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Gear. Yeah, we have some gear. New, rare and vintage gear. Weird, experimental gear. Hell, even gear that carries the Godcity name. Check out a few gems in the collection:

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Amps

Yamaha - T-50c

Combo version of the T-50. This one has a few mods and is one of my most used amps, especially for people who play LOUD. 50w

Verellen - Custom 50w

Neat amp with an insane reverb control that appears after the master volume, so it can be used for reverb only!

Sparrow's Son - Custom Combo

Like the Sparrow head, but a bit more harmonically rich, less chimey, and with a seriously awesome speaker cabinet built in. 50w

Guild - Thunderbass

Cranky old 40 watt tube amp similar to Silvertone.

Gallien Krueger - 800RB

Nate from Converge threw this off the stage at a show once and I salvaged it. It works, but it’s been known to electrocute people.

Allston Amps - Chupakabra 30w

It has a lot of switches and knobs and can do all sorts of different classic tones.

Kemper - Profiling Amp

This thing can model the tone of your actual guitar rig. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn good for scratch tracks and emergency overdubs.

Yamaha - T-50

Mike Soldano designed, built in New Jersey by Dennis Kager. Much rattier than his later designs, but that’s why I like it. 50 Watt.

Traynor - YBA-3

Over-sized Traynor bass head, with extended frequency response.

Traynor - YBA-1

The most sought-after Traynor, but the YRM speaks to me more. 50 Watt.

Traynor - Reverb Master YRM

I’ve owned this amp for about 25 years and it’s never done me wrong. Great mid-range and a sweet reverb. 50 Watt.

THD - Uni-Valve

Interesting sounding low-wattage amp. Still wrapping my head around this one. 25 Watt.

Sparrow's Son - Custom Head

Hand-built custom amp from Belarus. I use it for glassy gain or deep, cold cleans. Like it so much I bought another. 60 Watt.

Orange - Thunderverb 200

Big and honky sounding. A very common choice for bass around here. 200 Watt.

Orange - OR80

The classic Orange tone. Great crunch without obnoxious sizzle. '72 Graphic, 80 watt.

Orange - OR50

Not always the best sounding amp, but never the worst. I grab this amp when I need a no-brainer tone. 40th Anniversary, 50 Watt.

Orange - Dual Terror

A great back-up and practice amp. 30 Watt.

Orange - Terror Bass

Damn good for it’s size.

Orange - AD200

Big and deep with a smooth overdrive. 200 Watt.

Mesa Boogie - MKIII

The bay-area thrash machine. 1x12 Combo, 100w.

Marshall - JMP

6550 equipped classic master volume Marshall tone. Sounds as it should. 50 Watt.

Hovercraft - Dwarvenaut

Super cool repuprosed Jet City amp. Sounds like you’d expect a vintage Orange with a Fuzz pedal to sound. 20 watt.

Gibson - GA-77 Vanguard

Late 60’s American guitar amp that rivaled the more popular Fender amps of the day. 40 watt combo.

Gibson - Titan

This is one of my favorite heads. Super versatile EQ and an excellent vehicle for obnoxious disortion pedals. 100 watt.

Fender - Vibro Champ

Ubiquitous low-wattage Fender tone machine. 5 Watt.

Fender - ProReverb

Same as a Fender Twin but with half the power. 40 watt.

CMI - 1×15 Combo

It has a built-in Maestro phaser! 40 watt.

Carvin - Pro Bass

Loud and gross. Makes a good bass power amp or HM-2 style guitar amp.

Blackstar - Series One

Modern amp for modern tones. Doesn’t see a lot of use around here, but when it wins the shootout, it wins by a mile. 50 Watt.

Blackstar - Artisan

Kind of like a bridge between AC-30 and JCM800. I really love the sound of this cabinet. 30 Watt.

BadCat - Panther

Somewhere between the Black Cat and the Lynx. The amount of knobs can be overwhelming, but when it’s dialed, it sounds “expensive.”

BadCat - Lynx

Mega-mid, high gain el34 amp. I prefer this one to the Hot Cat.

BadCat - Black Cat

Similar to the Matchless DC-30 which is similar to the Vox AC-30. I like how it goes “clank.”

Ampeg - V-4R

Currently in “right off the assembly line” condition. I swear this thing could be a hi-fi amp now.

Compression

Drawmer - Three-Sum

Really neat 3-way crossover box for “roll your own” multi-band compressor or other creative effects.

Drawmer - 1969 Tube Stereo mic pre / compressor

FET-based buss compressor and work-horse mic pre-amp. It’s really hard to make this thing sound bad.

Tube-Tech - SMC-2b multi-band compressor

The secret weapon for polishing mixes. Also fantastic for bass, overhead, and room mic tracking.

Tonelux - TXC compressor

These are probably my favorite drum compressor. Sounds like an API 2500 but with a greater depth of control.

Standard Audio - Level-or

Shure Level-Loc style compressor/distorter. I like it on vocals and bass.

Schmidlin - Fed+ Vari-Mu compressor

I like it as a parallel drum bus compressor/distorter.

Retro Instruments - 176 Tube Compressor

A classy-sounding vari-mu tube compressor. Built like a tank and looks so cool, you’ll swear stuff going through it sounds better.

Purple Audio - MC77 compressor

A slightly more aggressive, lower noise version of the classic 1176.

Kenetek - LA-2x limiter

A super tweaked, top-notch, LA-2a clone.

Daking - 91579 compressor

Daking’s take on Neve compression.

Chandler - Zener Limiter

Chandler’s take on the EMI limiters, but with more control. Capable of adding tons of smack to drums.

Aphex - Dominator

Classic Aphex limiting. Good for making stuff loud.

Aphex - Compellor

Classic Aphex compression.

Aphex - Expressor

I like these for restoring sparkle to a compressed signal.

Universal Audio - 6176 channel strip

A vintage-styled mic pre/eq/compressor. Often used on sub-kick, bass di, room mic, and vocals.

Requisite - PAL mic pre / compressor

These things look and sound almost as expensive as they were. Super-classy on vocals and overheads.

Slate Pro Audo - Dragon compressor

The graphics on these things are THE WORST, but despite their Ed Hardy-esque appearance, they are fantastically aggressive 1176-style comps.

Thermionic Culture - The Phoenix

Classy compressor for class-less people. Vari-Mu Tube Compressor.

Empirical Labs - Distressor

The most ubiquitous compressor of modern times – very hard to make sound bad. Two Available.

Elysia - Xpressor

A wonderfully versitile tone-shaper.

Dramastic Audio - Obsidian

A modified SSL style 2-buss compressor, fantastic for adding glue, tucking in the transients, and making stuff loud.

DI

Whirlwind - DI

A basic Direct Inject box.

Radial - JDI

High quality DI.

MXR - Bass DI+

MXR’s take on the Sans Amp Bass Driver.

Tech 21 - Sans Amp

The ubiquitous DI bass tone.

