Kaoru is a Japanese musician who plays guitar in the metal band Dir En Grey.
Let's take a look at some of the guitar gear and equipment that Kaoru has been seen using in his guitar rig.
Click the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar Center and Amazon
Thanks to Dir En Grey management for providing us with 2011 rig info!
Also see our Dir En Grey Interview for pictures and info.
- ESP D-KV-440 guitar
- ESP D-KV-440-T.O.M guitar
- ESP VP-SL7 guitars
- ESP D-KV-EXL7 guitar
- ESP Ganesa guitars (past)
Amps and cabinets
- Diezel VH4 Amplifier Head
- Bogner 4X12 straight guitar Cabinet (Kaoru told us that he has a new cabinet with quick attack on his gear wishlist)
- Mesa or Marshall 4x12 cabs often used on tour
- Custom Audio Electronics 4x4 Audio Controller
- Dunlop DCR-ISR Crybaby Rack Wah
- Boss LS-2 Line Selector pedal
- DigiTech WH-1 Whammy pedal (newer version pic below)
- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man pedal
- Electro-Harmonix EH-5000 Frequency Analyzer pedal
- MXR Flanger pedal
- LINE 6 POD X3 LIVE (newer pod pic below. The X3 is discontinued)
- AMT E-1 Legend Amps pedal
- BOSS GE-10 Graphic Equalizer pedal (Boss stopped making the GE-10 in 1985. GE-7 pic below)
- KORG DTR-1 Rack Tuner
- TC Electronic TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay