Eric Melvin is the rhythm guitarist in the California punk band NOFX. Eric was an original member of NOFX and is still in it. Eric also plays Accordian, which you can sometimes see him play at NOFX shows.
Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Eric's NOFX guitar rig.
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- ESP Japan Les Paul Body Style (clear and unvarnished) guitar
- 1977 Gibson Les Paul
Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa Mark V
- Mesa Boogie Mark IV with 6L6s
- Mesa 4x12 cabinets
- Marshall Cabinets (there are some pictures out there with him using Marshalls)
Effect and More
Note: We looked through about 700 photos and identified much of Melvin's pedals, but we think we might have missed a couple - post a comment to add to this.
- Audio Technica Wireless
- Furman Power Conditioner
- Korg DTR rack tuner
- Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal
- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff PI (USSR version)
- MXR 10 Band EQ
- Hotcake distortion pedal
- Boss Super Phaser
- Mesa Boogie Pedal
Strings and Picks
- Ernie Ball ("purple pack") Power Slinky 11-48 gauge guitar strings
- Dunlop Tortex picks
Go to the next page for pictures of Eric Melvin's rig.
Flickr user Patrick - msigarmy.com has a couple nice pictures of Eric Melvin's NOFX rig from the past. The closeup of the pedals is from 2002. Things have changed a bit since then. The far away shot let's you get a glimpse of Mevlin's 2006 rig.
The other picture of Melvin live gives you a peak at Melvin's guitar, and was taken in 2006 by Flickr user jgarber.
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