Digital Audio Workstations

Burl - Mothership Convertors

Super amazing-sounding AD/DA converters that make me not miss working on tape.

Apple - Mac Pro

2x 3.46Ghz 6 core, 32 GB Ram. Protools HDX PCIe, UAD QUad PCIe, Burl Mothership converters. 24 Channel in, 32 out, up to 192khz sample rates.

Drums

Yamaha - 80’s Rock Tour Custom

Known around here as “big red." Like the snare sound on Danzig 1? This drum will do that. 8x14"

Keller - 4.5×14″ mahogany snare

Classic Slingerland-type snare sound.

Yamaha - 24″ Kick

This one goes “THUD.”

Ludwig - 4.5×14″ Snare

I’ve heard these are the most recorded snares in history. I dunno if that's true, but it sounds good.

C&C - 16×22″ Kick

Rogers-style classic kick drum sound.

Pearl - 14×6.5″ Brass snare

Steve Ferrone signature brass (Black Beauty). Every drum company makes a black beauty style snare for a reason.

GCI - 11×13″ Titanium Tom

If my Tempus toms sound “more birch than birch” then this drum sounds “more maple than maple.”

GCI - 5×15″ Titanium snare

Weird size. Why did I make this?

GCI - 7×13″ Titanium snare

Poppy, responsive, yet warm. Great for players who prefer a 13, but don't want to sound like Spin Doctors.

Dunnett - 8×14″ Stainless Steel Snare

Crispy and deep.

Tempus - Toms

Fiberglass toms that sound more birch than birch. 8", 10", 12", 14", 16" and 18"

Slingerland - 24″ Kick

This one goes “BOOOOOMMM.” 70's kick drum.

GCI - 7×14″ Titanium Snare

I fucking love this drum and not just because I made it. It’s been used on most of my recent recordings. 7x14" Titanium with single flanged hoops.

Effects

Yamaha - SPX-90

My favorite 80’s, grainy, gated reverb sound.

Roland - RE-501

The full-featured premium version of the classic RE-201. It rules.

Peavey - Valverb

It has springs and tubes!

Lexicon - PCM-42

Classic delay used for the “fake doubler” effect on lots of famous guitar recordings.

Lexicon - MPX-500

90’s reverb that still sounds pretty good.

Furman - Spring Reverb

It’s analog… and springy!

Eventide - H3000

Classic H3000 effects processor. Peter Gabriel would approve.

Deltalab - Effectron

Nice delay. Sounds cool for vocal slap and sometimes percussion.

Electrix - Filter Factory

Some fantastic synth-like resonance tools from an unfortunately ill-fated company.

Effects Pedals

Providence - Stampede

An extremely high powered distortion pedal, seldom seen in the US. I had two until Handsome Jim plugged one in to UK power. Oops.

Lone Wolf FX - Outsider

A favorite of mine. Kind of like a fixed position wah, but so much more.

Lone Wolf FX - Left Hand Wrath

Like a Boss HM-2, but bigger, tighter, and more stabby.

Lone Wolf FX - Black Mesa

The name says it all.

Earthquaker - Afterneath

Instant post-rock guitar tone.

Dunwich - HM-2 clone kit

A highly modified version of the Boss HM-2 circuit with much more range of adjustment.

Boss - Noise Suppresor

Nice noise gate.

Z-Vex - Fat Fuzz Factory

A thicker, more versatile, albeit less cosmetically cool version of the original Fuzz Factory. Coolest for mid-range tones.

Z-Vex - Fuzz Factory

Hand painted original FF. Great for zipper fuzz and other zaniness. RIP Andy Richardson.

Way Huge - Aqua Puss delay

A killer analog delay. Turn knobs. Have fun.

Tronographic - Rusty Box

A Traynor solid-state bass preamp in a box. Jesus Lizard tone.

Sanford and Sonny - Blue Beard fuzz

A honkier, more aggressive take on a Big Muff.

Red Snapper clone - Red Crapper overdrive

Boss OD-1 clone. Excellent when a chimey tone is needed. Think Wipers/Hot Snakes.

One Knob - Boost

Makes guitars louder.

One Control - Mosquite Blender

Adds wet/dry control to any pedal chain – especially useful with heavily distorted basses.

MXR - EVH Phase 90

Swirly twirly gumdrops.

MXR - KFK EQ

A versitile graphic equalizer, nice for driving amps harder.

MXR - ’78 Distortion

A nice sounding distortion. Good for thrash tones.

Mountain King - Megolith

An absolutely enormous sounding fuzz pedal. Don’t even consider using it at tempos above 80 bpm.

Marshall - Guv-nor MK1 clone

The classic 5 knob Guv’nor circuit, but with better parts.

Malekko - Plus Ultra

A mellow fuzz with an intense filter section.

Main Ace FX - Ortenzia Fuzz

A nice gated fuzz, full of character, and excellent for lead work.

Hovercraft - Ionostrofear Fuzz

A big, thick, smooth, Muff-style fuzz.

Hao - Sole Pressure

A smooth, transparent overdrive. Nice for taming exceedingly crispy guitars.

Hao - Rust Driver

A clanky boost/overdrive.

Fuzzrocious - Demon King

A thick, smooth distortion with some fun, squealy feedback controls.

Ernie Ball - Volume Pedal

Makes volume go up and down.

Electro Harmonix - Big Muff pi

The SM-57 of fuzz pedals.

Earth Quaker Devices - Tone Reaper

A nice, mid-rangey fuzz. Does best with lesser amounts of power amp drive.

Earth Quaker Devices - Pitch Bay

Warbly, thick, dual digital pitch shift effect.

Earth Quaker Devices - Arpanoid

I’ve yet to use this for anything other than making myself laugh, but it's great at that!

DOD - Buzz Box

Buzz Osborne signature fuzz. I don’t think Buzz uses it, though. I don’t think anybody uses it.

Dunwich Amplification - Wizard Fuzz

Cast a fuzz spell on some riffs.

Dunwich Amplification - HM-2 Clone

A new take on the classic Swedish death metal tone. I reach for this when I want a warmer version of the Boss HM-2 sound.

Danelectro - Grilled Cheese Distortion

The most horrible, thin sounding distortion at GodCity. Rarely used, but sometimes the perfect tool.

Digitech - Bass Synth Wah

Makes guitars and basses sound like synths.

Boss - Graphic EQ

I like it for boosting mids and levels to add push and focus to a tube amp.

Boss - TU-2 Tuner

It's not a tunah!

Boss - DD-6 Digital Delay

Modern digital delay.

Boss - DD-5 Digital Delay

Basic digital delay, modded to sound more analog. (Analog Man mod)

Boss - DF-2 Super Feedbacker Distortion

Hold it down and let it sing! So much fun. (Dort Mod)

Boss - DS-1 Distortion

Everyone has one of these. This one sounds better than most. (Occtone mod)

Boss - PS-5 Super Shifter

A useful harmony and whammy tool.

