse logo printed on it.

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

-  Ernie Ball strings gauges .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .060. (low E is thicker than normal)

Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings



Go to the next page for pictures of Matt Bellamy's Guitar Rig.

 

 

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