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Michael Wilton is a guitar player in the popular progressive metal band Queensrÿche. Wilton also has some side projects, such as SOULBENDER.

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

Michael playing guitar

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Guitars

- ESP Michael Wilton Signature Model guitars (black with skulls, Floyd Rose, EVH D-Tuna, Seymour Duncan JB and SSL1 p/u)

- Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700

- Gibson Les Pauls (Standards and Customs)

- Fender Stratocasters ('62 strat, '59 strat, '96 strat plus and more)

- variety of ESP strats

- '54 Fender Telecaster

- Edwards Flying V

- 94' ESP 12 String Custom

- Taylor 710 acoustic

- Alvarez 12-string acoustic
Note: Check Michael's website for more great details





Amps and Cabinets
Note: In 2009 Wilton switched from Hughes & Kettner to Krank amps.
- Krank REvolution Plus



- Krank Nineteen80 amp and cab

- Krank Rev Cab

- Krank Rev Jr. Cabs






Here are the amps Wilton was stated (in 9/2009 Ultimate Guitar interview) to be using on 2009 tour:
- Marshall JCM900 (used when touring outside of USA in 2009)
- Bogner Fish pre-amp
- Marshall JMP-1
- Marshall power amp



Here are other amps that Wilton has in his collection or has used in the studio:
- Hughes & Kettner Switchblade amps

- Hughes & Kettner Straight 4x12

- Marshall JCM800 amps

- Vox 1966 AC30

- Fender Twin 1965

- Matchless AC30

- Steavens Poundcake 100-watt amp head

Note: Michael has a large amount of amps listed on his site. Though last we looked his site has some old info.





Effects
- Custom Audio Electroncis RS-10 Foot Controller

- Line 6 X2 XDR95 Wireless Units (used in 2008)

- AKG 4000 wireless

- Whirlwind Multi-Selector (4 channel)

- Dunlop Custom Shop DCR-25R Rack Wah and wah controller

- Digitech GSP1101 Preamp/Processor

- Palmer PDI-09 Guitar DI

- Radial J48 Active Direct Box (for the acoustic)

- BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer

- Rocktron Hush Super C Noise Gate

- Radial JX-2 Pro Switchbone A/B/Y box

- Custom Audio Electronics 4x4 Audio Switcher

- Vox Wah

- Digitech GNX2

- Digitech Whammy



- Fuzz Face

- Dunlop UniVibe

- Zoom G5 effects unit







Strings and More
- D'Addario .010 and .011 electric strings

- D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light acoustic strings

- Planet Waves cables

- In tune guitar Picks

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