Monday, 26 September 2011

How To Sound Like Lynyrd Skynyrd

Amp Settings

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Treble - 5
Mid - 10
Bass - 5
Gain - 2-3

- Gibson Gary Rossington custom shop Les Paul Honeyburst (chambered)
- Gibson Gary Rossington custom shop black Les Paul
- Gibson Gary Rossington signature Custom Shop SG (plays on Free Bird)
- Gibson '59 Standard Les Paul (now doesn't take this guitar on the road)
Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar Washed Cherry

Amps and Cabinets
- Peavey Penta Gary Rossington amplifer Special Edition heads (x2. Switched to these for 2009 tour.)
Peavey Gary Rossington Signature Penta 140W Tube Guitar Amp Head Burgundy

- Peavey 4x12 cabinets with standard Peavey Black Widow speakers (x4)
Peavey Gary Rossington Signature Penta 140W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Burgundy

- Peavey Mace amplifer heads (used them starting in 1971)

- Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler pedal (used for tremolo and phase)
Line 6 MM4 Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

- Wireless system

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How To Sound Like Billy Gibbobs (ZZ Top)

To get the ZZ Top tone, set your Plexi amp to these settings: Volume 7; Volume II 2; Bass 1; Mid 10; Treble 9; and Presence 2. The cabinet is also going to need some adjustments too. Move the mic slider 80 percent to the right on mic B and the Dry/Air mix to 3.31. The master volume on the cab should be at 7.
I only added one effect in the whole setup and that is a Treble Booster. I have the Boost set at 6 and the Bright set at 8.

- Gibson '59 sunburst Les Paul aka "Pearly Gates". Gibson is making a Pearly Gatesguitar in 2009 - you can get it signed and played by Billy(aged version) or the lower price version which is not signed etc..
Gibson Custom Billy Gibbons  

Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup Black Bridge 

- Fender Esquires, aka Bones
Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst Maple Fretboard 

- '58 Gibson Flying V
Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry 

- Gibson Les Paul 50th Anniversary Corvette
- Goldtop Les Pauls
Gibson Custom 57 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar Antique Gold 

- Gibson Les Paul Juniors
Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar TV Yellow 

- Gibson Melody Maker (his first guitar)
Gibson Melody Maker Electric Guitar Worn White 

- Fender Stratocasters, inlcuding a Pink Fender Strat, given to him by Jimi Hendrix
Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst 

- Fender telecasters
- Gretsch co-signature model, the Billy Bo
Gretsch Guitars G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Electric Guitar 
- Robin Artisan-Eight Custom "Bo Diddley"  Guitars in exotic finishes
- Tokai Les Paul style guitar
- Billy has a large collection of guitars - he even has a book about them (Rock + Roll Gearhead)!

Amps and Cabinets
- Fender Deluxe 1x12
Fender 57 Deluxe 12W 1x12 Combo Amp 

- Marshall 1968 plexi
Marshall 1959SLPX Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall JCM800/900
Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head 
- Rio Grande amplifiers
- solid state Marshall Valvestate rack amps
- Crate V50
- Marshall JPM preamps
- Marshall 2x12 cab
- Fender Champ (his first amp)
- Mohave 50 watt head (Vivian Campbell said in a 2005 Modern guitar interview, that Billy brought this amp to the studio to recordhis parts on vivian's record)
- ZT Lunchbox amplifiers

Effects and More
- Pro Analog MKIII fuzz pedal

- Pro Analog The Power Driver

- Pro Analog The Dual Drive
- Boss Bass octave
Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal 
- Electro Harmonix POG
Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Pedal 
- Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Fulltone UO Guitar Effect Ultimate Octave 

- Fulltone Deja Vibe
Fulltone MDV Mini Deja Vibe 

- Bixonic Expandora
Bixonic Expandora EXP-2000R Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal 

- Chandler Tube Drivers
- Keeley Katana pedal
Keeley Katana Clean Boost 

- Korg Rack tuner
Korg DTR-1000 Rackmount Digital Tuner 

- Furman Power conditioners
Furman PL-Pro D II Power Conditioner with Digital Volt Meter 

- Tech 21 NYC Midi Mouse
Tech 21 MIDI Mouse 
- Analog Man Sun Lion pedals

Strings and picks
- .08 gauge Gibson Britewire guitar strings
- he uses a peso as a guitar pick in addition to other picks (seen using an Orange pick that looks like a possible tortex)

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