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Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen is a Finnish musician, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007 and also a solo artist.

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

Elias playing guitar 

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Guitars

- ESP Custom Shop Elias Viljanen guitars

- Ibanez Custom Universe (a uv777 is pictured below)

Ibanez UV777 Electric Guitar Black

- Ibanez RG550 guitar (black) (550xh pic below)

Ibanez RG550XH Electric Guitar with 30 Frets Red Sparkle

- Carvin DC400 guitar (piezo pickups installed)

- Ibanez JEM 7DBK (7v pic below)

Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar White

- Ibanez 7-String guitar





Amps and Cabinets

- Mesa Boogie Roadster heads

- Mesa Boogie 4x12 Recto Slant cabinet

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

- Roadster 2x12 Combo

- ENGL amps (ENGL site says he started using them in 2010)



Past amps:
- Peavey 5150 120W amplifier head

- Marshall JCM 1960a 4x12" cabinet

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







Effects

These pedals were seen on his 2007/2008 pedalboard:
- Boss NS-2

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- MXR Dime Distrortion

MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion

- Ibanez Tone-Lok DE7 Delay/Echo Pedal

- Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal




Here is some more of his gear, as listed on his site:
- Behringer FCB1010 midi foot controller (for the G-Major)

Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Footcontroller

- TC Electronic G-Major effects processor

TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

- Morley Little Alligator volume pedal

Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal

- Digitech Whammy 2

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss Line Selector

Boss LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply

- Boss Distortion DS-1

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

- Morley Bad Horsie Wah pedal

Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal







Strings, Picks and More
- Sonata Arctica is endorsed by D'Addario strings

- Yellow guitar picks

- SIT strings black Guitar Strap

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