Search the Site

Uber Guitar Quizzes

Think you know something about guitar gear? Take our:

Guitar Gear Quiz Or Metal Gear Quiz Or Guitar Pedal Quiz - New!

Latest Comments

  • Kiss - Paul Stanley Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    What pedal use in theme Shandi
    2 weeks ago.
  • Symphony X - Michael Romeo Guitar Rig Gear and Equ...Chris Veno said More
    What Strings? 2 weeks ago.
  • Todd Rundgren Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentStan said More
    That was supposed to be Nazz albums 3 weeks ago.
  • Todd Rundgren Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentStan said More
    I saw Todd once in StL...maybe early 70’s? I walked out... 3 weeks ago.
  • Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Guitar Gear Rig and Equi...Martin said More
    What songs does he use the POG for? 4 weeks ago.
  • AC/DC - Angus Young's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipmen...robert d tait said More
    In the early days, they played in a youth club in Armadale... Tuesday, 04 December 2018
  • Rush's Alex Lifeson Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBrett bradford said More
    I worked in a music store that sold Bugera and... Monday, 03 December 2018
  • Prince's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBahadır said More
    He never used Boss MT-2 it was a HM-2 Saturday, 01 December 2018
  • Mudvayne - Greg Tribbett Guitar Gear Rig and Equip...Casey said More
    Not the Voodoo, The Gothic series Friday, 16 November 2018
  • Tom Petty Guitar Rig Gear and Equipmentfrank said More
    Early Vintage One O'Clock Position Examples
    There was indeed... Friday, 09 November 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    According to Rene Martinez (guitar tech for both SRV and... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentSam Roney said More
    According to Mayer interview, Mayer specifically said that... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • Soulfly - Marc Rizzo Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAlexandru said More
    Marc still got his BC Rich custom 7 string signature, but... Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Foo Fighters - Taylor Hawkins Drum Kit and Gear Se...Dev said More
    What snare drum is Taylor using at their Wembley gig in... Thursday, 04 October 2018

B. B. King is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. Rolling Stone magazine ranked King the 3rd "Greatest Guitarist of All Time" in 2003.

I think you guys will be surprised how simple King's guitar rig is. He basically just has his guitar going direct to a combo amp.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in B.B. King's guitar rig.

 

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitar
- Gibson Lucille guitar.
Notes: This guitar is modelled after a Gibson ES-355 guitar. The Lucille guitar (and the 355, unlike the popular 335) has a "Varitone" control on it which is a six position rotary switch that applies a notch filter at various high frequencies from high to low as it is rotated from position 1 to 6. The guitar also can operate in mono or stereo modes.

Gibson B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

- Tip: If you are low on dough, you can get the Epiphone version of the Lucille guitar

Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

- Fender Esquire tele

Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar




Amplifier and Cabinet
- Lab Series L5 2x12" combo amp.
Notes: King has been using this amp for a long time. The amp was made by Norlin Industries for Gibson in the 70's and 80's. Other popular L5 users are Allan Holdsworth and Ty Tabor of King's X. The L5 has an onboard compressor, parametric EQ, and four inputs.

- BB also has used a Fender Twin Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

 

 

 

Strings and Picks
- Gibson SEG-BBS B.B. King Signature Electric Guitar Strings. gauges: 10-13-17p-32w-45w-54w

Gibson SEG-BBS B.B. King Signature Electric Guitar Strings

- D'Andrea 351 MD SHL CX (Medium .71mm, Tortoise Shell, Celluloid) Picks

D'Andrea 351 Vintage Celluloid Guitar Picks One Dozen

Like what you see?

Close

Hit the buttons below to follow us, you won't regret it...