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Tim Armstrong is an American musician and songwriter best known for his work with punk rock bands Rancid, Operation Ivy, Dance Hall Crashers, and the Transplants. He is also the owner and operator of Hellcat Records.

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

Tim Armstrong playing guitar 

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Guitars
- 1971 Gretsch Country Club hollowbody guitar (his main guitar)

In 2010 Gretsch introduced a replica of Tim's guitar for sale:
- Gretsch Guitars G5191 Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Gretsch Guitars G5191 Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar Black

End of 2012, Gretsch introduced the:

- Gretsch G5191TMS Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar

Gretsch Guitars G5191TMS Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar

Also said to use the following guitars on various recordings and live:

- Gibson SG

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul

- Schecter S-1

- Hagström Viking

Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

- Fender Acoustics

 - Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat guitar (based on Tim's beatup 60's guitar. There also is 12 string model)

Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Fender Tim Armstrong Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar (a more traditional take on Armstrong’s original '70s Fender acoustic)

Fender Tim Armstrong Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Gretsch White Falcon

Gretsch Guitars G6139T-CBDC White Falcon Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby







Amps and cabinets
- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier amplifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Mesa 4x12 cabinets

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

- Mesa Boogie combo amp (Operation Ivy albums)





Other
- Orange Dunlop Tortex picks with custom black writing

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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