Search the Site

Uber Guitar Quizzes

Think you know something about guitar gear? Take our:

Guitar Gear Quiz Or Metal Gear Quiz Or Guitar Pedal Quiz - New!

Latest Comments

  • AC/DC - Angus Young's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipmen...robert d tait said More
    In the early days, they played in a youth club in Armadale... 2 weeks ago.
  • Rush's Alex Lifeson Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBrett bradford said More
    I worked in a music store that sold Bugera and... 2 weeks ago.
  • Prince's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBahadır said More
    He never used Boss MT-2 it was a HM-2 2 weeks ago.
  • Mudvayne - Greg Tribbett Guitar Gear Rig and Equip...Casey said More
    Not the Voodoo, The Gothic series 4 weeks ago.
  • Tom Petty Guitar Rig Gear and Equipmentfrank said More
    Early Vintage One O'Clock Position Examples
    There was indeed... Friday, 09 November 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    According to Rene Martinez (guitar tech for both SRV and... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentSam Roney said More
    According to Mayer interview, Mayer specifically said that... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • Soulfly - Marc Rizzo Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAlexandru said More
    Marc still got his BC Rich custom 7 string signature, but... Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Foo Fighters - Taylor Hawkins Drum Kit and Gear Se...Dev said More
    What snare drum is Taylor using at their Wembley gig in... Thursday, 04 October 2018
  • Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentHoward said More
    I don’t think amplifiers made in the 1970s ever had built... Monday, 01 October 2018
  • Escape The Fate - Bryan Monte Money Guitar Gear Ri...adam said More
    does he use both the blues driver and the super overdrive at... Monday, 24 September 2018
  • Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentKB said More
    Ed is notorious for speaking fiction regarding hia gear. He... Saturday, 08 September 2018
  • Zac Brown Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    Zac Brown also owns several Fredholm guitars. Thursday, 06 September 2018
  • Mudvayne - Greg Tribbett Guitar Gear Rig and Equip...Ryan Lindsey said More
    They were on the Tatoo The Earth tour when they first came... Thursday, 06 September 2018

Most guitar players growing up wanted to have a guitar as sick as one of Metallica's Kirk Hammett. Let's take a peek at what Kirk has been seen using for a guitar gear rig and equipment. Kirk Hammett has played a lot of different gear over the years with Metallica, so we will try to give a nice survey of what he uses.

 

 

CoolClick the gear images for more info & specs at Musician's FriendCool

 

Guitars

- Kirk often plays his original 1987 ESP KH-2 live.

ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar

- ESP KH-2 Ouija:

- Hammett also has an ESP KH-3 hardtail that he calls the "Invisible Kid", which Kirk did the artwork for himself.

- He has an ESP M-2 "Frankenstein" that is inlated with "The Monster is Loose". The eyes are LEDs.

- Hammett has ESP V custom guitars

- ESP Kirk Hammett Signature KH-DC Electric Guitar

ESP Kirk Hammett Signature KH-DC Electric Guitar

- Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged Electric Guitar and other Flying V guitars

Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged Electric Guitar

- ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar

ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar

 

Some of the other guitars Kirk owns are:

- 1959 Fender Tele with blonde finish

Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar - Butterscotch Blonde

- Fender stratocasters including an early 60's in lake placid blue and a 1963 Fender Strat in seafoam green

Fender Classic Series '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue Rosewood Fretboard

- Gibson Les Pauls including black Les Paul Custom, a 1959 Les Paul, and 1987 Les Paul

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Jackson Randy Rhoads guitars

Jackson USA RR1 Randy Rhoads Select Series Electric Guitar

- Parker Fly

Parker Guitars Fly Mojo Flame Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335

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

- Martin D-28

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural

- ESP Custom Shop "Michael Schenker Colored" V (seen in 2008 rig)

- Fernandes stratocaster (black)

 

 

Strings, picks and more

- Custom Kirk Hammett Dunlop Jazz III picks

Dunlop Kirk Hammett Monster Pick Tin with 6 Picks

- Custom Levy's straps including M7GG3

- Peterson Strobe 420 Tuner

Peterson 490 8-Octave AutoStrobe Tuner

- Dunlop .88 (Green) Picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

- Custom Yellow/Black Picks

- Audio Technica microphones: AT4050 for guitars, AT4054 for vocals

Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

- EMG Pickups

EMG EMG-KH21 Kirk Hammett Dual Humbucker Prewired Pickguard Set

- Kirk uses Ernie Ball string with gauge .011-.048.

Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

 

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Randall Kirk Hammett signature series heads (2 of them live) and 4x12" cabinets

Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH120RHS 120W 4x12 Guitar Half Stack

- Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH15

Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH15 Guitar Combo Amp

- Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series RM100KHLTD

- Marshall DSL 2000

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

- Mesa Boogie Tremoverb combo

- Mesa Boogie Dual and Triple Rectifier amps

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Mesa Boogie Stilleto

- Mesa Boogie Triaxis amp

- Marshall Super Lead Plexi

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Vox AC30

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Marshall JCM 800 2203

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Bogner Uberschall

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s

- Peavey 5150

- Hiwatt custom 50

- Marshall Mode Four

- Dumble SSS (Steel String Singer)

- Mesa Boogie 4x12-Celestion Vintage 30s

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

 

Effects

Kirk also has been known to use Line 6 pedals, Dunlop CryBaby wah, and a Digitech Whammy. Let's look at what he's used:

- Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH1, KH2, KH3 preamp modules

Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH3 Guitar Preamp Module

- Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Crybaby Wah

Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

- Vox Wah pedal

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

- Ernie Ball Volume pedal - Connects to midi solutions pedal controller and into TC Electronics G-Major

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

- DBX 1074 Quad Gate

dbx 1074 QuadGate

- Line6 DL4 Delay

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line6 MM4 Modulation

Line 6 MM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line6 FM4 Filter

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

- Line6 DM4 Distortion

Line 6 DM4 Distortion Modeler Pedal

- Line 6 duoverb
- Digitech WH1 Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech XP-300 Space Station
- Furman PL Pro

Furman PL-Pro C Power Conditioner

- TC Electronic G-Major Effects

TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

- Dunlop 1SR Rackwah

Dunlop Cry Baby Rack Wah

- Voodoo Labs GCX Audio Switcher

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Line 6 Pod XT

- Lovetone meatball
- Lovetone Wobulator
- Lovetone Brown source
- Way Huge Swollen Pickle

Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop Crybaby Wah Pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Shure PSM600 WirelessTransmitter and UR-4D receiver

- MXR Eddie Van Halen Flanger

MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

- Boss NS2

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Palmer Y-Box Guitar Splitter

Like what you see?

Close

Hit the buttons below to follow us, you won't regret it...