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Old 10-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Artists that use/have used non-Tube 'amps'...mk III

My long over due thread that compiles these artists. When Bulletrocks522 was still with us he helped me compile this list. I've been keeping a Blog with this list that I can now delete

I am personally a fan of tube amps but it is still a good reference point. This is NOT stating that these artists ONLY use these amps, but merely that they have at one point or another used a:

Solid State or DSP Modeler or MFX-power or Hybrid amp for either recording or gigging.


For example, if an artist shows up on an Artists Page on a manufacturer web site I may ask for more proof. That is more part of the 'endorsement' marketing thing. I realize a lot of the list below does not have proof either but you know what I'm talking about. Trivium is a good example. They talk up the Vypyrs but as far as I know they have never used them for a live show nor in the studio on an album. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Practice amps don't really count either.

I have to rely on the word of fellow UG'rs as I am not going to go look all of these up.

If anyone has any additions or clarification - please fire away.







Also, for those that don't know - I didn't just create this list on my own because I was bored. It is mk III for a reason. This list has been out a while here on UG it just happens to now be in a thread that I can control/edit.

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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James Hetfield (Metallica) - Roland Jazz Chorus JC-120, Ampeg VH-140C (on latest album)
Albert King - Roland JC120, Acoustic 270
Matt/Page (Bullet For My Valentine) - Roland JC120
Bradley Nowell (Sublime) - Roland JC120
Johnny Marr (The Smiths) - Roland JC120
Andy Summers - Roland JC120
John Schaffer - Roland JC120
Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me) - Roland JC120
Curtis Mayfield - Roland JC120
John Petrucci* (Dream Theater) - Roland JC120 (Images and Words)(2 songs total)
Adrian Belew (King Crimson) - Roland JC120
Wes Borland (Limpbizkit) - Roland JC120
Robert Fripp (King Crimson) - Roland GP-100 preamp, Roland JC120
(Atreyu) - Roland JC120
Joe Strummer - Roland JC120, Music Man HD150
Roger McGuinn - Roland JC120
George Benson - Roland JC-120, Polytone Mini-Brute
Pat Martino - Roland JC-120, Acoustic Image Clarus
Larry Coryell - Roland JC-120
Seasick Steve - Roland Cube 30 and Line 6, Metallica 'Some Kind of Monster'
Adam Jones* (Tool) - Roland Cube 60 for talk box and Sunn Beta Lead
Joe Walsh - Roland Cube 60 for talk box
Greg Gin (Black Flag) - Roland and Yamaha Preamps with a Peavey Power Amp


Chuck Schuldiner (Death) - Marshall Valvestate 8100/Randall SS
Wayne Static (Static X) - Marshall MG100HDFX (and a Line 6 POD)
Mike Riggs (Ex-Rob Zombie, Scum of the Earth) - Marshall MG100HDFX
John Connolly (Sevendust) - Marshall Valvestate and Randall SS
(Carcass) - Marshall Valvestate
Noel Gallagher (Oasis) - Marshall Valvestate
Daron Malakian (System of a Down) - Marshall Mode 4
(SOAD) - Marshall Valvestate - ?
Billy Gibbons* (ZZ Top) - Marshall Lead 12, recorded once
Alex Skolnick (Testament) - Marshall Mode 4


Scott Ian (Anthrax) - Randall V2
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera,Damageplan,etc) - Randall Warheads/RG100ES & HT/Century 200
Paul Stanley (KISS) - Randall Colossus and T2
(The Agonist) - Randall (solid state something)?
Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) - Randall SS?
CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool) - Randall VMax
Pepper Keenan (Down) - Randall SS amps?
Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) - Randall V2 or T2
(Decapitated) - Randall Warhead


Chuck Schuldiner (Death) - Ampeg VH140C
(Dying Fetus) - Ampeg VH140C
Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot) -Ampeg VH140
(Gorguts) - Ampeg VH140
(Suffocation) - Ampeg SS150
(Misery Index) - Ampeg VH140


Jason Becker - Fender M-80
Daniel Johns (Silverchair) - Fender Performer SS combo
Mark Arm (Mudhoney) - Fender Deluxe 85 for recording
Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) - Fender Deluxe '85


B.B. King - Gibson Lab Series L5
Ty Tabor (King's X) - Gibson Lab Series L5?


Jimmy Page* (Led Zeppelin) Vox Super Beatle, first tours (actually it was a UL4120)
Pete Townshend* (The Who) Vox Super Beatle, first tours in '67
Bernard Sumner (Joy Division) - Vox UL730
John Lennon/George Harrison (Beattles) - Vox Conqueror
Chad Krueger (Nickleback) - Vox Valvetronix 100 head for cleans


Kurt Cobain - Sunn Beta Lead and SS Crest amps (or Randall ?)
John Fogerty - Kustom SS Amps
(Cannibal Corpse) - Crate GX-130C/GT3500
Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) - Crate GX-130C or GT3500
Allan Holdsworth - Yamaha DG
Mike Stern - Yamaha G-100
Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood) - H||H IC100
Marc Bolan (T.Rex) - H||H IC100S
Daniel Ash - H||H IC100S
Brian May (Queen) - Deacy Amp
Carlos Santana* - GnK 226a Acoustic Amps (Woodstock only)
Buzz and Kevin (Melvins) - Suna Beta Leads
Andy Gill (Gang of Four) - Carlsbro Stingray
Frank Zappa - Pignose and Acoustic 270
(Alice Cooper) - Pignose in recordings
(UFO) - Pignose in recordings
Randy Rhoads - Peavey SS ?
(At the Gates - Slaughter album) - Peavey Transtube Supreme
Kurt Windstein (Crowbar [and other guitarist]) - Dean Dime 100 head




