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Paul Mahon is the guitar player in the Irish hard rock band The Answer. The band has had a song in the Guitar Hero game and is really well known as the opening act for AC/DC's tour.

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

Paul live on guitar

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

 


Guitars
- Gibson Les Paul Standard and Classic (2000) guitars

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- Fender standard Telecaster (Hot Rails in bridge)

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - SunburstSeymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup

- Paul Reed Smiths (used in studio)

- Zemaitis guitars (used for slide)

- Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway (previously used for slide)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar




Pickups
- According to EMG site, H1A, H2, and an 85/60 Chrome set

Emg Emg-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Black





Amps
- Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 and 2466 amplifier heads

Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head

- Marshall JTM45 (recording)

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Soldano, Ampeg, and Supro (used in some recordings)

- Marshall JCM2000 TSL (used on Rise album)

Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Mesa-Boogie Dual Rectifier Mark II (used on Rise album)

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall JCM 800 (used on Rise album)

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Vox AC30 (used on Rise album)

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp





Effects
- Blackstar HT-DUAL and HT-DIST (as reported on Blackstar site in 2007)

Blackstar HT Series HT-DUAL Tube Dual Distortion Guitar Effects PedalBlackstar HT Series HT-DISTX Tube High Gain Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Boss Digital Delay pedals

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Love Tone pedals (Doppelganger and more)

- Power Bank AC/DC

- Boss TR-2 Tremelo

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

- Boss TU-2

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Boss Equalizer GE-7 pedal

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

 

Go to the next page for pictures of Paul  Mahon's guitar rig!

 


The following Image of The Answer's Paul Mahon's guitar pedalboard was taken by and provided courtesy of StratoMan1980. Big thanks for StratoMan1980 for providing us with permission to use this photo for this article! The picture is from 2006.

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