#2
All I know is that he played strats.
top axes:
Taylor GS8
Fender American Strat (w/DiMarzio pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
#3
He used so much stuff throught his career it'd be hard to pinpoint it all.

guitars: I usually see pics of him with a Gibson SG, but I've seem him with a Les Paul and a Strat as well
amps: by guess is Marshalls for the live stuff, any general 70s tube amp would probably work fine. He always has a great tone IMO, great producer.
effects: I know he's abused envelop filters in a couple of places (at the time it was probably the MXR one or a Mutron or something like that...or fancy studio rack gear), wah wah, delay, reverb, flangers, phasers....
#5
tone?he worked 5 hours once to get the right tone out of his amps. he had a equalizer built into most of his guitars. so tone cant be matched. but use pretty much any tube amp from the 70's
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#6
I want to know how he gets that almost acoustic guitar twangy sound. Does he just play really close to the bridge or something?
#7
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fun fact: zappa is origionally from lebanon! :P

His parents were italian but mixed up from a bunch of things, italian, greek, lebanese, french....

But he was born in Maryland and grew up in California mostly
#8
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I want to know how he gets that almost acoustic guitar twangy sound. Does he just play really close to the bridge or something?

like the acoustic bit in My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama? thats hitting the strings strongly and playing closer by the bridge

or the wierd acoustic bits like in Peaches en Regalia? that would be an acoustic through an envelope follower
#9
Zappa used anything he can get his hands on, I mean he had a Wah Saxophonist... Check out the "Dub Room Special" DVD. That would give u a good idea
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His parents were italian but mixed up from a bunch of things, italian, greek, lebanese, french....

But he was born in Maryland and grew up in California mostly



are you kidding me? theres a huge craze going on there about him being lebanese... hang on, lemme check..
sorry dude, hes on a list of lebanese americans.... http://www.lgic.org/en/lebam_fulllist.php
also a list of lebanese american at university of florida.
http://grove.ufl.edu/~las/lebamr.htm
#11
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are you kidding me? theres a huge craze going on there about him being lebanese... hang on, lemme check..
sorry dude, hes on a list of lebanese americans.... http://www.lgic.org/en/lebam_fulllist.php
also a list of lebanese american at university of florida.
http://grove.ufl.edu/~las/lebamr.htm


he does have some lebanese heratige but his parents were basically immigrants from Sicily
#12
I knew he looked Semetic. Lebanon and Italy, hmmm.
If you want his tone, pick up a copy of August's Guitar Player when it hit the shelves (I get mine a couple months early for some reason). He used SG's and Pngnose amps a lot.