#1
Can anybody enlighten me on this? His guitar tone is just heavenly. Especially on WDYTIW, Good Love is on the Way, and Wail 'Till Tomorrow.
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#3
The pickups were meant to be played for funk though;......
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#4
Okay John Mayer has a pretty big guitar collection and he uses different guitars all the time. He has a Monterey Pop Strat, SRV strat, Cream ES, and his own strat and the list goes on. As far as amps, Ive seen him use a marshall half-stack, my guess being a JCM but I dont know about Marshall. He also uses Fender amps a lot, Ive seen Bassman and Twin Reverbs.

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#5
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#6
He uses 2 two-rock amps and a fender vibroverb played at the same time. Hes got tons of strats, and he sometimes uses very lightly wound pickups. I got all this info from an interview from guitar player mag.

EDIT: I think he also uses a vintage tubescreamer and a kealey katana preamp,
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#7
I've heard he used Dumbles live sometimes.

On a side note, why are his pickups scooped with less midrange? I always thought that blues was about the midrange. His sound is still pretty good though...
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#8
Quote by IrishBlues
Okay John Mayer has a pretty big guitar collection and he uses different guitars all the time. He has a Monterey Pop Strat, SRV strat, Cream ES, and his own strat and the list goes on. As far as amps, Ive seen him use a marshall half-stack, my guess being a JCM but I dont know about Marshall. He also uses Fender amps a lot, Ive seen Bassman and Twin Reverbs.


I would think its a vintage plexi or a reissue.
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#9
the only reason i could think that he would have a scooped mid-range pick-up is cause he has a very SRV-like tone, and you get SRV tone by using tubescreamers or a similar pedal (he used a Sparkle Drive for a long time). Because tubescreamers boost the mids alot, he might have gotten the picksup wound with less mids to equal out the boost that he's getting from the tubescreamers.
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