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Emppu Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, best known as a member of symphonic female fronted metal band Nightwish. He started to play guitar as a private study at the age of 12 and since then he has played in various bands including Nightwish, of which he is a founding member, Brother Firetribe and Altaria.

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

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitars
- custom made ESP Horizon
- ESP EV-1 with Seymour Duncan pickups (TB-5 in the bridge, SHR-1n in the middle and an SH-2n in the neck) 1 in purple and 1 in white. Note, the EV stands for Emppu Vuorinen.

Seymour Duncan TB-5 Custom Trembucker PickupSeymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rails Stacked Single-Coil Pickup

- ESP Eclipse in Vintage Black

ESP Standard Series Eclipse II

- Washburn CS-780 - white and purple guitars with golden hardware

- LTD MH-400 guitars



Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Mesa Boogie Stereo 50 Amplifier

- Marshall speaker cabinets A and B's

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

- Bogner + Engl amps also used in recording (exact models?)

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34sEngl Powerball II 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head




Effects and More
- Beyer Dynamics Opus 500 MKII Wireless

- Sansamp PSA-1 Rack Preamp

Tech 21 Sansamp PSA1.1 Preamp

- T.C. Electronics G-MAJOR

TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

- Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Volume/Wah

- Digitech Whammy XP-100 (newer version pic below)

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss FC-50 Midi Controller

- Boss FS-5U Tap/Tempo pedal

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

- Morley Volume/Wah pedal

Morley Power Wah Volume Pedal

- specially modified Boss MT-2 by Von Lehmann (CHINA SYNDROME)

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal



Strings
- DR LT-9...42 gauge (for E-Tune Guitars)

DR Strings LTR-9 Hi-Beam Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings

- DR MT-10...46 gauge (for D-Tune Guitars)

DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings

 

Go to the next page for pictures of Emppu's guitar rig.

 

 

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