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Rick Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick.

Rick has had a TON of gear in his rig. We'll list a small sampling of what has been seen in his guitar rig, here.

Rick on guitar

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Guitars
Note: Rick has been stated to have over 250 guitars in his collection. Below are some:
- Rick has owned tons of cool looking custom Hamer guitars over the year.
- custom Hamer checkerboard guitars (V shaped, explorer shaped, etc...)
- '90 Hamer Miller Beer guitar
- '83 Hamer "Uncle Dick" dual neck model
- Hamer "The 'Busted' guitar
- Hamer 5-neck guitar
- 1961 Gibson ES-1235 6/6 Black Doubleneck
- 1958 Gibson Explorers

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

- Gretsch Penguin

Gretsch Guitars G6134 White Penguin Electric Guitar

- Gretsch 1954 Round-up

- Gretsch Malcolm Young models

- Gibson Les Pauls

Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue Vos Electric Guitar Iced Tea




Amps
- Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier heads (modified)

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp

- Fender Blues Deville amps

Fender Blues DeVille 410 Reissue Guitar Amp

- Checkerboard Rivera amps
- Sound City cabinets (vintage)
- Premier Amps
- 60's Orange combos
- 50's Fender Tweed amps
- Nielsen Amp
- 60's Vox AC30

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Marshall cabinets

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





Effects and more
- Shure wireless
- Whirlwind Multi-selector
- passive splitter box
- 60's Vox Wah pedal

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

 

Go to the next page for awesome pictures of Rick's guitar rig.

 

 

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