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J.D. Cronise is an American musician and leader of the heavy metal band The Sword. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Cronise is a lead guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter for The Sword, which he formed in Austin, Texas in 2003. If you haven't heard the sword, check them out - they'll remind you of classic metal like Black Sabbath.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in The Sword's frontmans guitar rig.

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Guitars
- ’79 Gibson Explorer II, which is loaded with a DiMarzio Super Distortion pickup in the bridge

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Explorer Electric GuitarDiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

- BC Rich Exotic Classic Mockingbird guitar

B.C. Rich Exotic Classic Mockingbird Electric Guitar Spalted Maple

- Gibson Les Paul Custom (wine red)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar - Wine Red





Amps and Cabinets

- Orange Rockerverb 100

Orange Amplifiers Rockerverb 100 MK II 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Orange AD140

- Orange OR80 amplifier (EL34 tubes and aftermarket output transformer)

- Orange 4x12 PPC 412 HP8 cabs with black tolex

Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC412-HP 400W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Marshall 4x12 cab loaded with 70-watt Celestions (recording)

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





Effects and More

- Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff (used for distortion)

Electro-Harmonix XO Metal Muff with Top Boost Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

- Rocktron Hush

Rocktron HUSH Noise Reduction Pedal

- MXR Phase 90

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- MXR Flanger

MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal

- Boss TU-2 Tuner Pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Dunlop DC Brick to power the pedals

Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-Power Supply

- Lehle ABY switch

Lehle P-Split Splitter Guitar Pedal

- MXR Carbon Copy

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Micro Synth pedal

Electro-Harmonix MicroSynth XO Guitar Effects Pedal - Micro Synth

 




Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball strings gauged .010-.052

Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop heavy picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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