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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.

Joel Stroetzel live on guitar

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Guitars

- 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)

PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Custom (past)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black


Pickups

- EMG 81, 85 and SA pickups

EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar PickupEmg Emg-Sa Alnico Single Coil Active Pickup Black

 

 

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)

Laney IRT120H 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- 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

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- EVH 5150 III (Times of Grace)

EVH 5150 III 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head

 - Framus Cobra and Dragon Amps

- Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII

Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MK II Tube Amp Head

- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amps

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- 70’s Fender Vibrolux (clean in the studio)

Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb-Amp Combo

- Marshall JCM 900 Head

- Soldano SLO100

Soldano SLO100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

- Marshall Vintage Modern amp

Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head

 

 

Effects and More
- Korg DTR Rack Tuner

- Maxon OD808 Overdrive

Maxon OD808 Overdrive

- Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- Boss NS-2

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Boss Tuner pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Sennheiser EW300 Wireless

- ISP Decimator (rack)

ISP Technologies Decimator ProRack G Noise Reduction System

- Maxon AD9

Maxon 9-Series AD-9 Pro Analog Delay Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Nano Switchblade

Electro-Harmonix Nano Switchblade Channel Selector Footswitch

 

Note: Joel has said that the OD808 and TS-808 are his favorite pieces of gear


 

 

Strings
- DR TITE Fit .011 - .050 gauge (also uses .012-.054's) guitar strings

DR Strings Tite-Fit EH-11 Extra Heavy Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings

- Caparison picks, which Joel has stated are similar to the Dunlop Jazz III picks (pictured below)

Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Pick

 

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