Joel Stroetzel plays guitar along with Adam Dutkiewicz in one of the better heavy bands around, Killswitch Engage. Joel has a relatively simple rig, but it sure does sound good. Joel also plays with Times of Grace.
Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Joel's Killswitch Engage guitar rig.
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- Caparison JSM Signature model guitar
- Caparison Guitars - TAT custom, Dellinger, Angelus model, etc...
- Caparison Dellinger 7 FX Pro
- Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 guitar (past)
- Gibson Les Paul Custom (past)
- EMG 81, 85 and SA pickups
Amps and Cabinets
Note: Joel uses some different amps, so you may see him using various amps live.
- Laney IronHeart amps and Laney cabs (Laney Ironheart IRT-120H and Lionheart L20T-112)
- Splawn amps - including Nitro amp (dirty tones) and Quick Rod
- Fuchs Viper (dirty tones)
- Fuchs Clean Machine amp combo (clean tones)
- Mesa Boogie Rectifier straight Cabinet 4x12 with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers
- EVH 5150 III (Times of Grace)
- Framus Cobra and Dragon Amps
- Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII
- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amps
Effects and More
- Korg DTR Rack Tuner
- Maxon OD808 Overdrive
- Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer
- Boss NS-2
- Boss Tuner pedal
- Sennheiser EW300 Wireless
- ISP Decimator (rack)
- Maxon AD9
- Electro-Harmonix Nano Switchblade
Note: Joel has said that the OD808 and TS-808 are his favorite pieces of gear
- DR TITE Fit .011 - .050 gauge (also uses .012-.054's) guitar strings