Boss - PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay

The Cave-In-ator.

Boss - OS-2 Overdrive

A very frequently used overdrive for guitar or bass that adds midrange focus. I lost this. Has anyone seen it?

Boss - ODB-3 Bass Overdrive

If Ol’ Dirty Bastard played distorted bass, he’d use this.

Boss - HM-2 Heavy Metal

Swedish tone.

Boss - MT-2 Metal Zone

Norwegian tone. (Analog Man mod)

Boss - BF-3 Flanger

It flanges like a boss.

Arion - Stereo Chorus

Boss CE-1 clone. Sounds fantastic.

Arion - Compressor

Boss CS-3 clone.

Arion - Bass Distortion

Arion’s take on the Boss ODB-3.

Arion - Distortion

Arion’s take on the Boss DS-1.

Arion - Metal Master

Boss HM-2 clone.

Method of Control - KB-one

Stampede-style overdrive

Malekko - B:assmaster

It’s a fuzz with some interesting interacting filters. When it works, it rules.

FoxRox - Octron

Definitely my favorite lead guitar pedal. The octave up settings are totally caustic in the best way possible.

Dunlop - Uni-Vibe

Rotary speaker/chorus effect.

Dunlop - Cry Baby

Ubiquitous wah-wah pedal.

Dunwich - Volt Thrower

Like a Rat, but with extended frequency response and articulation.

Digitech - Bass Whammy

Like a guitar whammy, but for bass.

Blackstar - Metal

A full-blown tube preamp in a pedal, tailored towards metal.

Blackout Effectors - Blunderbuss

Awesome, articulate, thick, yet aggressive fuzz.

Akai - Headrush

A simple phrase sampler for guitar.

EQ

Little Labs - i-VOG

A neat little box for shaping low frequencies. Boost the fundamental frequency of something while simultaneously removing unwanted rumble.

Sony - MX-32 EQ

I ripped these out of the MXP3036 console I used to own. Something about the way they handle mid-range is just killer on bass and guitar.

LaChappel - 583v mic pre / eq

Very detailed sounding tube mic pre’s. Can be clean or super dirty. I like them a lot for room mics and vocals.

Krohn-Hite - HP/LP Filter

Gnarly old tube test equipment converted to audio equipment by Nick Z of New Alliance East mastering.

Universal Audio - 6176 channel strip

A vintage-styled mic pre/eq/compressor. Often used on sub-kick, bass di, room mic, and vocals.

Daking - Mic Pre / EQ

Daking’s take on the Trident A-range mic pre/eq. Edgier than the more freqently cloned Neve and API pre’s.

Chandler - TG channel mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Abbey Road EMI console mic pre/eq.

Chandler - LTD-1 mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Neve 1073 circuit. Often used on kick, bass, and guitar amps.

Thermionic Culture - Early Bird mic pre / eq

An ultra-classy stereo tube thingy.

Manley - Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ

My favorite EQ. Steep learning curve, but super powerful and super musical.

Thermionic Culture - Pullet

Smooth sounding, versitile passive filters.

Emperical Labs - Lil’ Freq

Super-precise analog EQ’s, excellent for precision work with cymbals and guitars.

Dangerous Audio - Bax EQ

High-end HF and LF shelving and filtering based on Baxandall EQ curves.

Gates

Symmetrix - 562

It's a noise gate.

Guitars

Dean - Dimebag Bantar

It’s a Dean, so Ryan from Coliseum tricked it out with some sweet Dimebag graffix.

Peavey - T-40

The active EQ makes it good for finger-style players who want to sound like they use a pick or vice versa.

Fender - Super Jumbo

Big and bright for an acoustic. It’s not the ideal solo acoustic guitar, but it’s great for cutting through dense mixes.

Wild Customs - Savage One

You like dive bombs? Me too. This is the guitar I use for dive bombs. EMG P-85 and Kahler Trem.

Warwick - Star Bass II

Tons of twang and resonance from this amazing feeling bass. Much more solid and less plunky than what you’d expect from a hollow-body.

Warmoth - P Bass

If you’re playing aggressive music, this is probably the bass you want. EMG pickup.

Warmoth - Pine Tele

Just about everything you’d want from a Telecaster, including a 4th switch position for series operation. Short scale w/ Lindy Fralin p-up.

Warmoth - Jazzmaster

Fun guitar with tons of phase and series/parallel switching settings for wide tonal variation. EGC P-90s.

Squire - Strat

Custom 50's clone hand wound pickups. Classic Strat tone. Rarely required at GodCity, but it’s here!

Rickenbacker - 650A Atlantis

This was my primary Converge guitar from ’96 until about 2003.

Guild - Starfire

I’ve owned this for about 20 years and it’s still one of my favorite guitars to play.

Gibson - Melody Maker

Set up in Nashville high-strung for Jimmy Page-type sounds.

Gibson - Les Paul

1970 Les Paul Custom with 59 Classic Pickups.

GCI - Deconstructivist

The first prototype from the second stage of GCI production. I love the mid-range bark of these pickups. Two TV Jones & Mustage Style Trem.

GCI - 3

This one has seen a lot of studio action lately. Say what you want about EMG, but the Hetfield model fucking rips.

GCI - 2b

27.5 Baritone. I want to start a 2 piece band just to use this guitar in.

GCI - 2

This has been my primary Converge guitar for the past few years.

Framus - Mayfield

Incredible feel and a deep, resonant tone.

Framus - AK1974

The craftsmanship of Framus guitars is unbelievable. This is one of the nicest playing guitars I’ve ever used.

First Act - Delgada bass

My bass with the fewest frets. I tricked it out with some Van Halen tape stripes. Someday I’m going to do the same to my car.

First Act - Delia 12 String

Dreamy shoegaze tones-a-plenty. Hollow body with Kentron Pickups. DIY 12-string conversion means I'm the only one who knows how to tune it.

First Act - Delia 9-string

9 strings are fun and totally weird, especially for solos.

First Act - Custom “Rick-rite”

I call it the “Rick-rite.” Nice amount of bark and plenty of high fret access. w/ Lace Dually and Lace Sensor Emerald.

First Act - Custom Sheena

This was my primary Converge guitar during the mid-2000’s. Plays like buttah. w/ EMG-85.

Electrical Guitar Co. - Lucite Custom

A very precise feeling, full bandwidth, loud electric guitar. w/ EMG Hetfield.

Instruments

Yamaha - Poly-Six

If you get a sound you like out of this thing, record it that instant because you will never find that sound again.

Yamaha - 80’s Rock Tour Custom

Known around here as “big red." Like the snare sound on Danzig 1? This drum will do that. 8x14"

Dean - Dimebag Bantar

It’s a Dean, so Ryan from Coliseum tricked it out with some sweet Dimebag graffix.

Keller - 4.5×14″ mahogany snare

Classic Slingerland-type snare sound.

Yamaha - 24″ Kick

This one goes “THUD.”

