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Brad Paisley is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. Brad has a very cool guitar rig that has many boutique equipment and gear in it. He is a big user of Dr. z amps, Crook guitars, and a whole host of other guitar gear.

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

Brad Paisley live on guitar

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Guitars
- Crook telecasters (they have a whole line of custom Paisley guitars)

- Gibson Brad Paisley Signature J-45 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- 1968 Fender 'Ole' Pink paisley telecaster (Lindy Fralin pickups)

- 1952 Fender butterscotch blonde Telecaster (stock pickups)

Notes: His guitars have McVay "G" Stringbenders on them

- Fender strats - his site shows he has a variety of strats -red strat, red burst, sunburst, blue.... Rosewood fretboard.

- Crook Firebird guitar

- Pre-War 1938 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar

- Copley Acoustic guitar

- Music Man Super Sport

- Gretsch hollowbody (appears to be a G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar in Walnut Stain)

- Yamaha Classical guitar (Nylon string)

- Music Man Albert Lee guitar (red)

- Epiphone Les Paul Junior (with 2007 tour graphic)

Notes: Brad has a whole bunch more guitars. There are some great in depth pictures of Brad's guitar on his website at http://bradpaisley.com/gear.





Guitar Amps
- Vox 62 AC30 head and multiple Vox combo amps

- Dr. Z Z Wreck (Cross between a Trainwreck and a Z)

- Dr. Z Stang Ray

- Dr. Z Z-Verb amp head

- Dr. Z 2x12 cabinets

- Victoria 80212 Twin

- Bruno Underground 30 head

- "Hattie Mae", a hand built Trainwreck Liverpool 30 watt head

- Fender 3x10 Vibro King

- Dr. Z Carmen Ghia with a vox blue speaker

- Fender Deluxe Reverb combo amp

- Fender Champ 12

Variety of other Bruno and Dr. Z amps

 

Pickups
Note:Brad uses a variety of pickups. See the brands below.
- Lindy Fralin
- Alan Hamel
- Florance
- Kinman
- Voodoo



Effects Pedals and more

Brad's rig changes often. Here are some of the many pedals he has been pictured using.

- Axess BS2 Guitar Audio Buffer/Splitter

- Boss DD-2 and DD-3

- Boss TR-2 (Keeley)

- Diamond compressor

- Diamond Memory Lane 2

- Dunlop Wahs - Slash wah, etc...

- Ebtech Hum eliminator (rackmount)

- Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

- Empress Superdelay pedal

- Furman AR-1215 AC Line Regulator

- Framptone Amp Switcher

- Hermida Zendrive Distortion

- Keeley Compressor

- Keeley modded Ibanez TS808

- Keeley Nova Wah

- Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler

- Line 6 Echo Pro, Filter Pro, Mod Pro effects

- Maxon AD-999 Analog Delay

- MXR Carbon Copy

- Shure Wireless

- TC Electronic Stereo Chorus/Flanger Pedal

- Voodoo Labs Pedal Power

- Voodoo Labs Ground Control

- Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switchers

- Visual Sound Route 808

- Xotic effects AC Booster pedal

 - Xotic Effects RC booster pedal

- Way Huge Aqua Puss analog delay

- Wampler Pedals Underdog Overdrive

- Wampler Skyline pedal

- Wampler Plextortion

- Wampler Wheelhouse

- Wampler Velvet Fuzz prototype

- Wampler Pedals AnalogEcho

- Wampler Pedals Ego Compressor

- Wampler the Paisley Drive pedal



 

Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball nickel strings gauged .10-.46

- Ernie Ball medium flat picks



Go to the next page for awesome pictures of Brad Paisley's guitar setup.

 

 

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