My gear

My guitars and gear

I love my PRS guitars, and enjoy digging into new gear, pedals and amps here you can read more about what I have up running at the moment.

My PRS 513 guitars

My main guitar is a PRS 513. Actually I got two PRS 513’s, one with East Indian Rosewood neck and fretboard, which is the one I play the most at the moment – and one with a beautiful flamed maple neck and fingerboard. Both guitars have absolutely outstanding quality of selected woods, hardware, craftsmanship, and sound!

  • Finish: Black Wraparoundburst, with nickel hardware.
  • Body: Select mahogany, with a flamed maple top – incredible quality with 3D effect.
  • Neck: Flame maple or East Indian Rosewood, ‘Pattern Regular’ neck profile. Set neck construction. This enables a very good sustain and an easy access to the upper frets.
  • Scale: 25 1/4″.
  • Fretboard: Flame maple, with PRS Birds inlays.
  • Frets: 22.
  • Headstock: Natural.
  • Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking Tuners.
  • Bridge: PRS Tremolo.
  • Pickups: PRS 513 Patented Pickup System – 513 stands for 5 pickups and 13 sounds, achieved with an easy-to-use integrated electronics control package, which includes volume control, tone control and two blade switches. One blade switch is a 5-way pickup selector, and the other is a 3-way mode switch that allows you to select between the singlecoil, clear humbucking and heavy humbucking modes.
  • Electronics: 1x volume, 1x tone, 5-way blade pickup selector, 3-way blade mode selector (heavy humbucking/clear humbucking/single coil).

My Amps

My main amp is a Mesa Boogie MarkV:25

Mesa Boogie Mark V:25
Mesa Boogie Mark V:25

I love the way the V:25 sounds – clean, open, but also warm and dynamic. It compresses very natural and the fact that I can swap between a 10w and 25w mode makes it perfect for sessions.

In this latest ultra-portable 25 watt incarnation, the Mark V are not only shrunk to their smallest possible physical size with the V:25 model, but are also further refined and improved. Gorgeous sparkling cleans and soaring high gain lead sounds. Brighter, tighter, more shredding in the top end, a bit also more forgiving in feel and exceedingly with a more clip-able warm sound.

Specs

  • All-Tube Amplifier: 2xEL-84 Power Tubes & 6x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • Independent 10/25 Watt Power Switches:
  • 10-Watt Mode utilizes 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes
  • 25-Watt Mode utilizes 2 power tubes operating in Mesas exclusive Dyna-Watt Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity
  • Fully Independent Channels with 6 Style Modes:
  • Channel 1: Clean, Fat or Crunch Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (10/25 Watts)
  • Channel 2: Legendary Mark IIC+, Mark IV and Xtreme Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (10/25 Watts)
  • Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or Bypassable
  • All-Tube, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Control (rear panel)
  • Fully Buffered, Tube FX Loop
  • Built-In CabClone Cabinet Simulator Output with Internal Amp Load and Headphone Output Featuring Closed-Back and Open-Back Voicings, Speaker On/Off and Ground Lift Switches

You can read more about this amp at the official Mesa Boogie site here

Other Amps

Beside the Mark V:25 I also use a Mesa Boogie vTwin preamp for recording and as backup when touring. The recording out works super for fly gigs and sessions, or as an extra amp for stereo recordings.

I also have a Mesa Boogie Triaxis that I sometimes use in the studio – also mainly recording out for silent recordings. Else I have it whenever a I have to have several different preamp sounds, since it’s programmable and controllable by midi.

I also have a Mesa Boogie 2:ninety poweramp that I have used for ages together with the Triaxis

My Pedalboard

My board is housed in a flight case from Custom Pedal Boards. Build around the G2 from GigRig

The G2 from The GigRig

The centerpiece in my setup is the G2 – a programmable switch box, that sends and receive midi. 10 Passive True Bypass Matrix effects loops including 2 stereo loops. 120 Presets (8 banks of 15), each of which can be configured for Preset or Stomp Box mode. Delay spillover between presets, even with your old analogue delays. A movable insert point to connect your amp’s FX loop or volume pedal. Awesome buffers, pre gain and post gain in each preset and 2 separate outputs. One is isolated and phase reversible. You can read more about the G2 at the official GigRig site here.

Other pedals – Pedalboard version 2018

  • Wah – Xotic Effects
  • Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor – Origin Effects
  • Tumnus Overdrive – Wampler
  • Revival Drive – Origin Effects
  • SubnUp Octaver – tc electronics
  • Euphoria Overdrive – Wampler
  • BE-OD OVerdrive – Friedman
  • The Pusher Clean Boost – Lunastone
  • Mobius Modulation – Strymon
  • TimeLine Delay – Strymon
  • BigSky Reverb – Strymon
  • Volume pedal – Ernie Ball
  • Program switch box – Custom Pedal Boards
  • Breakout box – Custom Pedal Boards
  • Tune – tc electronics
  • Evidence Audio cables

Additional pedals

  • I have several Lars Vad Fuzzes ready in the studio
  • Empress buffer+
  • Empress Tape delay
  • Crybaby wah Q95