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Vivian Campbell is a guitar player in Def Leppard. He also has been in many other great bands, such as Thin Lizzy, Dio, Whitesnake and his own solo blues work.

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

Vivian playing guitar

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Guitars
Gibson Les Pauls (his current axe of choice)

- Gibson 1978 Les Paul Custom (Silver Sparkle color, Dimarzio Super Dist pickup in bridge)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar BlackDiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

- Gibson 1998 Les Paul Standard, 70's reissue (purprle sparkle color with Dimarzio Super Dist pickup in bridge)

- Gibson 1997 Les Paul Standard '58 reissue (flame, Dimarzio Super Dist p/u and Fishman Powerbridge)

Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue Vos Electric Guitar Iced Tea

- Gibson '59 custom shop reissue Les Paul

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- Gibson custom shop '56 goldtop reissue with P-90 pickups (he has Fralins in one of his goldtops)

Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar - P90s

- Fender '66 Telecaster

- Fender '62 Stratocaster (modified)

Fender Custom Shop 1962 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Candy Tangerine

- Anderson strats (six of them, used on "Adrenalize" tour)

- Gibson Acoustics

- Kramer Nightswan

- Yamaha AES1500 (blues)

- Gibson L5 Custom

Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Guitar

- Gibson dot neck ES-335

Gibson ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish - Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Reissue guitar

Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Vos Electric Guitar Antique Gold

- Charvel strats with Floyd Rose tremolos

- Yamaha SG1802 guitar

- Aria Pro II guitars





Amps and Cabinets

- Voodoo Amps Platinum Mod Marshall JMP 1 and a V-Plex

- Diamond amps

- Marshall 9200 Power Amps

- Mesa Boogie Power Amps

- Marshall 900 head and 2x12 cab (used at home and blues gigs)

- Fender Deluxe Reverb (some blues recordings)

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp

- Matchless Clubman 35 head through a Vox AC30 cab (blues recording)

- ENGL 4x12 cabinets with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers (x4)

Engl PRO Slanted E412VS 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- ENGL 850/100 Tube Power Amplifiers

Engl Tube 100W Stereo Poweramp





Effects

- Bradshaw switching system

- Yamaha D-1500

- TC Electronic 2290 stereo delay

- Eventide Omnipressor

- Rocktron chorus

- Tonebone pedal (used with the JCM 900)

- Dunlop Rack Wah and 3 wah controllers for the stage

Dunlop Cry Baby Rack Wah

- ENGL 580 Midi preamp

- Furman PL-Pro D Series II Power conditioners

- Marshall JMP-1 preamp (voodoo amps modded)

- Palmer PDI-05 speaker simulator

- Shure wirless units

- Whirlwind rack selector

- Rockman Acoustic guitar pedal

- Rocktron Hush

Rocktron Hush Pro Guitar Noise Reduction System

- TC Electronic G-Major

TC Electronic G-Major 2 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

- Rocktron Intellifex





Strings and Picks
- Dunlop 13 to 52 gauge guitar strings

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Heavy

- Dunlop metal picks

- Dunlop 1mm Tortex picks (for blues work)

Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks

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