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Matt Heafy is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Trivium. He is the main songwriter in the band, and is also responsible for composing a lot of the music.

Matt Heafy and Trivium rock. Check them out if you enjoy good heavy music. Without further adieu, let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Trivium's Matt Heafy's Guitar Rig.

Matt on guitar

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Guitars

- Epiphone Matt Heafy guitar

Notes: Matt left Gibson in 2005 for Dean, but apparently in 2009 is back to Gibson.

- Gibson Custom shop 7 string Explorer

- Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty and mutliple other black and white customs

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

 - Gibson Explorer (white)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

- Gibson SJ-300 Rosewood Acoustic (J-200 pic below)

Gibson J-200 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Supreme (Alpine White-Was sold on Ebay, for a charity, in January of 2006)

- Gibson Voodoo X-plorer (Used during Trivium practices before recording Ascendancy)

- Washburn Stealth (Used during the writing of Ascendancy and for some live shows)

- Hohner Headless Guitar (Matt's first guitar)

- Ovation Celebrity Acoustic Electric

Ovation Celebrity CC24S Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Ibanez RG7621

- Dean Matt Heafy Signature MKF

- Dean Timecapsule MLF (Main guitar-standard tuning)

- Dean Custom White Razorback (Back up Standard tuning)

Dean Razorback Red and White Electric Guitar

- Dean Trans Black ML (Main Drop-D tuning)

Dean ML Modifier Floyd Electric Guitar

- Dean Razorback V (Back up Drop-D tuning)

Dean Razorback V 255 Electric Guitar Explosion

- Dean MKH Prototype 7 string (Main-Standard tuning)

- Dean Razorback 7 String Import black w/yellow bevels (Back up Standard)

- Dean Hardtail (Used on recording of The Crusade only)

- Ernie Ball/Music Man John Petrucci 7 String (Used for backstage warm-up and album only)

Music Man John Petrucci JPXI-7 7-String Electric Guitar Onyx

- Dean Dimebag Rust Tribute Razorback (Used until May 2007)

- Fender 80's Telecaster

Fender American Professional Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Sonic Gray

- Epiphone Les Paul Matt Heafy Signature guitar


Amps and Cabinets

- Kemper Profiling Amp

 Kemper Profiler Powerhead 600W Class D Profiling Guitar Amp Head Black

- Marshall JVM210H Heads with 1960BV cabs (Using on 2009 tour)

- Peavey 6505+ ( 6505 Plus ) Heads

- Marshall JCM900 1960BV cabs

- Mesa Boogie Roadster head and Rectifier cabs

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

- Marshall JCM2000 DSL Heads. Also has used JMP 1. (The Crusade)

- Peavey Triple XXX (Used during Ember to Inferno)

- Peavey 5150 ("block letter". Studio.)

- 70's Orange (studio)

 

 

Effects and More
- EMG Pickups (89, 85, 81, 707)

Emg Emg-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Black

- Wireless Receiver

- Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

- Voodoo Lab GCX

- Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah

- MXR GT-OD OVERDRIVE

- Furman PL-Pro Rack Power

- MXR Phase 90 EVH

- MXR 10 band EQ

- Dunlop Dimebag Crybaby from Hell wah pedal

Dunlop Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell Wah Effects Pedal

- Maxon OD808 Pedal

- Korg DTR1000 Tuners

- Futuresonics In Ear Monitors

- Boss DD-3 Delay


 

Matt has been seen using a variety of noise gates over the years. The following are one's he has been known to use:

- MXR Smart Gate pedal

- Boss NS-2 Noise Gate

- ISP Decimator Noisegate

In a 2007 video interview on youtube, Matt said he used Rocktron Hush Super C

Rocktron HUSH Super C Stereo Guitar Noise Reduction System

 

Note: Matt has said he wasn't using any effects on the 2009 Methods of Mayhem tour

 

Strings, Picks and Accessories
- Dunlop Jazz III picks

- Dunlop gator grip picks

Dunlop Gator Grip Standard Guitar Picks

- Dunlop .09 -.50 Strings (with Heavy bottoms)

Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Light Top Heavy Bottom 9 gauge

- Dunlop Straplocks

- Dunlop straps

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