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Simon Neil is a Scottish vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter best known for his work in the band Biffy Clyro.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that Simon has been seen using in his Biffy Clyro guitar rig.

Simon on guitar

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Guitars

- black Fender Tele Custom ’72 reissue

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- Fender Standard Strats (various mexican models)

Fender Player Stratocaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black

-  Fender 1960 Custom Stratocasters – Fiesta Red, Frost Metallic, and White.

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Roasted Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Faded Aged Fiesta Red

- Fender 50s Stratocaster Relic

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Deluxe Closet Classic Finish With Gold Hardware Electric Guitar Desert Sand

- Fender Telecaster Standard – USA model, three tone sunburst

Fender American Professional Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Sonic Gray

- Fender Telecaster Custom '62 – Japanese model, three tone sunburst (american pictured below)

Fender American Original '60S Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

- Gretsch G6136DC White Falcon (single cut pictured below)

Gretsch Guitars G6136t-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Falcon Hollowbody With Bigsby Vintage White

- Patrick Eggle New York - Red

- Gibson Flying V – used in the studio for "Pause It And Turn It Up"

Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Antique Natural

- Gibson Les Paul Junior – used in the studio for Puzzle

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Satin Vintage Sunburst

- a Variety of acoustic guitars

- Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar - used in the video for "Virgin Radio Session"

Guild D-55 Acoustic Guitar Antique Burst

- Fender Squier Simon Neil Stratocaster

 

Notes: Pictures show Simon using black and grey picks



Amps and Cabinets

- Hayden MoFo head with 4x12 cabinet, and a Speakeasy combo (as reported on Hayden site in 2009)

- Fender Hot Rod Deville

Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 Iv 60W 2X12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- Peavey Classic amplfier (head) and Peavey Classic 1x15 Cabinet

Peavey Classic 50/212 Tube Combo Amp Tweed

- Peavey Delta Blues Combo

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp Tweed

- 1959 Marshall Super Lead 100

- Marshall 1960A Cabinet

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Vox amp (eyewitness report)







Effects
- BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

- BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal

- BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion

Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal

- BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal

- BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone

- BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay

- BOSS LS-2 Line Selector

- Dunlop CryBaby wah pedal

- Blues Overdrive BL-20

- Electro-Harmonix POG pedal

 

Simon with pedals

 

Strings and Picks

- Dunlop 10 gauge electric guitar strings (according to Dunlop's Buffy page)

- Dunlop tortex green picks



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