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Alex Skolnick is a jazz and metal guitarist. He's a member of the thrash metal band Testament from its formation in San Francisco in 1983 until his left the band in 1992. Alex joined the band Savatage for the recording of Handful of Rain, as well as its follow-up live album and home video release Japan Live '94. He has also recorded and briefly toured with the Stu Hamm band, and played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In 2004, Skolnick made a guest appearance on Lamb of God's Ashes of the Wake album.

Most recently, he has been touring and recording with the Alex Skolnick Trio, a jazz group known for playing rousing bebop renditions of classic rock and heavy metal tunes.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Skolnick's jazz and metal guitar rigs.

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Guitars

- Heritage Skolnick signature guitar (built in same plant that Gibson used to be built at, by many of the same builders). Flame birdseye maple. Rosewood fingerboard. Mahogany body. Seymour Duncan 59 JB pickups. Used with Testament.

- Heritage H-575 jazz guitar

- reissue ’60 Gibson Les Paul goldtop

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

- Heritage H-150 solidbody

- blonde ’76 Gibson L-5

Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Guitar

- Yamaha JSX series acoustic

- Yamaha nylon string TX 2000 acoustic

 




Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall Mode 4 amplifier head (used with Testament)

- signature Budda combo amp based on their 40 superdrive series model (Skolnick trio)

Budda SuperDrive V-Series 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Tech 21 Trademark 60 amplifier

Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

- Fender Vibrolux

Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb-Amp Combo

- Peavey Cabinets (celestion speakers)

- Marshall JCM 2000

Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head

 

Effects and More
- Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- Boss DD-20 Giga Delay

Boss DD-20 Giga Delay Pedal

- ADA Flanger reissue

- Prescription Electronics Experience fuzz/octave pedal

- Ibanez Tube screamer TS9 pedals (Keeley modded)

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

- Moollon Signal Boost pedal

- Boss TU-2

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- MXR EVH Phase 90

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- MXR Carbon Copy

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Planet waves Cables and Tuners

- JAM Pedals TubeDreamer 88 and Delay Llama pedals

- Crazy Tube Circuits Time delay

 

 

Strings

- D’Addario EHR360 Half round Jazz Medium strings with a .013-gauge high E (also uses these with Testament)

D'Addario EHR360 Half Round Jazz Medium Electric Guitar Strings

- D'addario EXL115 11-49 gauge strings

D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack

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