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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...)

- custom Washburn V guitar


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



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



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

- 1959 Les Paul (sunburst)

- 1983 Joe Satriani Flying V

- 1976 Explorer

- '64 Firebird V

- '63 Hummingbird

- '69 Les Paul Deluxe

- '61 ES-335 Dot Neck

- '65 Pelham Blue SG

- '61 SG Standard

- '92 Custom Shop Les Paul

- '57 Les Paul Goldtop

- '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)

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



- 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






Effects

Note: Paul uses limited or no effects

- Shure wireless

- rackmount SansAmp PSA 1

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

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





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)



- D'Addarios (in the past)

- Martin strings and picks (in 1978)

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