Emppu Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, best known as a member of symphonic female fronted metal band Nightwish. He started to play guitar as a private study at the age of 12 and since then he has played in various bands including Nightwish, of which he is a founding member, Brother Firetribe and Altaria.
Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Nightwish guitar players rig.
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- custom made ESP Horizon signature model guitars
- ESP EV-1 with Seymour Duncan pickups (TB-5 in the bridge, SHR-1n in the middle and an SH-2n in the neck) 1 in purple and 1 in white. Note, the EV stands for Emppu Vuorinen.
- Washburn CS-780 - white and purple guitars with golden hardware
- LTD MH-400 guitars
Here's a great video of a backstage tour of the music gear that the band NightWish uses in concert. The guitar tech shows off multiple ESP guitars. You then can see the Kemper Profiler rack amps. A Marshall 1960A cabinet is used on stage for "Feedback". You also get a great view of the Boss FC-50 pedalboard with the FS-5U pedal. A pretty simple, yet very flexible guitar rig!
Amps and Cabinets
- Kemper Profiler Rack Amplifier
- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers
- Mesa Boogie Stereo 50 Amplifier
- Marshall speaker cabinets A and B's
- Bogner + Engl amps also used in recording (exact models?)
Effects and More
- Beyer Dynamics Opus 500 MKII Wireless
- Sansamp PSA-1 Rack Preamp
- T.C. Electronics G-MAJOR
- Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Volume/Wah
- Digitech Whammy XP-100 (newer version pic below)
- Boss FC-50 Midi Controller
- Boss FS-5U Tap/Tempo pedal
- Morley Volume/Wah pedal
- specially modified Boss MT-2 by Von Lehmann (CHINA SYNDROME)
- DR LT-9...42 gauge (for E-Tune Guitars)
- DR MT-10...46 gauge (for D-Tune Guitars)
Go to the next page for pictures of Emppu's guitar rig.