Ludwig - 4.5×14″ Snare

I’ve heard these are the most recorded snares in history. I dunno if that's true, but it sounds good.

C&C - 16×22″ Kick

Rogers-style classic kick drum sound.

Providence - Stampede

An extremely high powered distortion pedal, seldom seen in the US. I had two until Handsome Jim plugged one in to UK power. Oops.

Lone Wolf FX - Outsider

A favorite of mine. Kind of like a fixed position wah, but so much more.

Lone Wolf FX - Left Hand Wrath

Like a Boss HM-2, but bigger, tighter, and more stabby.

Lone Wolf FX - Black Mesa

The name says it all.

Earthquaker - Afterneath

Instant post-rock guitar tone.

Dunwich - HM-2 clone kit

A highly modified version of the Boss HM-2 circuit with much more range of adjustment.

Boss - Noise Suppresor

Nice noise gate.

Peavey - T-40

The active EQ makes it good for finger-style players who want to sound like they use a pick or vice versa.

Fender - Super Jumbo

Big and bright for an acoustic. It’s not the ideal solo acoustic guitar, but it’s great for cutting through dense mixes.

Marshall - 8×10

Sizzley and throaty. Doesn’t see much use, but looks fucking cool. Bring it out for photo-shoots. '73

Yamaha - T-50c

Combo version of the T-50. This one has a few mods and is one of my most used amps, especially for people who play LOUD. 50w

Verellen - Custom 50w

Neat amp with an insane reverb control that appears after the master volume, so it can be used for reverb only!

Sparrow's Son - Custom Combo

Like the Sparrow head, but a bit more harmonically rich, less chimey, and with a seriously awesome speaker cabinet built in. 50w

Guild - Thunderbass

Cranky old 40 watt tube amp similar to Silvertone.

Gallien Krueger - 800RB

Nate from Converge threw this off the stage at a show once and I salvaged it. It works, but it’s been known to electrocute people.

Allston Amps - Chupakabra 30w

It has a lot of switches and knobs and can do all sorts of different classic tones.

Pearl - 14×6.5″ Brass snare

Steve Ferrone signature brass (Black Beauty). Every drum company makes a black beauty style snare for a reason.

GCI - 11×13″ Titanium Tom

If my Tempus toms sound “more birch than birch” then this drum sounds “more maple than maple.”

GCI - 5×15″ Titanium snare

Weird size. Why did I make this?

GCI - 7×13″ Titanium snare

Poppy, responsive, yet warm. Great for players who prefer a 13, but don't want to sound like Spin Doctors.

Dunnett - 8×14″ Stainless Steel Snare

Crispy and deep.

Z-Vex - Fat Fuzz Factory

A thicker, more versatile, albeit less cosmetically cool version of the original Fuzz Factory. Coolest for mid-range tones.

Z-Vex - Fuzz Factory

Hand painted original FF. Great for zipper fuzz and other zaniness. RIP Andy Richardson.

Way Huge - Aqua Puss delay

A killer analog delay. Turn knobs. Have fun.

Tronographic - Rusty Box

A Traynor solid-state bass preamp in a box. Jesus Lizard tone.

Sanford and Sonny - Blue Beard fuzz

A honkier, more aggressive take on a Big Muff.

Red Snapper clone - Red Crapper overdrive

Boss OD-1 clone. Excellent when a chimey tone is needed. Think Wipers/Hot Snakes.

One Knob - Boost

Makes guitars louder.

One Control - Mosquite Blender

Adds wet/dry control to any pedal chain – especially useful with heavily distorted basses.

MXR - EVH Phase 90

Swirly twirly gumdrops.

MXR - KFK EQ

A versitile graphic equalizer, nice for driving amps harder.

MXR - ’78 Distortion

A nice sounding distortion. Good for thrash tones.

Mountain King - Megolith

An absolutely enormous sounding fuzz pedal. Don’t even consider using it at tempos above 80 bpm.

Marshall - Guv-nor MK1 clone

The classic 5 knob Guv’nor circuit, but with better parts.

Malekko - Plus Ultra

A mellow fuzz with an intense filter section.

Main Ace FX - Ortenzia Fuzz

A nice gated fuzz, full of character, and excellent for lead work.

Hovercraft - Ionostrofear Fuzz

A big, thick, smooth, Muff-style fuzz.

Hao - Sole Pressure

A smooth, transparent overdrive. Nice for taming exceedingly crispy guitars.

Hao - Rust Driver

A clanky boost/overdrive.

Fuzzrocious - Demon King

A thick, smooth distortion with some fun, squealy feedback controls.

Ernie Ball - Volume Pedal

Makes volume go up and down.

Electro Harmonix - Big Muff pi

The SM-57 of fuzz pedals.

Earth Quaker Devices - Tone Reaper

A nice, mid-rangey fuzz. Does best with lesser amounts of power amp drive.

Earth Quaker Devices - Pitch Bay

Warbly, thick, dual digital pitch shift effect.

Earth Quaker Devices - Arpanoid

I’ve yet to use this for anything other than making myself laugh, but it's great at that!

DOD - Buzz Box

Buzz Osborne signature fuzz. I don’t think Buzz uses it, though. I don’t think anybody uses it.

Dunwich Amplification - Wizard Fuzz

Cast a fuzz spell on some riffs.

Dunwich Amplification - HM-2 Clone

A new take on the classic Swedish death metal tone. I reach for this when I want a warmer version of the Boss HM-2 sound.

Danelectro - Grilled Cheese Distortion

The most horrible, thin sounding distortion at GodCity. Rarely used, but sometimes the perfect tool.

Digitech - Bass Synth Wah

Makes guitars and basses sound like synths.

Boss - Graphic EQ

I like it for boosting mids and levels to add push and focus to a tube amp.

Boss - TU-2 Tuner

It's not a tunah!

Boss - DD-6 Digital Delay

Modern digital delay.

Boss - DD-5 Digital Delay

Basic digital delay, modded to sound more analog. (Analog Man mod)

Boss - DF-2 Super Feedbacker Distortion

Hold it down and let it sing! So much fun. (Dort Mod)

Boss - DS-1 Distortion

Everyone has one of these. This one sounds better than most. (Occtone mod)

Boss - PS-5 Super Shifter

A useful harmony and whammy tool.

Boss - PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay

The Cave-In-ator.

Boss - OS-2 Overdrive

A very frequently used overdrive for guitar or bass that adds midrange focus. I lost this. Has anyone seen it?

Boss - ODB-3 Bass Overdrive

If Ol’ Dirty Bastard played distorted bass, he’d use this.

Boss - HM-2 Heavy Metal

Swedish tone.

Boss - MT-2 Metal Zone

Norwegian tone. (Analog Man mod)

Boss - BF-3 Flanger

It flanges like a boss.

Arion - Stereo Chorus

Boss CE-1 clone. Sounds fantastic.

Arion - Compressor

Boss CS-3 clone.

Arion - Bass Distortion

Arion’s take on the Boss ODB-3.

