GUITARS

PRS 408 – Simon McBride model

My main guitar is a signature 408 that I developed in collaboration with PRS. I have quite a few PRS guitars and they are all great instruments; but this 408 is the best sounding and most versatile instrument I’ve ever played – it has a very wide palette of sounds.

You can read about the PRS 408 and hear it demoed here.

AMPS

PRS AMPS – After recording Crossing The Line with PRS amps I became a convert! For most live shows, I’m using the Arcon, and occasionally I’ll pull out my bespoke custom-made HXDA amps which I run through PRS 4×12 and 2×12 closed-back cabinets.

STRINGS & PICKS

I use D’addario strings exclusively (EXL 110 strings – .10 – .46) and I have my own signature picks which are available to purchase here.

CABLES

I exclusively use Klotz cables – they’re fantastic cables that sound great – they don’t coil up onstage and I’ve never had one fail on me. I use GearSkinz cases for my amps – light, portable and very tough!

ACOUSTIC PROCESSING

Zoom AC-2

PEDALS

My pedal board tends to change over time. Right now I’m using:

TC ELECTRONICS FLASHBACK DELAY – An incredible pedal with a massive range of delays, storable presets, a great looper and it’s built like a tank.

VALBRUCH OCTAVIA – A crazy but very cool sounding octave-fuzz.

T-REX OCTAVIUS –  I love this pedal, a super-precise and evil-sounding octave pedal.

VOX WAH – A very smooth sounding and classy wah – made famous by Brian May and my all time favourite was sound.

TC POLYTUNE –  Compact, accurate, and very reliable. In recent years I’ve also been using the Polytune clip, which is just amazing.

JAM PEDALS

WATERFALL – A chorus so lush it sounds like liquid.

RETRO VIBE – The best Univibe I’ve ever tried.

LUCY DREAMER SUPREME – Gives out a great crunch – like a Tube Screamer – to get more response and richer harmonics from my amps.

SINVERTEK

Drive N5

CKK PEDALS

KEELEY

I’ve recently started working with Robert Keeley and am in the process of trying out a bunch of their pedals. Standout effects for me at the minute (which will very likely be added to my board soon) include:

DELAY WORKSTATION

MONTEREY

DYNATREM

COMPRESSOR PLUS

EL RAY DORADO