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Steve Morse - Guitar Rig Gear and Equipment

Steve Morse is a guitar player who founded the band Dixie Dregs and plays guitar in the rock band Deep Purple. Morse also played with the band Kansas.

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

Steve Morse playing guitar

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Guitars

- Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse guitars

Music Man Steve Morse Signature Model Electric Guitar

- Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse SM-Y2D guitars

Music Man Steve Morse Y2D Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo

- custom "frankentele" guitar (Fender Telecaster body, Stratocaster neck, Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge, Gibson frets)


Pickups
- Dimarzio Steve Morse pickups (DP200, DP205)



Amps and Cabinets

- ENGL E-656 Steve Morse signature amplifier

Engl Steve Morse Signature 100 E 656 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- ENGL E670 Special Edition amp heads

Engl Special Edition E 670 100W Guitar Amp Head (6L6)

- ENGL E645

- ENGL PRO Slanted E412 VS cabinets

Engl PRO Slanted E412VS 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Peavey 5150 amps

- Marshall Jubilee

- Peavey VTM120

- Ampeg V4




Effects

- custom Skrydstrup switching system

- Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume pedals (Steve uses 3-4 of these on his pedalboard. In videos it is clear it is the VP Jr, but not sure if active or passive model)

Ernie Ball VP Junior 25K Active Volume Pedal

- Boss OC-3 Super Octave pedal

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- TC Electronic FlashBack TonePrint delay (x2. Using these more recently as Memory Man replacement)

TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal

- TC Electronic PolyTune and PolyTune mini pedal

TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner

- TC Electronic Spark Booster pedal

TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

- TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb pedal

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal

- TC Electronic Nova Delay

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (x2)

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech Whammy pedal (it is in his rack)

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss TU-12 tuner (used before the polytune)

Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner

- BF1 Buffer

- ENGL Z-9 Footswitch

- Lexicon PCM41 Delay rack units (seen in 2009 rig pics)

- Eventide GTR4000 (seen in 2009 rig pics)

Note: The TC Electronic site has some TonePrints by Steve Morse also
TC Electronic also did a gear walkthrough video



Strings, Picks, and Accessories

- Ernie Ball electric guitar strings (he stated in an interview gauges: 10,13,16,26,32,42 and 46 for drop D)
- Ernie Ball RPS10 strings (as listed on Ernie Ball website)

Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings

- Dimarzio 2" Nylon ClipLock straps (he uses the purple)

DiMarzio 2

- Ernie Ball medium-heavy pick, custom printed with his name

Ernie Ball Celluloid Mixed Color Guitar Pick - 2 Dozen

Note: Steve did a video for Ernie Ball of him testing the Cobalt string (gauge 10). There is a chance he is using this now, but there's no info out there that shows he moved from the RPS10, at the time of this writing.

Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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