Arion - Distortion

Arion’s take on the Boss DS-1.

Arion - Metal Master

Boss HM-2 clone.

Kemper - Profiling Amp

This thing can model the tone of your actual guitar rig. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn good for scratch tracks and emergency overdubs.

Knabe - Upright Grand Piano

It’s clunky and old and the strings have never been changed, but it has character!

Hammond - H114 Organ

Classic B3 sound but with built in speakers and “percussion.” w/ Leslie 247 Tone Cabinet.

Method of Control - KB-one

Stampede-style overdrive

Malekko - B:assmaster

It’s a fuzz with some interesting interacting filters. When it works, it rules.

FoxRox - Octron

Definitely my favorite lead guitar pedal. The octave up settings are totally caustic in the best way possible.

Dunlop - Uni-Vibe

Rotary speaker/chorus effect.

Dunlop - Cry Baby

Ubiquitous wah-wah pedal.

Dunwich - Volt Thrower

Like a Rat, but with extended frequency response and articulation.

Digitech - Bass Whammy

Like a guitar whammy, but for bass.

Blackstar - Metal

A full-blown tube preamp in a pedal, tailored towards metal.

Blackout Effectors - Blunderbuss

Awesome, articulate, thick, yet aggressive fuzz.

Akai - Headrush

A simple phrase sampler for guitar.

Wild Customs - Savage One

You like dive bombs? Me too. This is the guitar I use for dive bombs. EMG P-85 and Kahler Trem.

Warwick - Star Bass II

Tons of twang and resonance from this amazing feeling bass. Much more solid and less plunky than what you’d expect from a hollow-body.

Warmoth - P Bass

If you’re playing aggressive music, this is probably the bass you want. EMG pickup.

Warmoth - Pine Tele

Just about everything you’d want from a Telecaster, including a 4th switch position for series operation. Short scale w/ Lindy Fralin p-up.

Warmoth - Jazzmaster

Fun guitar with tons of phase and series/parallel switching settings for wide tonal variation. EGC P-90s.

Squire - Strat

Custom 50's clone hand wound pickups. Classic Strat tone. Rarely required at GodCity, but it’s here!

Rickenbacker - 650A Atlantis

This was my primary Converge guitar from ’96 until about 2003.

Guild - Starfire

I’ve owned this for about 20 years and it’s still one of my favorite guitars to play.

Gibson - Melody Maker

Set up in Nashville high-strung for Jimmy Page-type sounds.

Gibson - Les Paul

1970 Les Paul Custom with 59 Classic Pickups.

GCI - Deconstructivist

The first prototype from the second stage of GCI production. I love the mid-range bark of these pickups. Two TV Jones & Mustage Style Trem.

GCI - 3

This one has seen a lot of studio action lately. Say what you want about EMG, but the Hetfield model fucking rips.

GCI - 2b

27.5 Baritone. I want to start a 2 piece band just to use this guitar in.

GCI - 2

This has been my primary Converge guitar for the past few years.

Framus - Mayfield

Incredible feel and a deep, resonant tone.

Framus - AK1974

The craftsmanship of Framus guitars is unbelievable. This is one of the nicest playing guitars I’ve ever used.

First Act - Delgada bass

My bass with the fewest frets. I tricked it out with some Van Halen tape stripes. Someday I’m going to do the same to my car.

First Act - Delia 12 String

Dreamy shoegaze tones-a-plenty. Hollow body with Kentron Pickups. DIY 12-string conversion means I'm the only one who knows how to tune it.

First Act - Delia 9-string

9 strings are fun and totally weird, especially for solos.

First Act - Custom “Rick-rite”

I call it the “Rick-rite.” Nice amount of bark and plenty of high fret access. w/ Lace Dually and Lace Sensor Emerald.

First Act - Custom Sheena

This was my primary Converge guitar during the mid-2000’s. Plays like buttah. w/ EMG-85.

Electrical Guitar Co. - Lucite Custom

A very precise feeling, full bandwidth, loud electric guitar. w/ EMG Hetfield.

Marshall - 8×10 converted to 4×12

Sounds pretty much like a regular Marshall 4x12, but looks cooler. 1973 with four 12s and no 10s.

Marshall - 4×12

This is pretty much what you want a Marshall 4x12 to sound like. 70's Checkerboard 1982 with Rola Celestion Vintage 30's.

Marshall - 4×10

Crunchy and throaty and fucking cool looking. 60's Marshall 4x10 Basketweave column with 10 watt Celestion's . (2 Available)

Gibson - Titan III

It’s a trapazoid and it sounds kind of square. 1x15 / 2x10 Cabinet.

Emperor - 6×12

Sounds huge and has a frowny faced EQ. 1/3 Open Back with 2 WGS alnicos, 2 Eminence Texas Heats, and 2 Celestion Sidewinders.

Emperor - 6×12

Sounds huge and has a smiley faced EQ. 1/3 Open Back with 2 Eminence Red Fangs, 2 Eminence Swamp Thangs, and 2 Celestial Sidewinders.

Emperor - Half Open 2×12

It’s a 2x12 that sounds as big as a 4x12. 1 Weber Hemp Alnico Blue Dog and 1 Weber 65w British.

Emperor - Open Back 1×12

I use this when I want a Fender combo-type of tone from a guitar head. w/ Weber Speaker.

Ampeg - V6

I like this for guitar-y bass tones. 2x15 with Weber Speakers.

Ampeg - SVT 8×10

THE bass cabinet for rock music.

Yamaha - T-50

Mike Soldano designed, built in New Jersey by Dennis Kager. Much rattier than his later designs, but that’s why I like it. 50 Watt.

Traynor - YBA-3

Over-sized Traynor bass head, with extended frequency response.

Traynor - YBA-1

The most sought-after Traynor, but the YRM speaks to me more. 50 Watt.

Traynor - Reverb Master YRM

I’ve owned this amp for about 25 years and it’s never done me wrong. Great mid-range and a sweet reverb. 50 Watt.

THD - Uni-Valve

Interesting sounding low-wattage amp. Still wrapping my head around this one. 25 Watt.

Sparrow's Son - Custom Head

Hand-built custom amp from Belarus. I use it for glassy gain or deep, cold cleans. Like it so much I bought another. 60 Watt.

Orange - Thunderverb 200

Big and honky sounding. A very common choice for bass around here. 200 Watt.

Orange - OR80

The classic Orange tone. Great crunch without obnoxious sizzle. '72 Graphic, 80 watt.

Orange - OR50

Not always the best sounding amp, but never the worst. I grab this amp when I need a no-brainer tone. 40th Anniversary, 50 Watt.

Orange - Dual Terror

A great back-up and practice amp. 30 Watt.

Orange - Terror Bass

Damn good for it’s size.

Orange - AD200

Big and deep with a smooth overdrive. 200 Watt.

Mesa Boogie - MKIII

The bay-area thrash machine. 1x12 Combo, 100w.

