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By Cody Hurst

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Listed below are photos and descriptions of each piece of gear I own with brief descriptions of why I chose each instrument or piece of recording gear. Where possible, I will add links to or Amazon to purchase each item should you be interested. The photos used here are stock images but are exactly the same gear I own. Enjoy!


2014 ESP LTD V401FM flying V

ESP LTD v401fm

The V401FM has a mahogany body with a flamed maple top. The particular model I have is see through black. It has a thin U shaped set-thru maple neck with a roasewood fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets. This V comes stock with two EMG 81 active pickups, black nickle hardware and Goto tuners.

2009 Ibanez Prestige RG3550MZ

Ibanez Prestige RG3550MZ with black metal flake finish and silver pick guard

The Ibanez Prestige RG3550MZ was introduced in 2009 through 2014 and was manufactured in Japan by FuijiGen and was sold worldwide except in Japan. This model featured a basswood body with a bolt on 5 piece maple/walnut neck including binding and 24 extra jumbo frets. It originally shipped with two zebra pattern Dimarzio humbuckers, (DiMarzio Tone Zone zebra in the bridge position and a DiMarzio Air Norton zebra in the neck) with a single coil (a DiMarzio True Velvet) in the center. The bridge was an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with a ZPS3 tuning stabilizer. The Super Wizard Prestige neck on this model is one of the thinnest on any guitar and in 2010 it was renamed to the Super Wizard HP Prestige but still kept the same formfactor but KTS titanium reinforcement rods were added. The 2009 runs of this guitar had wedge sharktooth inlays but were replaced in 2010 with plain black dots. My particular model is galaxy black with a silver pickguard. For tuning stability it uses a top lock 3 style nut which holds extremely well for dive bombs. For tuners, it came stock with Gotoh SG381's. Lastly, the RG3550MZ came with black hardware and for electronics it contained a Master volume, master tone and a 5-way switch.

1986 Ibanez RoadStar II RG525

1986 Ibanez RoadStar II RG525 in pearl white with gold hardware

These vintage Ibanez guitars are difficult to nail down precisely what models are which since between 1983 and 1988 there were over 50 models made. However from my research, the model I own is either a 1985 RS525 or a 1986 RG525. The differences are really only in the bridge. The 525 was made with a basswood body, a one piece maple neck with a roasewood fretboard and 24 jumbo frets. For hardware, the 525 shipped with either black or gold hardware, mine is gold, including the bridge, tuners, knobs and the pickup cavities. For pickups, the 525 was equipt with 2 humbuckers, both of which were Ibanez IBZ's. The bridge is either an original edge or a Rockr Pro. One unique feature are the strap buttons which are also gold, but they are winged to really prevent your strap from slipping or falling off. Out of any budget guitar for under $500 this is a great choice. Vintage Ibanez guitars look cool, play great and they stay in tune very nicely.

1979 Gibson The Paul

1979 Gibson The Paul

2014 Ibanez SR600

Ibanez SR600 4 string bass


Yamaha Stage Custom 5 piece

Yamaha Stage Custom 5 piece drum kit in honey amber

Other gear

Line 6 Pod XT guitar amp modeler

Line 6 Pod XT red kidney bean shaped effects processor

M Audio Keystation 88

M Audio Keystation 88 midi controller

Soundcraft Signature 12MTK multi-track mixer

Soundcraft Signature 12MTK 12 channel multi-track mixing console

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