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Kiss - Paul Stanley Guitar Rig Gear and Equipment

Paul Stanley is guitarist and frontman in famed rock band Kiss.

Let's take a look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Paul's guitar rig. If you have any news to add, please post a comment!

Paul Stanley playing guitar at a concert

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Guitars

Notes: Paul has a large variety of guitars he's used over his career

- Washburn Paul Stanley signature guitars (Starfire, PS10, PS12, PS2000, PS9200 Preacher etc...)

Washburn PS12 Paul Stanley Starfire Electric Guitar

- custom Washburn V guitar


Note: The top of the Preacher guitar line has two Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking pickups

Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup

-  1994 sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard (Sonic Boom album)

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar



An article on the Paul Stanley website stated he's had:
classic Gibson guitars:

- 1959 Les Paul (sunburst)

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- 1983 Joe Satriani Flying V

- 1976 Explorer

- '64 Firebird V

Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar - based on 1963 model

- '63 Hummingbird

Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- '69 Les Paul Deluxe

- '61 ES-335 Dot Neck

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue - cherry

- '65 Pelham Blue SG

- '61 SG Standard

Gibson Custom SG Standard Standard Historic Reissue VOS Faded Cherry

- '92 Custom Shop Les Paul

- '57 Les Paul Goldtop

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop VOS Antique Gold

- '57 Junior

- Silvertone Paul Stanley sigature guitars

- Gibson '58 V
- Steinbergers
- BC Rich guitars
- Hamer guitars (including a double neck)
- Vox 2 pickup guitar (first electric of his)
- Hagstrom 12-string (one of his first guitars)
- Guitar Lab custom built guitars (when he first formed Kiss)
- 1960 Gibson SG / Les Paul Custom
- Gibson '67 double neck (sunburst)
- Ibanez Paul Stanley guitar (DiMarzio custom-winds pickups)
- Guild jumbo acoustics (12 and 6 string versions)
- Ovation Adamas acoustic
- EMG pickups (previously)
- Gibson Marauder (would break them on stage)




Amps and Cabinets

- ENGL prototype head with EL34s based on the Richie Blackmore ENGL head (live 2013)

Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head

- one live cab on stage and one iso box with 4x12 - Celestion Vintage 30 speakers (live 2013)

Celestion Vintage 30 60W 12inch Guitar Speaker

- vintage Marshalls, vintage Fender Bassman, and some Randall amps (Sonic Boom album)

- Randall Colossus heads and Randall cabs

- Fender Twin amp and Marquis speaker cabs (beginning of Kiss)

- Marshall amps and Cabs

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head




Effects

Note: Paul uses limited or no effects

- Shure wireless

- rackmount SansAmp PSA 1

Tech 21 Sansamp PSA1.1 Preamp

- Boss NS2 (seen in a picture of his rack)

Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal

- E-Bow (used on solo album Paul Stanley)

EBow PlusEBow Electronic Bow for Guitar



Strings
- Ernie Ball guitar strings (10 and 11 gauge strings in 2013. In 1978 stated he used .010 regular slinky sets with .052 bottom and .009 Slinky Sets in studio)

Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

- D'Addarios (in the past)

- Martin strings and picks (in 1978)

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