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Kim Thayil is best known as the guitarist for Seattle-based grunge band Soundgarden, which he founded with Chris Cornell and Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. Thayil was named 100th best guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Kim Thayil's Soundgarden guitar rig. We'll give a list of gear he played throught Soundgarden's career.

Kim Thayil playing guitar

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Guitars
- Guild S-100 and S-300 guitars (including some 90's reissues and original ones from 70's)

- Gibson SG

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite (black)

- Gibson Firebird (black. Also has a red 90's reissue one.)

Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar - based on 1963 model

- '57 Fender Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop Heavy Relic 57 Telecaster Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue

- Fender Telecaster (black with rosewood fretboard)

- Fender Jazzmaster

Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

- Gibson 1966 ES335 Trini Lopez (used on "King Animal" for "By Crooked Steps")

- Gretsch Duo Jet (one of the multiple guitars used on "King Animal")

Gretsch Guitars G6128T-DSV Duo Jet with Fixed Arm Bigsby

 

 


Amps and Cabinets

- Mesa Electra Dyne amps (seen 2010)

DISCONTINUED - Mesa Boogie Electra Dyne 90W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Mesa vintage Tremo-Verb 2x12 combo amps (2010)

- Mesa Boogie Stiletto 4x12" Slant cabinets (2010)

- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Peavey VTM 120's, aka 5149's, the same head EVH used,and based the 5150 on. Also Peavey Cabinets.

- Music Man HD130

- Mesa Boogie 50-watt Mavericks

- Fender Super

- Orange Head

- Fender Twin Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Fender Vibro-Kings

Fender Vibro-King Custom 60W 3x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Marshall Cabinets

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

 

 

Effects and More
- MXR MC404 CAE Crybaby Dual Inductor Wah

MXR MC404 CAE Dual Inductor Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Doubleshot Distortion

- EHX XO Deluxe Memory Man

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

- Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere (MK I)

Hughes & Kettner Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII

- MXR chorus

MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus Pedal

- Intellitronics LA-2

- Summit DIs

Summit Audio TD-100 Instrument Preamp and Tube Direct Box

- Colorsound wah

- Jim Dunlop Rotovibe

- Mu-Tron

- Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal

- Arion Stage Tuner

- Ibanez CS-9 chorus

Maxon 9-Series CS-9 Stereo Chorus Pro Pedal

- DOD fx10 Bi-fet Preamp

- DOD flangers

- Mesa Switching pedals

- T-Rex Reptile pedal

T-Rex Engineering Reptile 2 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- T-Rex Engineering Tap Tone Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

T-Rex Engineering Tap Tone Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss DD-7 Delay pedal

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Providence PEC-2 routing system

- MXR CAE Boost-Line Driver

MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-401 Boost Pedal

- MXR CAE Boost/OverDrive pedal

MXR Custom Audio Electronics MC-402 Boost/Overdrive Pedal

 -Boss NS-2 pedal

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

 

 

 

Strings and Picks

- GHS electric strings (9 through 46 gauge)

GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings - 9-46

- Ernie Ball Super slinky strings (.009 to .042)

Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop .73 nylon picks

Dunlop Nylon Standard Guitar Pick

 

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