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Nuno Bettencourt has been many people's favorite guitar player since the band Extreme was first big back in the 80's. His Washburn N4 guitar has always been an instrument shredders want to buy, and the relic version looks awesome to the eye. Nuno has played in other bands in addition to Extreme including Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, and more recently with The Satellite Party. Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that Nuno has been seen using in his guitar rig.

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Guitars
- Homemade guitar with Schecter body and Warmoth neck (used during first Extreme album)

- Takamine acoustic guitar (first Extreme album)

- Washburn N4 electric guitar (A Duncan '59 and a Lawrence L-500 in the bridge)

- Washburn N4ESA

- Washburn N5 electric guitar

- Washburn N6 electric guitar

- Washburn N8 electric guitar

- Washburn P4 electric guitar

- Washburn EA-45, EA20, and EA22 acoustic guitars

Washburn Festival EA20 Spruce Top Acoustic

- Washburn N24

Washburn Nuno N24 Electric Guitar Black

- Wahsburn N2

Washburn N2 Electric Guitar

- Mouradian Custom Guitar

- EVH D-Tuna Drop D system

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System

 

 

Guitar Amplifiers

- Custom made Nuno Bettencourt Randall amps and cabinets (what he has been using as of 2008 along with Marshalls):

- Randall NBKing100 amp head and NB King combo amps

Randall NB King 112 Nuno Bettencourt Signature 30W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Randall NB412 cabinets

Randall Nuno Bettencourt NB412 100W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

 - Randall NB15 combo amp

- ADA MP-1 Preamp

- ADA Power amp

- Fender Vibroverb

- Fender Twin Reverb

- Marshall TSL amp heads (3 channel)

- 69' Marshall cabinets

- Hughes and Kettner TriAmp heads

- Marshall JMP head

- Marshall JCM head

- Soldano amps (various stories floating around - Soldano Series II Super Lead 60, SLO100....)

Soldano SLO100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

 

 

 

Guitar Effects
- Boss ME-5 Multi Effects and more currently, Boss GT-8

Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

- Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

- Boss LS-2 Line Selector

- Boss MC-1

- MXR Phase 90

- MXR Phase 100

- Heil Talkbox

- Hughes & Kettner Tubeman

Hughes & Kettner Tubeman Tube-Driven 3-Channel Guitar Recording Station

- Boss PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay

- Digitech XP-100 Whammy pedal

- Boss GE-7 Equalizer

- Boss OC-3 Octave

- Demeter Amplification THE TREMULATOR

- Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere

Hughes & Kettner Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII

- Damage Control Womanizer Pure Class A Distortion (he's sponsored)

- Rat pedals



 

Guitar Strings and Picks
- Dean Markley Nuno Bettencourt Signature guitar strings NB-LTHB gauges .010 - .013 - .017 - .028 - .038 - .052
- Dean Markley Nuno Bettencourt Signature guitar strings NB-CL gauges .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046

These strings are a pretty close match to the one's he made:

- Fender heavy picks

 

Go to the next page to see some awesome pictures of Nuno's rig!

 

 

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