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Zach Blair is the guitarist for Chicago-based hardcore punk band Rise Against. Blair was also a member of hardcore punk group Only Crime, in addition to Hagfish, and The Loved Ones. An interesting fact is that Zach played as Flattus Maximus in the band Gwar for a period of time.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Zach's Rise Against guitar rig.

Zach Blair playing guitar on stage

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Guitars
- Gibson Les Paul Classic (black)

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Reissue (Chambered Body)

- Gibson Les Paul Standard (black)

- Gibson SG guitars (including a silver glitter one when he was younger)

- listed on Seymour Duncan site as having used: ST59-1, SH-4, STHR-1

- Gibson made him a custom Les Paul with one humbucker and one knob

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall JCM900 4100 100watt Hi Gain Dual Reverb amp head (with 5881 Tubes)

- Rivera K120TRE Knuckledhead Tre amp

- Mesa Boogie 4x12 Recto Cab with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers

- Rivera 4x12 cab with EV75 speakers







Effects and More
- Boss TU-2 pedal

- Lehle P-Split A/B/Y splitter

- Boss NS-2 pedal (switched by his tech live)

- Line 6 Echo Park pedal (switched by his tech live)

- Rivera Channel Switcher

- Furman Power Conditioner

- Shure ULX Wireless Receivers

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

- Dunlop Crybaby 95Q wah (according to Dunlop site)

- Seymour Duncan pickup booster (for leads)

- MXR Phase 90 pedal (in an Ultimate Guitar interview, he said he used one that Eddie Van Halen used to use)



 





Strings and Picks

- Ernie Ball Coated Slinky guitar strings (10-46 gauged)

 - Dunlop Tortex picks



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