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Simon Neil is a Scottish vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter best known for his work in the band Biffy Clyro.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that Simon has been seen using in his Biffy Clyro guitar rig.

Simon on guitar

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Guitars

- black Fender Tele Custom ’72 reissue

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- Fender Standard Strats (various mexican models)

Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Black

-  Fender 1960 Custom Stratocasters – Fiesta Red, Frost Metallic, and White.

Fender Custom Shop Limited-Edition 1960 Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Fiesta Red

- Fender 50s Stratocaster Relic

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar - Red

- Fender Telecaster Standard – USA model, three tone sunburst

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Fender Telecaster Custom '62 – Japanese model, three tone sunburst (american pictured below)

Fender American Vintage Series '62 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- Gretsch G6136DC White Falcon (single cut pictured below)

Gretsch Guitars G6139T-CBDC White Falcon Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby

- Patrick Eggle New York - Red

- Gibson Flying V – used in the studio for "Pause It And Turn It Up"

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Gibson Les Paul Junior – used in the studio for Puzzle

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Satin Vintage Sunburst

- a Variety of acoustic guitars

- Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar - used in the video for "Virgin Radio Session"

Guild D-55 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

- Fender Squier Simon Neil Stratocaster

 

Notes: Pictures show Simon using black and grey picks



Amps and Cabinets

- Hayden MoFo head with 4x12 cabinet, and a Speakeasy combo (as reported on Hayden site in 2009)

- Fender Hot Rod Deville

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Peavey Classic amplfier (head) and Peavey Classic 1x15 Cabinet

Peavey Classic 50/212 Tube Combo Amp Tweed

- Peavey Delta Blues Combo

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp Tweed

- 1959 Marshall Super Lead 100

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall 1960A Cabinet

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

- Vox amp (eyewitness report)

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp





Effects
- BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

- BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion

Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal

- BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal

- BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

- BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay

Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- Dunlop CryBaby wah pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Blues Overdrive BL-20

- Electro-Harmonix POG pedal

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

 

Simon with pedals

 

Strings and Picks

- Dunlop 10 gauge electric guitar strings (according to Dunlop's Buffy page)

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Medium

- Dunlop tortex green picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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