Marshall - JMP

6550 equipped classic master volume Marshall tone. Sounds as it should. 50 Watt.

Hovercraft - Dwarvenaut

Super cool repuprosed Jet City amp. Sounds like you’d expect a vintage Orange with a Fuzz pedal to sound. 20 watt.

Gibson - GA-77 Vanguard

Late 60’s American guitar amp that rivaled the more popular Fender amps of the day. 40 watt combo.

Gibson - Titan

This is one of my favorite heads. Super versatile EQ and an excellent vehicle for obnoxious disortion pedals. 100 watt.

Fender - Vibro Champ

Ubiquitous low-wattage Fender tone machine. 5 Watt.

Fender - ProReverb

Same as a Fender Twin but with half the power. 40 watt.

CMI - 1×15 Combo

It has a built-in Maestro phaser! 40 watt.

Carvin - Pro Bass

Loud and gross. Makes a good bass power amp or HM-2 style guitar amp.

Blackstar - Series One

Modern amp for modern tones. Doesn’t see a lot of use around here, but when it wins the shootout, it wins by a mile. 50 Watt.

Blackstar - Artisan

Kind of like a bridge between AC-30 and JCM800. I really love the sound of this cabinet. 30 Watt.

BadCat - Panther

Somewhere between the Black Cat and the Lynx. The amount of knobs can be overwhelming, but when it’s dialed, it sounds “expensive.”

BadCat - Lynx

Mega-mid, high gain el34 amp. I prefer this one to the Hot Cat.

BadCat - Black Cat

Similar to the Matchless DC-30 which is similar to the Vox AC-30. I like how it goes “clank.”

Ampeg - V-4R

Currently in “right off the assembly line” condition. I swear this thing could be a hi-fi amp now.

Tempus - Toms

Fiberglass toms that sound more birch than birch. 8", 10", 12", 14", 16" and 18"

Slingerland - 24″ Kick

This one goes “BOOOOOMMM.” 70's kick drum.

GCI - 7×14″ Titanium Snare

I fucking love this drum and not just because I made it. It’s been used on most of my recent recordings. 7x14" Titanium with single flanged hoops.

Keyboards

Yamaha - Poly-Six

If you get a sound you like out of this thing, record it that instant because you will never find that sound again.

Knabe - Upright Grand Piano

It’s clunky and old and the strings have never been changed, but it has character!

Hammond - H114 Organ

Classic B3 sound but with built in speakers and “percussion.” w/ Leslie 247 Tone Cabinet.

Microphones

Shure - SM-57 Unidyne era

Sounds way better than a modern 57.

Shure - SM-57 w/ TapeOp Mod

Quieter and bassier than a stock 57.

Shure - Beta 91a PZM

An improved version of the Beta 91.

Shure - Beta 91 PZM

Designed to be used inside a bass drum.

Heil Sound - Handi Mic

A great hand-held harmonic mic.

AKG - C451

Ubiquitous SDC’s often used on cymbals and acoustic guitars - CK1, CK2, CK3, and CK5 capsules.

Heil Sound - PR-48

Dynamic mic with big bottom.

AEA - R88

One of my most accurate sounding mics, often used as drum kit “glue.”

Shure - SM-58

You know what these are.

Shure - KSM-141

Omni/cardioid small diaphragm condenser mics. Great for room mics, cymbal spot mics, toms, and other work-horse duties.

Sennheiser - E-906

Excellent guitar amp mic.

Sennheiser - 441

Hyper-cardioid dynamic mic, great for bottom snare.

Sennheiser - 421

Classic dynamic mic, often used on amps and toms.

Mojave - MA-101

A ballsy small diaphragm condenser mic.

Mojave - MA-100

Small diapragm tube condenser mic.

Microtech-Gefell - UM-57

My most vintage-y and collectable tube mic. That means it sounds good.

Josephson - C606

Bright and detailed SDC’s – excellent for spot mic’ing cymbals.

Heil Sound - PR-35

A hi-fi hand-held vocal mic.

Heil Sound - PR-31

Same as PR-30.

Heil Sound - PR-20

A hi-fi hand-held vocal mic.

Earthworks - TC30K

Extremely flat, omni SDC – great on piano and as a room mic.

Beyerdynamic - M-201

A dynamic that kind of sounds like a condenser – used on snares that need extra crack.

Microtech-Gefell - MV692

Classic FET condensor mics – like a U87 if a U87 sounded good. I used to have 2 more, but Tony Merrill at SPA stole 2 of them.

Yamaha - SubKick

Big bottom, big bottom, talk about mud flaps, my girl’s got ‘em.

Wunder - CM-7 fet

A top-notch clone of the Neumann U47fet. Often used on kick, floor tom, guitar, and vocals.

Soundelux - E-49

Really nice hi-fi tube LDC’s. I like them for overheads, room mics, and vocals.

Shure - SM-7b

The trendiest vocal mic of the 2000’s. I like it on bass.

sE - Voodoo VR-1

Neat little ribbon mics with big bottom and an extended top.

sE - RN17

A fast, detailed, funny looking pair of SDC’s.

Royer - R-121

A big-sounding, durable, modern ribbon mic.

RCA - 44 BX

An ancient, huge, heavy, fantastic-sounding vintage ribbon mic. Excellent on guitar amps, drums, and some vocals.

Placid Audio - Copperphone

Do you love that “telephone” effect? Well then, here you go.

Neumann - KM 184

Ubiquitous small diaphragm condensor mics.

Josephson - E22s

The tom mic to end all tom mics. I switched to these a few years ago and haven’t looked back.

Heil Sound - PR-30

Awesome work-horse dyanmic mic. Use anywhere you’d use a 57 or 421.

Beyerdynamic - M-160

Bright for a ribbon mic – works well on cymbals and classic guitar amp tones. Supposedly Hendrix’s favorite guitar mic.

Beyerdynamic - M-88

A nice mid-forward dynamic mic, often used on bass guitar.

Altec - 633A

Another classic old-school dynamic mic – great on guitar and snare.

AKG - D190

Classic old-school dynamic mic.

AKG - D112

A purpose built kick mic used a lot in the 80’s and 90’s.

AKG - D12e

Classic low frequency mic – best on kick and bass.

AEA - N22

Awesome new-fangled ribbon mic often used to close mic loud guitar amps.

Mixing Consoles

OpAmp Labs - 10×4 mixer

Classic solid state mixer with a thick tone of the 70’s.

Thermionic Culture - Mixing Console

Modern tube mixer with a rich and wide sound.

Tonelux - Mixing Console

Super high-fi, punchy modern analog console from the designer of the later-era API gear.

Monitors

Yamaha - NS-10

The ubiquitous “bad speaker test” speaker.

Adam - S3A

My all-time favorite monitor rig. I don’t even use other speakers anymore.

Urei - 809

“Old guy” speakers that never get used unless it needs to be LOUD.

