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Mike Stern is an American jazz guitarist. Stern has played with many greats including Miles Davis' comeback band, saxophonists George Coleman and Joe Henderson, bassist Jaco Pastorius, guitarists Jim Hall and Pat Martino, trumpeters Tom Harrell, Arturo Sandoval and Tiger Okoshi and saxophonists Michael Brecker, Bob Berg and David Sanborn as well as Steps Ahead and the Brecker Brothers Band.

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

Mike Stern playing guitar

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Guitars
- Yamaha Pacifica 1511MS Signature guitar Mike Stern signature (Seymour Duncan '59 in neck, Seymour Duncan Tele Hot Rail in bridge)

Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup

- custom Aronson tele style guitar



Amps
- blackface '65 Fender Twin Reverb reissue amplifiers

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Yamaha G100 2x12 combo

- Pearce head into 2 custom 2x10 cabs with JBL Speakers




Effects
- Boss DS-1 Distortion

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

- Boss DD-3 Delay pedals (x2)

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Yamaha SPX90 (used as a splitter and chorus)

- Boss OC-2 Octaver pedal

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss TU-2 tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Boss PSM-5 Power Supply

- Keeley-modded Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive pedal

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Digitech Multi Chorus

DigiTech XMC Multi Chorus Digital Multi Voice Chorus Pedal



Strings and Picks

- Fender Medium Guitar Picks

Fender 351 Standard Guitar Picks Heavy 1 Dozen

- Fender Original 150 Pure Nickel strings, (.010, .013, .015, .026, .032, .038, with the .010 replaced with a .011)

Fender 150R Original Pure Nickel Electric Strings

 

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