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Prince, who has been known as a symbol and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (TAFKAP), was much more than a singer and excellent songwriter. He also played a mean guitar, bass, drums and more! Guitar is the instrument he most often played live, but he also played a lot of piano throughout his career.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Prince's Guitar Rig.

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Prince's Guitars

- Vox HDC-77 semi-hollow guitar (custom paint)

Vox Double Cut Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Black Burst HDC-77

- Multiple custom made Cloud guitars

- Multiple Love Symbol shaped guitars

- Hohner TE

- Fake Hohner which squirts water

- Gibson Les Paul JR covered with fake fur

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Satin Vintage Sunburst

- Fender Lake Placid Blue Blue Stratocaster

Fender Player Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Tidepool

- Fender Dark Blue Tele with flowers painted on it

Fender American Professional Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Sonic Gray

- Black and white Auerswald Model C guitars with sustain bow

- Gibson Gold top Les Paul Junior in the "Dinner with Delores"video

- custom Schecter nicknamed 'Habibi'

- Warwick Thumb bass (white with eye graphic)

Warwick Thumb Bass Guitar 4-String

- Ibanez George Benson

Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric

Notes: At least some of the solidbody guitars are equipped with EMG active pickups (EMG SA and EMG 81's)

Emg Emg-Sa Alnico Single Coil Active Pickup BlackEMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup


 

 

Prince's Amps and Cabinets

- Mesa/Boogie Heartbreaker Guitar Amps with Mesa Recto 4x12 and 2x12 Cabinets

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- Mesa/Boogie Strategy 500

- Mesa/Boogie Lonestar 2 x 12 combo amps

- Soldano SLO 100

Soldano Slo-100 Super Lead Overdrive 100W Tube Amp Head Black

- straight-front Peavey 5150 4 x 12s loaded with EV speakers

- Marshall 4 x 12 slant cabinets loaded with Celestion vintage 30s

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension CabinetCelestion Vintage 30 60W 12inch Guitar Speaker

- ORANGE AD140HTC guitar amps and ORANGE PPC412 cabinets (Good Morning America performance)

Orange Amplifiers AD Series AD30HTC 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head


Prince's Effects

- Colorsound Wah

- Boss BF-2 Flanger

- Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

- Boss OD-2 Overdrive

- Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Roland FC-100

- Boss DS-2 Turbo Overdrive

- Boss VB-2 Vibrato

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

- Boss FL-2 Flanger

- Boss OC-2 Octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Dunlop CryBaby Wah

- Roland EV-5 (controls GP-16 whammy)

Roland Ev-5 Expression Pedal

- Dunlop Rotovibe

- Sampson UR 5Ds
- Uptown Technologies Flash switcher (used to select between the wireless units)
- Digital Music Corp MX-8 is used for MIDI switching
- Roland GP-16 is for whammy effects
- Zoom 9030
- Uptown Great Divide
- Behringer Denoiser
- Soldano/caswell preamp
- Avalon Direct Box

- DiMideo mic preamp
- tube Urei LA2A compressor
- RanE ME30
- Furman PL-8

Furman PL-8C Power Conditioner

- Furman PL-Pro

- Furman AR-117

- It looked like Prince MAY have had a Line 6 MM4 on his board during Jay Leno performance 3/26/2009

Line 6 MM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

 

Prince's Strings and other guitar things

- DR HR Highbeam strings .009 - .042 guage

- Finger Ease string lubricant

Fingerease Guitar String Lubricant

- Monster Cable

Monster Cable Monster Rock 1/4

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