Other

REAMP - Re-amp

Impedence/level matching device for reamping. I hate reamping.

Palmer - PDI-03

Not used in the studio much, but an amazing tool for live use. These are the best sounding speaker/mic simulators I’ve heard.

Avenson Audio - Blend

Adds wet/dry control to any outboard device. I like to run my entire 2-buss chain through it.

Little Labs - i-VOG

A neat little box for shaping low frequencies. Boost the fundamental frequency of something while simultaneously removing unwanted rumble.

Rane - Headphone Amp

It amplifies line level stuff up to headphone level. Boooorrrrring.

Radial - SGI

Boring shit you don’t care about.

Jensen - MS Encoder/Decoder

Allows any stereo device to process the center channel and sides independently. Very powerful, but also very easy to mess up.

Dolby - Type C NR

Used for the breathy pop vocal trick. Also sometimes used to add air to a snare drum.

Palmer - PDI-09

Sounds about 85% as good as the more expensive PDI-03.

Little Labs - IBP

All pass filters that help align things less than 180 degress out of phase.

Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture

It has tubes and it makes shit all crunchy and more betterer (sometimes). Tube Distortion Generator (Stereo).

RND - 542 Tape Sim

A bit heavy-harded, but they do impart some of that tape sound on tracks. I particularly like them on bass guitar.

Boss - Dr. Sample

Boss sampler, most often used for it’s crappy camcorder-sounding built-in mic.

Outboard Gear

REAMP - Re-amp

Impedence/level matching device for reamping. I hate reamping.

Palmer - PDI-03

Not used in the studio much, but an amazing tool for live use. These are the best sounding speaker/mic simulators I’ve heard.

Avenson Audio - Blend

Adds wet/dry control to any outboard device. I like to run my entire 2-buss chain through it.

Drawmer - Three-Sum

Really neat 3-way crossover box for “roll your own” multi-band compressor or other creative effects.

Little Labs - i-VOG

A neat little box for shaping low frequencies. Boost the fundamental frequency of something while simultaneously removing unwanted rumble.

No Toasters - Nice Pair Stereo Pre-amp

Local tech, Bo Dixon made these. They pair really well with my AEA R88 mic.

Drawmer - 1969 Tube Stereo mic pre / compressor

FET-based buss compressor and work-horse mic pre-amp. It’s really hard to make this thing sound bad.

Rane - Headphone Amp

It amplifies line level stuff up to headphone level. Boooorrrrring.

Radial - SGI

Boring shit you don’t care about.

Jensen - MS Encoder/Decoder

Allows any stereo device to process the center channel and sides independently. Very powerful, but also very easy to mess up.

Dolby - Type C NR

Used for the breathy pop vocal trick. Also sometimes used to add air to a snare drum.

Whirlwind - DI

A basic Direct Inject box.

Radial - JDI

High quality DI.

MXR - Bass DI+

MXR’s take on the Sans Amp Bass Driver.

Yamaha - SPX-90

My favorite 80’s, grainy, gated reverb sound.

Roland - RE-501

The full-featured premium version of the classic RE-201. It rules.

Peavey - Valverb

It has springs and tubes!

Lexicon - PCM-42

Classic delay used for the “fake doubler” effect on lots of famous guitar recordings.

Lexicon - MPX-500

90’s reverb that still sounds pretty good.

Furman - Spring Reverb

It’s analog… and springy!

Eventide - H3000

Classic H3000 effects processor. Peter Gabriel would approve.

Deltalab - Effectron

Nice delay. Sounds cool for vocal slap and sometimes percussion.

Symmetrix - 562

It's a noise gate.

Tube-Tech - SMC-2b multi-band compressor

The secret weapon for polishing mixes. Also fantastic for bass, overhead, and room mic tracking.

Tonelux - TXC compressor

These are probably my favorite drum compressor. Sounds like an API 2500 but with a greater depth of control.

Standard Audio - Level-or

Shure Level-Loc style compressor/distorter. I like it on vocals and bass.

Schmidlin - Fed+ Vari-Mu compressor

I like it as a parallel drum bus compressor/distorter.

Retro Instruments - 176 Tube Compressor

A classy-sounding vari-mu tube compressor. Built like a tank and looks so cool, you’ll swear stuff going through it sounds better.

Purple Audio - MC77 compressor

A slightly more aggressive, lower noise version of the classic 1176.

Kenetek - LA-2x limiter

A super tweaked, top-notch, LA-2a clone.

Daking - 91579 compressor

Daking’s take on Neve compression.

Chandler - Zener Limiter

Chandler’s take on the EMI limiters, but with more control. Capable of adding tons of smack to drums.

Aphex - Dominator

Classic Aphex limiting. Good for making stuff loud.

Aphex - Compellor

Classic Aphex compression.

Aphex - Expressor

I like these for restoring sparkle to a compressed signal.

Sony - MX-32 EQ

I ripped these out of the MXP3036 console I used to own. Something about the way they handle mid-range is just killer on bass and guitar.

LaChappel - 583v mic pre / eq

Very detailed sounding tube mic pre’s. Can be clean or super dirty. I like them a lot for room mics and vocals.

Krohn-Hite - HP/LP Filter

Gnarly old tube test equipment converted to audio equipment by Nick Z of New Alliance East mastering.

Universal Audio - 6176 channel strip

A vintage-styled mic pre/eq/compressor. Often used on sub-kick, bass di, room mic, and vocals.

Requisite - PAL mic pre / compressor

These things look and sound almost as expensive as they were. Super-classy on vocals and overheads.

John Hardy - MPC-3000 mic pre-amp

Unique, capacitor-free mic preamps. Often used on bass guitar.

Daking - Mic Pre / EQ

Daking’s take on the Trident A-range mic pre/eq. Edgier than the more freqently cloned Neve and API pre’s.

Chandler - Germanium mic pre-amp

A thick, vibey mic preamp often used on bottom snare and bass guitar.

Chandler - TG channel mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Abbey Road EMI console mic pre/eq.

Chandler - LTD-1 mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Neve 1073 circuit. Often used on kick, bass, and guitar amps.

CAPI - VP-26 mic pre-amp

Punchy API 312 derived mic-pre’s.

Altec - 1567a 5×1 mic mixer

Like the Soundtoys Radiator plug-in but real!

Palmer - PDI-09

Sounds about 85% as good as the more expensive PDI-03.

Little Labs - IBP

All pass filters that help align things less than 180 degress out of phase.

Slate Pro Audo - Dragon compressor

The graphics on these things are THE WORST, but despite their Ed Hardy-esque appearance, they are fantastically aggressive 1176-style comps.

Thermionic Culture - Early Bird mic pre / eq

An ultra-classy stereo tube thingy.

Manley - Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ

My favorite EQ. Steep learning curve, but super powerful and super musical.

OpAmp Labs - 10×4 mixer

Classic solid state mixer with a thick tone of the 70’s.

Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture

It has tubes and it makes shit all crunchy and more betterer (sometimes). Tube Distortion Generator (Stereo).

