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Nick Hipa is a guitarist for the metalcore band As I Lay Dying. Hipa joined As I Lay Dying before the band's recording and later release of their third studio album, Shadows Are Security.

Nick's guitar rig isn't overly complicated. Kind of the standard metalcore guitar stuff. Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in As I Lay Dying Nick Hipa's Guitar Rig.

Nick playing guitar

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Guitars

Hipa used to use:
- Fernandes Monterey

Fernandes Monterey Deluxe Tremolo Electric Guitar

- 83' Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black) with EMG 85

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- 93' Gibson Les Paul Custom (White) with EMG 85

Emg Emg-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup Black

 

More currently Hipa uses:

- Ibanez Artist Custom White

- Ibanez Artist Custom Transparent Grey Burst

- Ibanez Destroyer

- Ibanez Iceman

Ibanez Iceman ICT700 Electric Guitar


Note: Hipa uses Seymour Duncan AHB-3 Blackouts in his guitars. He has used EMG in the past also.

Seymour Duncan AHB-3 Mick Thomson EMTY - Signature Blackouts Active Humbucker Set

- A White Ibanez that looks close to a DTT700

- Ibanez Prestige

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Peavey 6505+ amplifier head through Avatar 2x12 with Celestion Vintage 30's (uses power section with the Fractal now)

- Matrix GT1000 power amp

- Randall RM100 MTS and modules

Randall MTS Series RM100MF 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Krank Revolution One and Krankenstein Heads

Krank Krankenstein + KRPBK00 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Mesa/Boogie Guitar Cabinets

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

- Randall cabs

- EVH 5150 III amps, black ("Anodyne Sea" video)

EVH 5150 III 412 Guitar Extension CabinetEvh 5150Iii 412 Guitar Extension Cabinet Ivory

- listed as an Avatar speaker user (Avatar G212 Contemporary, 2 V30's. Also, Avatar Pro Monitors, 2 V30's)

 

 

Effects and More

- EV RE-2 wireless

- Fractal Audio Axe-Fx Ultra controlled by a Rocktron Midi Mate

Rocktron MIDI MATE MIDI Control Pedal

- Maxon OD808 Overdrive Pedal

- Maxon AD999 Delay Pedal

- Carvin Wireless

- Boss Tuner pedal

- Boss Noise Gate Pedal

- Rebel Guitar Straps

- In Tune Guitar Picks

- DR Strings

- Line6, Dunlop, and MXR pedals (as also listed on the As I Lay Dying site)

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