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Matt Hoopes is the lead guitarist (and backing vocals) of Relient K, a Christian rock band that was formed in 1998. Besides playing for Relient K, Hoopes has also done backup vocals for certain Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes songs, and has been a guest guitarist at concerts for the band My Red Hot Nightmare.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Matt's Relient K guitar rig.

Matt on guitar with Relient K

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Guitars
- Fender Telecaster, White with maple neck ('67 Reissue Closet Classic) (67 relic pic below)

Fender Custom Shop 1967 Tele Relic Electric Guitar

- Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special

Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with P90 pickups

Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar - P90s

- Gibson Les Paul (black)

Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar

- Fender Special Edition Jaguar HH (black and chrome)

Fender Jaguar HH Electric Guitar Black

- Gibson Les Paul Custom, wine red (his has mini humbuckers)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar - Wine Red

- Fender Tele, black with maple fretboard

- 70s Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar - Black

- Gibson Hummingbird

Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- 1962 Silvertone 1420 model (in black)



Amps and Cabinets
- Top Hat Amplifiers (head, Vanderbilt 33) and 2x12 cabinet

- Marshall JMP amplifier head

Matt and his amps


Effects and More

- Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo Reverb (replaced his Holy Grail Plus)

- Way Huge Swollen Pickle pedal (swapped it out with his Cusack Trap-A-Whirl)

Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

- TC Electronics Polytune (replaced his KORG Pitchblack)

TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner

- Zvex Fuzz Factory pedal

ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- MXR Phase 90 pedal

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Fulltone Full-Drive 2

Fulltone Fulldrive2 MOSFET Overdrive/Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss TU-2 pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Ernie Ball Volume VP Junior

Ernie Ball VP Junior 25K Active Volume Pedal

- Line 6 Echo Park pedal

Line 6 ToneCore Echo Park Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Cusack Tap-A-Whirl pedal

- Pedaltrain board (PT-2)

Pedaltrain PT-2 Pedalboard with Softshell Gig Bag

- Cusack Screamer Fuzz

- Fulltone OCD pedal

Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

- Keeley Compressor (4 knob version)

Keeley Compressor 2 knob Guitar Effect Pedal

- Diamond Memory Lane pedal

- Electro Harmonix Micro POG

Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus pedal

Electro-Harmonix XO Holy Grail Plus Variable Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

- Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23 Boost

- Korg Pitchblack tuner

Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- E-Bow electronic bow

EBow PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar

 - Sennheiser e609 mic on cab

Sennheiser e 609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone

 

Checkout the next page to see awesome pictures of Matt's guitar rig.

 

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