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Michael Wilton is a guitar player in the popular progressive metal band Queensrÿche. Wilton also has some side projects, such as SOULBENDER.

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

Michael playing guitar

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Guitars

- ESP Michael Wilton Signature Model guitars (black with skulls, Floyd Rose, EVH D-Tuna, Seymour Duncan JB and SSL1 p/u)

- Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700

- Gibson Les Pauls (Standards and Customs)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Fender Stratocasters ('62 strat, '59 strat, '96 strat plus and more)

Fender Custom Shop 1962 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Surf Green Over 3-Color Sunburst

- variety of ESP strats

- '54 Fender Telecaster

- Edwards Flying V

- 94' ESP 12 String Custom

- Taylor 710 acoustic

Taylor 710ce Rosewood/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Sunburst

- Alvarez 12-string acoustic
Note: Check Michael's website for more great details





Amps and Cabinets
Note: In 2009 Wilton switched from Hughes & Kettner to Krank amps.
- Krank REvolution Plus



- Krank Nineteen80 amp and cab

- Krank Rev Cab

Krank Revolution 4x12 Speaker Cabinet

- Krank Rev Jr. Cabs

Krank Rev Jr 1x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet Straight




Here are the amps Wilton was stated (in 9/2009 Ultimate Guitar interview) to be using on 2009 tour:
- Marshall JCM900 (used when touring outside of USA in 2009)
- Bogner Fish pre-amp
- Marshall JMP-1
- Marshall power amp



Here are other amps that Wilton has in his collection or has used in the studio:
- Hughes & Kettner Switchblade amps

Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 Guitar Amp Head

- Hughes & Kettner Straight 4x12

Hughes & Kettner CC412 A3 280W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Marshall JCM800 amps

- Vox 1966 AC30

- Fender Twin 1965

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Matchless AC30

- Steavens Poundcake 100-watt amp head

Note: Michael has a large amount of amps listed on his site. Though last we looked his site has some old info.





Effects
- Custom Audio Electroncis RS-10 Foot Controller

- Line 6 X2 XDR95 Wireless Units (used in 2008)

- AKG 4000 wireless

- Whirlwind Multi-Selector (4 channel)

- Dunlop Custom Shop DCR-25R Rack Wah and wah controller

- Digitech GSP1101 Preamp/Processor

DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor

- Palmer PDI-09 Guitar DI

- Radial J48 Active Direct Box (for the acoustic)

Radial Engineering J48 MK2 48V Phantom Power Active Direct Box

- BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer

- Rocktron Hush Super C Noise Gate

Rocktron HUSH Super C Stereo Guitar Noise Reduction System

- Radial JX-2 Pro Switchbone A/B/Y box

Radial Engineering Tonebone JX-2 Pro Switchbone

- Custom Audio Electronics 4x4 Audio Switcher

- Vox Wah

- Digitech GNX2

- Digitech Whammy

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Fuzz Face

- Dunlop UniVibe

- Zoom G5 effects unit

Zoom G5 Guitar Multi-Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal







Strings and More
- D'Addario .010 and .011 electric strings

- D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light acoustic strings

- Planet Waves cables

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