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Joe Don Rooney is the guitar player in the American country music band Rascal Flatts.

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

Joe playing guitar

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Guitars
- Gibson custom built goldtop Les Paul (with image of wife's lips painted)

Gibson Custom Historic '57 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Vos Electric Guitar Gold Top

- Gibson 1963 SG Juniors (red and a white one)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335 (sunburst)

Gibson Es-335 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Burst

- James Tyler Telecaster

- Fender 1957 Reissue Stratocaster (his is sunburst)

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

- Taylor 714ce

Taylor 714ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul Studio (ebony)







Amps and Cabinets

- Bogner Ectasy 101B amplifiers (x2, one is a backup)

Bogner Ecstasy 101B 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s Comet Black

- Bogner spare?

- Marshall mid 70's JMP 50 watt (for clean)

- VHT Power Amps (x2, one spare)

- Bogner 4x12 cabinet (used by the Bogners) G12H30 celestions

Bogner 412STU 210W 4x12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet

- 2x12 (used by the Marshall head. Vintage 30's)

- 1x12 cabs built by Peter Matthers (vintage 30 celestions)

- cabs miced with Shure SM57 mics and Royer R-121 Ribbon mics







Effects and More

Rack:
- TC Electronic FireworX Multi Effects Processor

TC Electronic FireworX Multi Effects Processor

- TC Electronic Reverb 4000

TC Electronic M-4000 Stereo Reverb Unit

- TC Electronic D-Two - Multitap rhythm delay

TC Electronic D-Two Multi-Tap Delay

- RJM Amp Gizmo
- Korg Rack tuner
- Palmer PDI-09 Direct Box
- Furman Power Conditioner
- Shure Wireless
- Radial Headbone

Radial Engineering Headbone VT Amp Head Switcher for Tube Amps





Joe's Pedalboard:
- Digital Music Corp Ground Control Pro

- Ernie Ball Volume pedal

- Boss FS-5U pedal

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

- Lehle 1@3 Amp switcher

Lehle 1at3 SGoS Switcher Guitar Pedal

- Analog Man Mini-Chorus

- Boss GE-7 EQ pedal

- Boss NS-2 pedal

- Fulltone MDV2 Mini DejaVibe 2 (wah version)

- Boss TU-15 Chromatic Tuner



The Tech pedalboard (controlled by his guitar tech who does much of the switching) has:
- Digital Music Corp Ground Control Pro
- Ernie Ball VP Volume pedal
- Boss TU-2

- Dunlop DC Brick

- Keeley Compressor

- DLS Effects RotoSim rotary speaker simulator

DLS Effects RotoSim pedal

 

 

Checkout this great picture from 2007 of Joe's pedalboard. Thanks to Dave at DLS Effects for providing us with the photo!

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