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Russell Lissack is the lead guitarist of London-based indie rock band Bloc Party. He is also in the band Pin Me Down; a duo of himself and Milena Mepris.

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

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Guitars
Guitar info from wikipedia
- Fender Telecaster – Lissack's main guitar; used in almost all live songs. An American Honey Blonde model, more commonly known as an American Ash Telecaster that features an array of stickers, including Pokémon and Disney characters. The strap is covered with countless badges, including the one that the Spanish band TvToys gave him on Bloc Party's last concert in Madrid.

Fender American Standard Hand-Rubbed Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar Amber Stain

- Fender Telecaster – White, white pickguard, maple fretboard, several Family Guy badges on strap.

- Fender Telecaster – White, mint green pickguard, rosewood fretboard. Probably a Fender 60's Classic Series Telecaster.

Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar - White

- Fender Telecaster Custom – Bubble-gum pink, as seen in the video for "Little Thoughts".

- Fender Telecaster Custom – Black, maple fretboard, 1 humbucker and 1 single coil bridge pickup, flashing LED lights on pickguard. Used on "Uniform" live, and seen in the Hunting for Witches video. Features the unusual modification of a children's toy fitted next to the guitar's pickups, which produces a series of futuristic sound effects when activated from a switch on the pickguard. These sounds are picked up by the guitar's humbuckers and are amplified as normal.

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul – Sunburst. Used in the studio for "Uniform". Not seen live.

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- Epiphone SG – White, used earlier in the band's career.

Epiphone G-400 SG PRO Electric Guitar

- Fender Jaguar – Blue, tortoise shell pickguard, used earlier in the band's career.

Fender American Vintage '65 Jaguar Electric Guitar

- It has also been suggested that he has an affinity for multicoloured fake Stratocasters.



Amps and Cabinets
- Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp





Effects and More
Russell has a ton of pedals. We've seen photo's and he has a very large pedalboard. Note he doesn't use everyone of these pedals at the same time. He does use many at once though.
- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply


- BOSS DD-6 Delay (Four in a series rig)
- BOSS DD-5 x2 (1 set to reverse) Delay
- BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal


- BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion

- BOSS DS-1 Distortion

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

- BOSS DS-2 Turbo Distortion

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal with Remote Jack

- BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter. x2

- BOSS PW-10 Wah

- BOSS TR-2 Tremolo

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

- BOSS TU-2 Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- BOSS RV-5 Reverb

Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man

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

- Ernie Ball 6165 Stereo Volume/Pan Pedal

Ernie Ball 6165 Stereo Volume/Pan Pedal

- Electro Harmonix POG PolyPhonic Octave Pedal

Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synth

Electro-Harmonix Bass MicroSynth Effects Pedal

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah

Ibanez Tone-Lok WD7 Weeping Demon Wah Pedal

- Korg Kaoss Pad

Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad Dynamic Effect/Sampler

- DigiTech  Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Pro Co Rat

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

- E-Bow

EBow PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar

- THD Hot Plate Attenuator (purple)

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