RND - 542 Tape Sim

A bit heavy-harded, but they do impart some of that tape sound on tracks. I particularly like them on bass guitar.

Boss - Dr. Sample

Boss sampler, most often used for it’s crappy camcorder-sounding built-in mic.

Electrix - Filter Factory

Some fantastic synth-like resonance tools from an unfortunately ill-fated company.

Thermionic Culture - The Phoenix

Classy compressor for class-less people. Vari-Mu Tube Compressor.

Empirical Labs - Distressor

The most ubiquitous compressor of modern times – very hard to make sound bad. Two Available.

Elysia - Xpressor

A wonderfully versitile tone-shaper.

Dramastic Audio - Obsidian

A modified SSL style 2-buss compressor, fantastic for adding glue, tucking in the transients, and making stuff loud.

Thermionic Culture - Pullet

Smooth sounding, versitile passive filters.

Emperical Labs - Lil’ Freq

Super-precise analog EQ’s, excellent for precision work with cymbals and guitars.

Dangerous Audio - Bax EQ

High-end HF and LF shelving and filtering based on Baxandall EQ curves.

Tech 21 - Sans Amp

The ubiquitous DI bass tone.

Tonelux - MP1a

Modern, fast, transparent mic preamp. Used when I’m not sure what to use or I ran out of other stuff.

OSA - Mutant

A big, dark variant of the API 312 circuit.

Pre-Amps

No Toasters - Nice Pair Stereo Pre-amp

Local tech, Bo Dixon made these. They pair really well with my AEA R88 mic.

Drawmer - 1969 Tube Stereo mic pre / compressor

FET-based buss compressor and work-horse mic pre-amp. It’s really hard to make this thing sound bad.

LaChappel - 583v mic pre / eq

Very detailed sounding tube mic pre’s. Can be clean or super dirty. I like them a lot for room mics and vocals.

Universal Audio - 6176 channel strip

A vintage-styled mic pre/eq/compressor. Often used on sub-kick, bass di, room mic, and vocals.

Requisite - PAL mic pre / compressor

These things look and sound almost as expensive as they were. Super-classy on vocals and overheads.

John Hardy - MPC-3000 mic pre-amp

Unique, capacitor-free mic preamps. Often used on bass guitar.

Daking - Mic Pre / EQ

Daking’s take on the Trident A-range mic pre/eq. Edgier than the more freqently cloned Neve and API pre’s.

Chandler - Germanium mic pre-amp

A thick, vibey mic preamp often used on bottom snare and bass guitar.

Chandler - TG channel mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Abbey Road EMI console mic pre/eq.

Chandler - LTD-1 mic pre / eq

Chandler’s take on the Neve 1073 circuit. Often used on kick, bass, and guitar amps.

CAPI - VP-26 mic pre-amp

Punchy API 312 derived mic-pre’s.

Altec - 1567a 5×1 mic mixer

Like the Soundtoys Radiator plug-in but real!

Thermionic Culture - Early Bird mic pre / eq

An ultra-classy stereo tube thingy.

OpAmp Labs - 10×4 mixer

Classic solid state mixer with a thick tone of the 70’s.

Tonelux - MP1a

Modern, fast, transparent mic preamp. Used when I’m not sure what to use or I ran out of other stuff.

OSA - Mutant

A big, dark variant of the API 312 circuit.

Speaker Cabinets

Marshall - 8×10

Sizzley and throaty. Doesn’t see much use, but looks fucking cool. Bring it out for photo-shoots. '73

Marshall - 8×10 converted to 4×12

Sounds pretty much like a regular Marshall 4x12, but looks cooler. 1973 with four 12s and no 10s.

Marshall - 4×12

This is pretty much what you want a Marshall 4x12 to sound like. 70's Checkerboard 1982 with Rola Celestion Vintage 30's.

Marshall - 4×10

Crunchy and throaty and fucking cool looking. 60's Marshall 4x10 Basketweave column with 10 watt Celestion's . (2 Available)

Gibson - Titan III

It’s a trapazoid and it sounds kind of square. 1x15 / 2x10 Cabinet.

Emperor - 6×12

Sounds huge and has a frowny faced EQ. 1/3 Open Back with 2 WGS alnicos, 2 Eminence Texas Heats, and 2 Celestion Sidewinders.

Emperor - 6×12

Sounds huge and has a smiley faced EQ. 1/3 Open Back with 2 Eminence Red Fangs, 2 Eminence Swamp Thangs, and 2 Celestial Sidewinders.

Emperor - Half Open 2×12

It’s a 2x12 that sounds as big as a 4x12. 1 Weber Hemp Alnico Blue Dog and 1 Weber 65w British.

Emperor - Open Back 1×12

I use this when I want a Fender combo-type of tone from a guitar head. w/ Weber Speaker.

Ampeg - V6

I like this for guitar-y bass tones. 2x15 with Weber Speakers.

Ampeg - SVT 8×10

THE bass cabinet for rock music.

Tape Machines

Tascam - 102 MKII

What's a cassette?

Tascam - CD-RW 700

It plays and records CD’s. That was a big deal when I bought it in ’98.

Tascam - DA-20 DAT

This was last turned on sometime in ’06 I think.

MCI - JH110 1″ 8 track

Make a record on 8 tracks – I dare you.

Ampex - ATR-102

The much-loved, magic glue machine. 2 Track w/ 1/2" & 1/4" heads.

Otari - MTR100 2″ 24 Track

A fancy computer controlled modern, reliable tape machine.

The Big Stuff

Yamaha - NS-10

The ubiquitous “bad speaker test” speaker.

Burl - Mothership Convertors

Super amazing-sounding AD/DA converters that make me not miss working on tape.

Tascam - 102 MKII

What's a cassette?

Tascam - CD-RW 700

It plays and records CD’s. That was a big deal when I bought it in ’98.

Tascam - DA-20 DAT

This was last turned on sometime in ’06 I think.

MCI - JH110 1″ 8 track

Make a record on 8 tracks – I dare you.

Adam - S3A

My all-time favorite monitor rig. I don’t even use other speakers anymore.

Apple - Mac Pro

2x 3.46Ghz 6 core, 32 GB Ram. Protools HDX PCIe, UAD QUad PCIe, Burl Mothership converters. 24 Channel in, 32 out, up to 192khz sample rates.

OpAmp Labs - 10×4 mixer

Classic solid state mixer with a thick tone of the 70’s.

Urei - 809

“Old guy” speakers that never get used unless it needs to be LOUD.

Ampex - ATR-102

The much-loved, magic glue machine. 2 Track w/ 1/2" & 1/4" heads.

Otari - MTR100 2″ 24 Track

A fancy computer controlled modern, reliable tape machine.

Thermionic Culture - Mixing Console

Modern tube mixer with a rich and wide sound.

Tonelux - Mixing Console

Super high-fi, punchy modern analog console from the designer of the later-era API gear.