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Ben Bruce is the lead guitarist in the chart-topping metalcore band Asking Alexandria. He has played on Jimmy Kimmel Live and co-writes all of Asking Alexandria's songs. Ben likes to keep the gear he uses simple, by plugging straight into his amp most of the time.

Here's some of the gear and equipment that Ben has been seen using in his guitar rig.

Ben Bruce playing the Gibson Studio guitar

 

 

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Guitars
- Ibanez custom made Prestige Series guitar (Seymour Duncans, Kill Switch. Purple burst)

- Ibanez BBM1 Ben Bruce Signature guitar

Ibanez BBM Ben Bruce Signature Electric Guitar Graphic

- Ibanez Neo-Classic Series FR1620 (has been his main guitar-he has them in white and black)

Ibanez Neo-Classic Series FR1620 Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Studio (wine red, chrome)

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

- Fender Standard Stratocaster (3-Tone Sunburst, Rosewood Neck. Used on the "A Prophecy" music video)

Fender 2012 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard - Sunburst

- PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar (his is Vintage Natural Flame with Tremolo)

PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar

- Various Custom Ibanez Guitars





Amps

- Peavey 6534 Heads (His main amp)

Peavey 6534 Plus 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Peavey 6505+ Heads

Peavey 6505 Plus 120W Guitar Amp Head

- Fender Super Sonic 60 Amp Head (Used on the "A Prophecy" music video)

Fender Super-Sonic 60 60W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Orange Amplifiers 4x12 Slant Cab

Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC412-HP 400W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Peavey cabinets (black, 4x12")

Peavey 6505 4x12 300W Guitar Cabinet

- ENGL head (appears to be Powerball) and cabinet (6/2011 pic)

Engl Powerball II 100W Tube Guitar Amp HeadEngl PRO Slanted E412VS 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Sommatone Outlaw and matching cab





Effects
Note: In Sept 2011 interview, Ben said he often plugs straight into his amplifier, but he has been experimenting with some Line 6 pedals lately.
It also appears he has used some Boss pedals and some other pedals in his rig (checkout this pic):
- Boss NS-2

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- Boss Chromatic tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Line 6 Wireless system

Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System

- Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal



Other
- Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Strings - Heavy Gauge

Dunlop Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings - Heavy Gauge

- DiMarzio 2" Nylon Cliplock Strap (he has them in White and Black)

Dimarzio 2

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