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James Jim Root is one of the current guitarists for the band Slipknot. You may have seen them - they wear some feaky masks live onstage. Root shares the lead guitar duties with fellow bandmate Mick Thomson. Jim is also the lead guitarist for the popular band Stone Sour.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Jim Root's Guitar Rig.

Jim on Fender guitar

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Guitars
- Fender Jim Root Signature Series Telecaster (w/ EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickups, Strat-like pickup switching system, available in Black w/white scratch plate and maple fretboard and Vintage White with black pickguard and ebony fretboard) :

Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar White

- Fender Jim Root Stratocaster with EMG pickups

- Squier Jim Root Signature guitars

- Fender Jim Root signature Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Satin Black

- Fender Flat Head Telecaster HH Black (Main)(Custom model [2 vol knobs])

- Fender Flat Head Showmaster HH Black ("JR" on 12th fret)

- Backstage Custom Charvel San Dimas HH model built by Fender. (It has a traditional Stratocaster look, but a thinner neck and 2 humbuckers).

- Jackson SL1 Soloist Black guitar (In Slipknot Tour)

Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar

- Jackson SL3 Soloist Grey guitar (In Slipknot- IOWA Tour)

- PRS Private Stock Black (Based around the Standard 24) (In Slipknot- IOWA Tour)

PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar

- Maverick JR-4

- Fender H/S/S Strat with EMG pickups-all black

- Fender Custom Telecaster Flame Maple Top HH Black Cherry burst

Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar

- Fender Flat Head Telecaster Light Gray finish with one bridge pick up (played in late Stone Sour shows in 2003, i.e.: Rock Am Ring)

- Various martin acoustics

Notes: All jim's guitars are down tuned electrics to drop B and C# with the exception of when used for Stone Sour songs

- 1981 Gibson Flying V (black with white pickguard. Seen using summer 2009 tour)

Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Antique Natural

- Gretsch Brian Setzer model guitar (clean guitar on audio Secrecy)

- Charvel guitars

- Fender Jazzmaster, no pickguard, EMG 81/60, hardtail (custom shop for him)

Fender Vintera '60S Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Ice Blue Metallic

- Fender prototype strat, EMG 81/60

- Fender David Gilmour Signature Strat (relic)

Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar

- white Gibson Flying V (chrome EMG 81/60 pickups)

EMG EMG-81 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

- Fender custom classic pro strat (custom shop)

 Fender Custom Shop 2012 Stratocaster Pro Closet Classic Electric Guitar

 

 

Amps and Cabinets

 - Orange Rockerverb 100 & PPC 412 cab. Also Orange 40th Anniversary and Thunderverb amps. Orange cabs

- Orange Amplifiers Tiny Terror TT15JR Jim Root #4 Signature 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head

Orange Amplifiers Tiny Terror TT15JR Jim Root #4 Signature 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC212 Jim Root #4 Signature 2x12 120W Closed-Back Guitar Speaker Cabinet

Orange Amplifiers PPC Series PPC212 Jim Root #4 Signature 2x12 120W Closed-Back Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- Rivera Knucklehead Reverb 100 KT88 Tubes (Master Amp) and one with 6L6 Tubes (Slave Amp)

Rivera K120TRE Knucklehead Tre 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with Reverb

- Rivera 4x12 (Celestion G12T-75 Speakers) x2

Rivera K412 V30 280W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet with Vintage 30 Speakers Black Slant

- Randall ISOlation Cab ("the main sound from the front of the house is coming from a Randall Iso-cab that I've got a Celestion T-75 in" - Root)

Randall Isolation 12 Speaker Cab

- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Fender Mini Tone-master amp (for tuning)

- Bogner Uberschall (modded)

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s

- Diezel cabinet

- Budda combo (used some on audio Secrecy)

Budda Superdrive 30 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp

- Vox AC30 combo and Bad Cat hot Cat (for cleaner work on Audio Secrecy)

 

 

Effects and More

Jim Root's Slipknot/Stone Sour effects:
- Audio-Technica AEW-R5200 Receiver

- Boss AC-3

Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

- Boss NS-2 (he prefers older version with lead-based solder)

- Boss DD-3 delay

- Digital Music Corp. Ground Control Pro

- Digital Music Corp. GCX Switcher (Single effect pedals looped to GCX)

- Digitech hyper phase

DigiTech XHP Hyper Phase Stereo Phaser Pedal

- Digitech Synth Wah

DigiTech XSW Synth Wah Envelope Filter Pedal

- Dunlop JH-3S Jimi Hendrix Octave Fuzz

- Dunlop Crybaby Custom Shop DCR-2SR Rackmounted Wah w/ Expression pedal

- Electro-Harmonix nano Small Stone

- Furman AR-15 Voltage Regulator

Furman AR-1215 AC Line Regulator

- Korg DTR-1000 Rackmounted Tuner

- Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

- Maxon OD-9 Overdrive

- MXR Auto Q Wah

MXR M-120 Auto Q Auto Wah Pedal

- MXR Carbon Copy

- Voodoo Labs pedal power



- Whirlwind 4 channel multi-selector

- Audio Technica 4050 mics for live amps. "AT 4050 Microphones That's my main sound out front." - Jim Root

Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

- Vox Tonelab

Vox ToneLab ST Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

- MXR Phase 100

- Dunlop 535Q wah wah

 - MXR Micro Chorus

- Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

- Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- G-Lab QSC-3 Guitar System controller (2011)

- MXR Custom Comp pedal (used on clean channel)

MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal

- Boss Chromatic Tuner

- G-Lab True Bypass Wah pad

 


Strings and More
-Dunlop Guitar Strings

- Dimarzio Cliplock strap (black)

Dimarzio 2




Go to the next page for incredible pictures of Jim Root's guitar rig.

 

 

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