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Phil Collen is the lead guitarist for English rock band Def Leppard. Phil has also worked on other projects as a producer or musician, including his own band Man-Raze.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Phil Collen's guitar rig, with more focus on the more recent gear.

Phil on guitar live

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Guitars
- Jackson Phil Collins Artist Signature Series PC-1 (based on the Dinky but with more exotic woods, etc.. His main one he calls "soul-ah". He has a variety)

Jackson PC-1 Phil Collen USA Electric Guitar

- Fender Telecaster (blonde with pearloid pickguard and maple neck)

Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar - White

- Guild acoustic (looks like a D-55 perhaps)

Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar


Also has used these guitars:
- Jackson Kelly

Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar

- Ibanez Destroyer II

- Jackson PC Archtop

- Jackson Speedloader Custom

- Jackson Tele

- tons of other Jackson guitars- Charvel

- Fender Strats

- Gibson Les Pauls

- Acoustic that seems to have a Fender Strat neck on it

- uses titanium blocks on some of his guitars

Note: Phil really likes thicker guitar necks



Amps and Cabinets
- Palmer PDI-05 Speaker Simulator

- 1980’s Randall RP2/200 power amps

- Marshall 4x12 100-watt cabs (x8)

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

- Line 6 Vetta 1

- Fender Cyber Twin

- EVH 5150III speaker cabinets (the white ones)

EVH 5150 III 412 Guitar Extension Cabinet





Effects and More

- Guitar Rig 4 software - Phil said in 2011 interview that all the latest Def Leppard stuff is this!!!

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Kontrol Edition - Software/Hardware Combo

- Alesis MidiVerb II

- Samson UR5 wireless

- MXR M117R Flanger

MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal

- Marshall JMP-1 preamp (x2)

- TC Electronic D-Two Digital Delay

TC Electronic D-Two Multi-Tap Delay

- TC Electronic 1210 Spatial Expander/Chorus

- Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate

Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate

- In Ear Monitors

- Furman PL-Plus Power Conditoner

Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner

- Voodoo Lab GCX Rack Switcher

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Palmer Speaker Simulator PDI-05

- Shure UR4D+ wireless




Strings and Picks

- D'Addario EXL145 and EXL 110 (switched to them around 2011)

D'Addario EXL145 Strings

- Phil also has said in an interview that he uses .13 - .56 gauge strings

- GHS Boomers strings (.012-.054 or .012-.052)

GHS GBH Boomers Heavy Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop stainless-steel picks

 

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