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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.

 

 


 

The following pictures of Rick Nielsen's Cheap Trick guitar rig were taken by PedalFreak  (A. Warren) in January 2009 in WI. The pics are Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic licensed from flickr.

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