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Sometimes when a songwriter’s voice is so strong it’s easy to view their guitar tone as somewhat of an accessory. Anyone who’s ever listened to Jeff Buckley’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah” is probably of a different opinion though. Buckley wasn’t just a vocal powerhouse with a near 5 ½ octave range; he was a gifted songwriter and a great guitarist who new how to shape his tone to fit whatever musical masterpiece he wasn’t painting. Below you’ll find the live rig he used which is largely a conglomeration of what he employed to get his tone in the studio. If you’ve seen the Grace Around the World DVD you’re aware that not much gets lost in translation from studio to stage with Buckley. Oh, and if you’re wondering specifically how he gets that shimmery clean sound on Hallelujah it’s his ’83 Tele plugged into his Fender Vibroverb with a generous amount of hall reverb from the Alesis. Happy picking!

Jeff Buckley playing guitar

 

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Guitars
- Rickenbacker 360-12 (red sunburst)

- ’76 Gibson Les Paul Custom (black)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- ’83 Fender Telecaster (cream)

Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster Electric Guitar - White

- Ibanez Talman






Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Combo*

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Fender Vibroverb*

- Mesa 4x12 Cabinets

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


*Jeff biamped these two live, however his standard approach in the studio was to utilize the Fender for clean tone and the Boogie for his overdrive tones.  He was not stingy with the reverb dial.






Effects Pedals
- Alesis Quadraverb

- Boss Hyper Fuzz pedal

- Boss Hi Band Flanger

- DOD Buzz Box

- Dunlop Tremolo Volume pedal

- MXR Fuzz Unit

MXR M-173 Classic 108 Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Blue Box pedal

MXR M-103 Blue Box pedal

- Morley A/B Switch Box

Morley ABY Channel Switcher

- Mesa Rectifier Switch

- Boss Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

 

 

Strings

- Dean Markley Blue Steel electric guitar strings (gauge?)

Dean Markley 2562 Blue Steel Cryogenic Medium Electric Guitar Strings

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