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Joe Don Rooney is the guitar player in the American country music band Rascal Flatts.

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

Joe playing guitar

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Guitars
- Gibson custom built goldtop Les Paul (with image of wife's lips painted)

Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Vos Electric Guitar Antique Gold

- Gibson 1963 SG Juniors (red and a white one)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335 (sunburst)

Gibson ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish - Sunburst

- James Tyler Telecaster

- Fender 1957 Reissue Stratocaster (his is sunburst)

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar - Red

- Taylor 714ce

Taylor 714ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul Studio (ebony)

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar







Amps and Cabinets

- Bogner Ectasy 101B amplifiers (x2, one is a backup)

Bogner Ecstasy 101B 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s Comet Black

- Bogner spare?

- Marshall mid 70's JMP 50 watt (for clean)

- VHT Power Amps (x2, one spare)

- Bogner 4x12 cabinet (used by the Bogners) G12H30 celestions

Bogner 412STU 210W 4x12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- 2x12 (used by the Marshall head. Vintage 30's)

- 1x12 cabs built by Peter Matthers (vintage 30 celestions)

- cabs miced with Shure SM57 mics and Royer R-121 Ribbon mics

Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal MicRoyer R-121 LIVE Ribbon Microphone Nickel







Effects and More

Rack:
- TC Electronic FireworX Multi Effects Processor

TC Electronic FireworX Multi Effects Processor

- TC Electronic Reverb 4000

TC Electronic M-4000 Stereo Reverb Unit

- TC Electronic D-Two - Multitap rhythm delay

TC Electronic D-Two Multi-Tap Delay

- RJM Amp Gizmo
- Korg Rack tuner
- Palmer PDI-09 Direct Box
- Furman Power Conditioner
- Shure Wireless
- Radial Headbone

Radial Engineering Headbone VT Amp Head Switcher for Tube Amps





Joe's Pedalboard:
- Digital Music Corp Ground Control Pro

Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

- Ernie Ball Volume pedal

Ernie Ball 6165 Stereo Volume/Pan Pedal

- Boss FS-5U pedal

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

- Lehle 1@3 Amp switcher

Lehle 1at3 SGoS Switcher Guitar Pedal

- Analog Man Mini-Chorus

- Boss GE-7 EQ pedal

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

- Boss NS-2 pedal

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Fulltone MDV2 Mini DejaVibe 2 (wah version)

Fulltone MDV Mini DejaVibe Vibe/Chorus Pedal

- Boss TU-15 Chromatic Tuner



The Tech pedalboard (controlled by his guitar tech who does much of the switching) has:
- Digital Music Corp Ground Control Pro
- Ernie Ball VP Volume pedal
- Boss TU-2

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Dunlop DC Brick

Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-Power Supply

- Keeley Compressor

Keeley Compressor 2 knob Guitar Effect Pedal

- DLS Effects RotoSim rotary speaker simulator

DLS Effects RotoSim pedal

 

 

Checkout this great picture from 2007 of Joe's pedalboard. Thanks to Dave at DLS Effects for providing us with the photo!

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