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Adrian Belew is an American guitarist and singer (and drummer, pianist and bass guitarist) perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Adrian's guitar rig.

Adrian on guitar

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Adrian Belew's Guitars

- Parker Adrian Belew Signature Fly Deluxe with MIDI

- 1969 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (used on Frank Zappa’s Sheik Yerbouti, David Bowie’s Lodger, Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, and in Adrian's early days with King Crimson)

- 1966 "Twang Bar King" Fender Mustang electric guitar (he had switched to using Mustang models in the early 80's)

- Late-’80S Fender Custom Shop Strat (Kahler trem, Sperzel locking tuners, Lace Sensor and Sustainiac pickups, and setup to work with Roland GR guitar synth)

- Late-’80s Dobro with 33S Body/Round Neck with 45S Inlays (wrote the song "1967" along with many other songs on it)

- Eastwood guitars Airline 59 Coronado electric and  Spectrum 5 Pro electric guitar

- 1962 Gretsch 6120

- Several Taylor acoustics, including a 1991 Taylor 412 acoustic guitar, which he's written many of his songs with

Taylor 412E-R V-Class Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

- 1965 Galanti Grand Prix electric and 1964 Crucianelli Panoramic (italian made guitars)


Adrian did a fun rig rundown video where he walks you through some of his guitar gear:


Adrian Belew's Amps and Cabinets

- Johnson Millennium 150s (x2)

- J12 Footcontroller

- Line 6 Vetta IIs (x2)

- Bose L1 Towers (x2)

Bose L1 Model II Portable Line Array System

- Fender Twins

- Supro amp

- 50-watt Atomic Reactor active wedge amp for monitoring




Adrian Belew's Effects and More

- Has used the Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra and II Preamp/Processors controlled by FAMC Liquid-Foot Pro

- Roland GR-30 Guitar Synth (GR-55 pictured below)

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer

- Korg MS2000 Keyboard

- Roland VG-99

Roland VG-99 V-Guitar Multi Effects Processor System

- Digitech Jimi Hendrix

- Digitech Whammy pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech Harmony Man

- Analogman Peppermint Fuzz Box

- Pigtronix Disnortion

Pigtronix OFO Disnortion FX Pedal

- Keeley Compressor

- Eventide Timefactor

- GigFX Chopper

Gig-FX The Chopper

- Boomerang Plus Looper

Boomerang III Phrase Sampler

- Roland FC-300 MIDI Controller

- Soundblox Multiwave Distortion

- Foxx Tone Machine fuzz box pedal


Adrian Belew's Strings

- D'Addario NYXL electric guitar strings, 9-46 gauge

D'addario Nyxl0946 Super Light Top/Regular Bottom Electric Guitar Strings



Amps on stage