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Stephen O'Malley is a member of Sunn O))), is an American experimental band that incorporates some elements of the ambient, noise and black metal genres. The band is actually partly named after the Sunn brand amplifier, which helps them get their sound.

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

Stephen playing guitar live

 

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Guitars
- Travis Bean TB-1000 Standard (tuning is open-A baritone)

- Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst

Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Silverburst

 




Amps and Cabinets
- Sunn Model-T amplifer heads (from the 70's)

- Ampeg SVT-2 amplifier head

Ampeg SVT-2 Pro Series Amp Head

- Ampeg 8x10 cabs

Ampeg SVT-810E Bass Enclosure

- Hiwatt or Marshall 4x12 cabs

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

- Emperor 4x12 cabs





Effects
- Pro Co Rat pedals (x2)

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

- Sanford & Sonny BlueBeard Fuzz

- Ernie Ball volume pedal

Ernie Ball VP Junior 25K Active Volume Pedal

- Boss TU-2 tuner pedal

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Boomerang Loopers (x2)

Boomerang III Phrase Sampler

- MXR Blue Box

MXR M-103 Blue Box pedal

- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal





Strings
- Various brands, gauges .17, .24, .36 wound, .48, .56, .68

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

 

 


 

The following picture of Stephen O'Mallery's pedals is by davebgimp and was Creative Commons licensed from flickr.

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