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Billy Gibbons nicknamed the Reverend Willie G, is best known as the guitar player for the band ZZ Top. He is also the lead vocalist and composer for many of the band's classic songs. Gibbons is known for playing a classic 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar he calls Miss Pearly Gates. He is known to play his guitar using a quarter or a peso as a pick, lending a distinctive sound to his playing.

So here's the deal for this list. It is really hard to find out exactly what gear Billy Gibbons uses/has used. We have over 14 different resources we used to get this list together, but there are certainly gaps for you to help fill in. If you check the pictures we have, you'll see one of billy's rack from 2008.


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

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Guitars

Note: Billy's tech said in an interview that Gibbons has hundreds of guitars.

- Gibson '59 sunburst Les Paul aka "Pearly Gates". Gibson made a Pearly Gates guitar in 2009 - you can get it signed and played by Billy(aged version) or the lower price version which is not signed etc..

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- Fender Esquires, aka Bones

Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar

- '58 Gibson Flying V

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Gibson Les Paul 50th Anniversary Corvette

- Goldtop Les Pauls

Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar - P90s

- Gibson Les Paul Juniors

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Gibson Melody Maker (his first guitar)

- Fender Stratocasters, inlcuding a Pink Fender Strat, given to him by Jimi Hendrix

DISCONTINUED - Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar - sunburst

- Fender telecasters

Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar - Butterscotch Blonde

- Gretsch co-signature model, the Billy Bo

Gretsch Guitars G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Electric Guitar

- Robin Artisan-Eight Custom "Bo Diddley"  Guitars in exotic finishes

- Tokai Les Paul style guitar

- Billy has a large collection of guitars - he even has a book about them (Rock + Roll Gearhead)!



Amps and Cabinets
- Fender Deluxe 1x12

Fender 57 Deluxe 12W 1x12 Combo Amp

- Marshall 1968 plexi

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall JCM800/900

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Rio Grande amplifiers
- solid state Marshall Valvestate rack amps
- Crate V50 and Blue Voodoo amps and cabs
- Marshall JPM-1 preamps
- Marshall 2x12 cab
- Fender Champ (his first amp)
- Mohave Scorpion amp head (Live goes to goes to one of the Iso cabs. Vivian Campbell said in a 2005 Modern guitar interview, that Billy brought this amp to the studio to record his parts on vivian's record)

- ZT Lunchbox amplifiers

- Demeter Iso Box with Eminence governor and Man O War speakers

 



Effects and More
- Pro Analog MKIII fuzz pedal


- Pro Analog The Power Driver


- Pro Analog The Dual Drive

- Boss Bass octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Electro Harmonix POG

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fulltone Ultimate Octave

Fulltone Ultimate Octave Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fulltone Deja Vibe

Fulltone MDV Mini DejaVibe Vibe/Chorus Pedal

- Bixonic Expandora

- Chandler Tube Drivers

- Keeley Katana pedal

Keeley Katana Pre Amp Guitar Effect Pedal

- Korg Rack tuner

- Furman Power conditioners

Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner

- Tech 21 NYC Midi Mouse

Tech 21 MIDI Mouse Pedal

- Analog Man Sun Lion pedals

- Samson UR5D wireless units
- Peterson StroboStomp tuner
- RG-16 Rack unit
- Boss SE-70 Super Effects Processor
- DigiTech Mono 28 EQ rack units

 

Strings, Picks and More

- Dunlop Reverend Willy's accessories (Slides, guitar strings.... He uses the 7 gauge version)

Dunlop Reverend Willy's String Set - Medium LightDunlop Reverend Willy's Mo-Jo Porcelain Guitar Slide

- .08 gauge Gibson Britewire guitar strings

- Dunlop picks (his tech shows them and thinks they are the gell picks. Though it looked Orangish)

Dunlop Gel Guitar Picks

- he uses a peso as a guitar pick in addition to other picks

 

Go to the next page for awesome pictures of Billy Gibbon's guitar gear.

 

 

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