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Marcus Henderson is a critically-acclaimed rock and heavy metal guitarist. His previous bands include Drist and The Hellbillys as well as work for En Vogue and Simon Stinger. In 2005, he was chosen to take the role as one of the lead guitarists for the Guitar Hero series. In 2008, Henderson played on Bootsy Collins’ album, in addition to recording with onetime Guns 'N' Roses guitarist, Buckethead.

Let's take a look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Henderson's guitar rig.

Marcus with his guitar 

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Much of this gear is what has been seen in his 2009 rig.

Guitars
- Epiphone "The Apparition" Marcus Henderson Signature guitar

Epiphone Marcus Henderson Apparition Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Classic (black)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus '60s Neck Profile Electric Guitar

- Epiphone double neck SG (red)

- Gibson Flying V - white (now in Rock Hall of Fame)

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Fender American Standard Strat w/Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker and Graph-Tech Hardware

Fender 2012 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Ernie Ball Luke

Music Man Luke Signature Model Electric Guitar

- Yamaha Ty Tabor


Pickups
- EMG EMG-MH Marcus Henderson Active 85/85 Humbucker Set

Emg Emg-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Black





Amps
- Custom Diamond Phantom Amp head and Cab (color: "Randy Rhoads White") - began using in 2009

Diamond Amplification Phantom USA Custom Series 100W Modern Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Krank Revolution Head

Krank Revolution REP 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head






Effects and More
- BBE Green Screamer OD

- Digitech GSP1101

DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor

- ISP Decimator

ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal

- Morley Bad Horsie Wah

Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal

- VHT Valvulator

- Custom Solid Cables wiring

- Krank Distortus Maximus

Krank Distortus Maximus Distortion Pedal

- Zoom H4



Strings and Picks
- Dean Markley’s Blue Steel Electric LT & CL strings

Dean Markley 2554 Blue Steel Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings

- Dean Markley’s NickelSteel Electric CL strings (more recently)

Dean Markley 2508 Cl Nickelsteel Electric Guitar Strings

- Cellulose Picks (Heavy)


Checkout Marcus' website - there is info posted on the gear he used for the Guitar Hero  recordings. He used a TON of gear for those sessions.

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