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Walter Becker is perhaps best known as co-founder, guitarist (and bass) in the legendary band Steely Dan.

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

Walter Becker playing guitar at concert

 

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Guitars
- Sadowsky solidbody guitars (DiMarzio single-coils)

- Sadowsky Walter Becker model signature guitars (Lollar P90 pickups, 2 pickup and 3 pickups models)

- Sadowsky 4-string NYC bass, quilted maple top

- Hahn 229 guitar (red, strat style, Voodoo pickups)

- Hahn 1229 guitar (red, tele style, Lindy Fralin pickups)

- Frye Model One guitar (white, black pickguard, single pickup)

- Fender Nocaster guitar (butterscotch)

- Fano Alt de Facto RB6 guitar (Fralin custom P-90 pups)

- Kauer Banshee guitar (gold, Wolfetone K90 pickups)

- Gibson Flying V (looks like Korina)




Amps
Note: Becker has a huge number of amps and cabinets on stage that can be used in different combinations.
- Marshall early ’70s 50-watt 2204 MKII amp head into Marshall checkered 4x12" cabinet (Celestion speakers)

- Suhr Badger head (18-watt)

- Ampeg V2 (from early 70's)

- 3 Monkeys Virgil amp head

- Bogner Ecstasy head (100-watt) into Bogner 4x12 cab (with Celestion V30 speakers)



- Retro Channel RR1 guitar amp
- Satellite Mudshark amplifier head
- Top Hat heads
- Bruno heads
- Mesa/Boogie amplifier heads
- Mesa/Boogie Maverick 2x12" combo
- Mesa/Boogie Triaxis preamp
- Ampeg v4 amp
- Mesa/Boogie open-back 2x12" cabinet (dark green with King Tubby grille cloth front)
- Orange bass amp through Aguilar cabinets





Effects

Seen using in 2011:
- Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-200 pedal
- Barber Tone Press pedal
- Eventide PitchFactor pedal

- Eventide Space pedal

- Moogerfooger MuRF pedal

- Pigtronix Envelope Phaser

- Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor

- MXR Carbon Copy pedal

- Lehle 1at3 SGoS True Bypass switcher







Also has used:
- Boss SE-50 multi-effects
- Bob Bradshaw-designed rack
- Drawmer compressors
- Lexicon PCM80
- Roland SE-70s




Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball 11 gauge electric guitar strings

- large variety of thick picks, including Dunlop Ultex (yellow), Dunlop Tortex (purple), Dunlop Tortex sharp (blue) and more

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