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Eric Clapton - Music Man HD130, mid 70's
Mark Knopfer - Music Man hybrid
Chet Atkins - Music Man hybrid
Johnny Winter - Music Man hybrid
Alex Lifeson (Rush) - Hughes & Kettner Zentera
(Lynryd Skynard) - Peavey Mace Hybrid amp
Steve Albini (Big Black Shellac) Tapco SS preamp


Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) - Line 6 custom modeler and Rocktron Prophesy
Herman Li (DragonForce) - Line 6 ?
(Meshuggah) - Line 6 Vetta and Axe-Fx
Michale Kenee (The Faceless) - Line 6 Vetta
Dustin Kensure (Thrice) - Line 6 Vetta
Ron Thal - Line 6 Vetta
Michael Romeo - Line 6 Vetta
Trent Reznor (NIN) - Line 6 Vetta
Don Henley (Eagles) - Line 6 Flextone
Mike Rutherford - Line 6 Vetta
Ben Moody/John Lecompt (Evanescence) - Line 6 Flextone II and HD147
(The Birthday Massacre) - Line 6 Flextone II
Lincoln Brewster (Linkin Park) - Line 6 Pod X3L
Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) - Line 6 Vetta II
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) - Line 6 Vetta
Matt Sweeney - Line 6 Vetta
David Pajo (Zwan) - Line 6 Vetta
Michael Romeo (Symphony X) - Line 6 Pod
(Lacuna Coil) - Line 6 Flextones and HD147, (see post 77)
Ed Sloan (Crossfade) - Line 6 Vetta and Flextone
Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree) - Line 6 Pod


Marty Friedmam - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Jeff Loomis - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Chris Broderick - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Steve Vai - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Cory Beaulieu (Trivium) - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
(Bulb) - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Dweezil Zappa - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Mike Landau - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
(Cynic) - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
(Periphery) - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Marco Sfogli - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
Greg Howe - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
(After the Burial) - Fractal Audio Axe Fx, studio


Frank Gambale - Carvin Tone Navigator with SS power amp - ?
Tom Scholz (Boston) - Rockman SS preamps - ?
Andy LaRoque (King Diamond) - Digitech preamp
Dan Donagan (Disturbed) - Digitech preamp and Randall SS?
Glen Drover - Digitech preamp?
Mark Morton (Lamb of God) - Peavey ReValver*
Devin Townshend - Peavey ReValver
Kurt Rosenwinkel - Polytone Mini-Brute
Joe Pass - Polytone Mini-Brute
Jim Hall - Polytone Mini-Brute
Jimmy Bruno - Acoustic Image Clarus
Pat Metheny - Acoustic 134, Digitech 2101 GSP preamp into Yamaha power amp
Zoltan (Five Finger Death Punch) - Digitech preamp?
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) - Rocktron Voodu Valve
(Iron Maiden) - Marshall JMP-1 preamp
(Def Leppard Pyromania and Hysteria) - Used Rockman gear, Marshall JMP-1 pre, and Randall SS power amps)
(Nine Inch Nails) - Tech 21 Sans amp PSA-1
(Pain)- Tech 21 Sans amp PSA-1
(Rammstein) - Tech 21 Sans amp PSA-1
Peter Tatgren (Hypocrisy) - Tech 21 Trademark 300/Sans amp PSA-1
(Immortal) - Tech 21 Sans amp PSA-1
John Flansburgh - Line 6 POD








(King's X) - ??
Daniel Ash - ??

Christian Olde Wolbers - ??
Gus G - ??
Galder - ??
Prince - ??






who else?



*denotes limited or one time use
? denotes missing partial information
?? denotes missing amp info
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
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Chuck Schuldiner of Death - Randall SS and Marshall Valvestate

BB King - Lab Series amps.

BFMV, Atreyu and many more - Jazz Chorus


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Old 10-12-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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Wayne Static used an MG?
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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Wayne Static used an MG?
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I love the old MG100RCD head but the new MG100HDFX is even better - it has a bigger, tighter low-end and even more gain, making it perfect for the crunchy, detuned rhythms I do. The 'magic button' (the FDD switch), is a big selling point as well - it allows the HDFX to sound great at any volume because it maintains tightness and bite. The built-in effects are nice too, they sound great and it's really easy to dial them in.

yup... I think he does!
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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Yeah he uses a POD into an MG stack. Read an article/interview about it when their latest CD came out. I lol'd. Sounds pretty solid live.
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Well, if we're counting Axe-FX and other pre amps as well there's quite a few to add. Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, and Steve Vai all use/ have used Axe-FXs. Also, Dave Mustaine has used various modellers such as custom ones from Line 6 and the Rocktron Prophesy (pretty sure Herman Li also uses one too).
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Scott Ian - Randall V2

That one was missing in the list.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I'll weed through the suggestions vs bs later.
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Dying Fetus, Misery Index are Ampeg VH-140C users.
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Wow, thats a big list. Didn't realize that many people used SS. Thats pretty interesting.
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How did you find out that Trent Reznor used Vettas? I've been trying to figure out any info at all over the years about what kind of gear he has used, and I have been able to find nothing. I've seen a studio pic of a pedalboard that had roughly 100 pedals on it, but nothing in the way of amps at all.
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Greg Ginn (of black flag) hated tube amps and used SS amps exclusively. said tube amps rounded off the attack too much, and he was all about attack.
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those weren't carlos's amps on stage at woodstock.

just saying, he probably doesn't belong on the list for that one show.
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Well, if we're counting Axe-FX and other pre amps as well there's quite a few to add. Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, and Steve Vai all use/ have used Axe-FXs. Also, Dave Mustaine has used various modellers such as custom ones from Line 6 and the Rocktron Prophesy (pretty sure Herman Li also uses one too).

Didnt Glen Drover use a DigiTech GSP 1101?
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