This is the page where you can read all about the gear that I use, what guitars and pickups, amps, pedals and everything ells “guitar” that I use. I get a lot of mail about my guitar setup, what settings on my amps and effects and so on, so I will try to explain it all here. My old gear page was more of a “most of the guitars I own page” than a “guitars that I actually play page”, but now I will only post the gear that I really use all the time, and more information about them.
So it will be a “main tools” page and you won’t find any “dust collector guitars” here.

From public demands are my old gear page pasted in below the new one, just scroll down.

Amps and pedals are below the guitars.

I will make a photo page with all my guitars if there is any interest for it. Let me know if you like to see a page like that here too (I love taking photos of guitars, so it’s not a problem getting one).

Ibanez head

 

 

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Pickups and electronics.

Breed
DiMarzio Breed.

All my guitars are exclusively equipped with DiMarzio pickups and ClipLock straps and are all wired the same (unless notated).
The pickup selectors have all been changed to DiMarzio EP1112 five-way multipole switchs and are all hooked up like this.

1. Bridge pickup in series.
2. Inside coils from both pickups in parallel.
3. Inside coils from both pickups in series.
4. Neck pickup in parallel
5. Neck pickup in series.
You can download a wiring diagram for that here.

Volume and tone pots have all been changed to DiMarzio EP1201 500k pots or 250k if it is singlecoil guitars (some have 1meg tone pots, but I don’t really remember which ones).
I do this change in all my guitars because they feel smother and just last longer than the original ones, I have had my part of broken switches on stage and don’t need that anymore.
There are also a 300K resisitor/560pF capacitor treble bleed on the volume.
I don’t remember the value on the tone knob, sorry about that.

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Necks.

ibanez neck
The neck on my very old RG550, the first RG i got back in the late 80's.

The necks on all the guitars I use have had the finish on the back of the neck removed, sanded down to raw wood, and then been oiled and waxed. I have never really liked the feeling of finished necks; it always feels sticky and uncomfortable to me, especially when sweaty on stage in spotlights (hot).
I have done this on basically all my guitars for as long as I remember (even if I didn’t know about the oil/wax part the first years of doing it). The finish on the back of the head is left as it is; only the parts that come in contact with my hands when playing are removed.
On all my maple fretboard guitars have the finish been removed on the fretboard too (I have a special chemical for this, but use sandpaper when it’s only on the back, as on rosewood boards).

You will be able to read about this process and how it’s done on the guitar setup page soon.

I prefer maple boards if I can chose, but anything will do if the guitar is good.
The only thing I really don’t like much are bindings on the fretboard, don’t know why, I just don’t like the feel of it (not the look either).
I really don't like fancy inlays.

Most of my guitars have large jumbo frets, but I don’t really care that much as long as they are in good shape. I have stainless steel frets on one neck, but don’t really like the “ping” it gives in the high end and that they feel so slippery compared to normal frets. Bending and intonation is so depending on muscle memory and I’m so used to the rougher feel of normal frets that I bend to high when changing to stainless frets. Probably easy to get used to, but since most of my guitars have normal frets do I not feel like getting used to it right now.

Another thing that’s being done on all the guitars I use are that the side of the fretboard (between the frets) are rounded of just a little bit, sort of like a very shallow scallop that’s only 2mm into the fretboard. I will try to get some good pictures of how that looks (take a look at a James Tyler guitar neck and you get an idea of what I mean, or just a really old guitar that have been played a lot).

You will be able to read about this process on the guitar setup page soon too.

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Ibanez MO1.
Ibanez MO1

First guitar out is my main instrument for the last one and a half year (roughly), my Ibanez MO1.
It is built by Ibanez Japanese Custom Shop and I got two of these made at the same time (also MO2).
It was a big day for me when they arrived here in Sweden the 20th of December 2004 and I got them in my hands less than 12 hours before I had to leave for a 5 month long playing job in France.
So I just had time to take a quick look at them, packed them down and bring them out on the road with me and just pray that they would work well. I wasn’t really too worried, I knew they would be perfect, I mean, they were built exactly as I wanted them. A little setup tweaking would be easy to do at location.

Ibanez MO1


I always liked the look better on this one compared to the other MO guitar, but the MO2 just sounded better and basically just felt better to play, so I didn’t get as attached to this one at first and the MO2 became my main guitar for years. This one was more or less just a backup guitar to the MO2.
But when the frets on MO2 started to get really badly worn down and where waiting for a fret fix did I start to play this one more.  I altered between a whole bunch of guitars there for a while, this one, a RGA121, a custom Wilkinson RG among others, and didn’t really have one that was “number one”.
But the MO1 started to grow on me and it seemed to sound better the more I played it and started to get more and more playing time and now it has grown to become my favorite instrument, my “number one”. The MO2 have gotten its frets fixed, but haven’t been able to take it “number one” place back yet.

Ibanez MO1

A sad (at the time at least) story is that the second day with this guitar on stage did a small metal block fall down from the light rig and land on the lower horn on the body of the guitar and make a big cutt in the body. A 7mm deep and 20mm wide piece of wood and finish got taken off with a pretty clean cut and I felt like someone had stabbed a knife in my heart. The first scratch always hurts, especially on a guitar that is one of a kind and built for you. I later found the bit that was missing and glued it in place with some super glue after the show, and it looks okay now (and I didn’t kill anyone when it happened).

Ibanez MO1

The guitar is basically an upgraded/changed version of my favorite RG3120 and feels very similar to play. So you could call it a well built 3120 with some “Magnus” added to it.
The body is Mahogany with a flamed Maple top.
The neck is a 3pc maple neck with a maple fretboard. The neck has no finish and has just been oiled and waxed with my own “secret” stuff (the oil is not really secret, I just don’t know what it is).
The frets are normal Ibanez jumbo frets.

Ibanez MO1

The tremolo is a normal Ibanez EDGE Pro, my favorite of all the EDGE versions out there.

The pickups are Breed (DP166 and DP165), the middle pickup are a Blue Velvet, but it is not wired in and not used. Breed are without a doubt my all time favorite pickups, I just love it and it is a very big part of my sound.  

The action on the guitar is normal with a hint to the higher side (I think).
From the top of the first fret to the underside of the low E string is it 1.3 mm.
From the top of the 12th fret and low E is 2.9-3 mm.
First fret on high E is 1.1-1.2 mm and 12th fret is 2.6-2.7 mm.
Measurements are roughly, I don’t have anything good to measure it exactly with (measured with a Vernier Caliper).

I string it with D’Addario 0.10-0.46 strings (EXL110).

Ibanez MO1

Pictures of the guitar are taken 9th of October 2008

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Ibanez FR2620.
Ibanez FR2620

My most used backup for the MO1 right now, almost to the level of being a shared number one, are my Ibanez FR2620. I feel in love with this model even before I tried it, a guy at Ibanez distributor here in Sweden showed me a picture long before it came out and I just felt “I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!”, it was simply the coolest Ibanez model I ever seen.
I just love the look (looks a bit like an old Starfield model) and feel of it.
It feels like a mature RG to me, I can bring it to any playing job without getting a “shred metal” stamp slammed on me, like you sometimes get with a RG among some people.

Mine is a really light Ash body (I actually had the people at Ibanez here in Sweden to find the lightest ones so I could pick the one I liked the best, I generally never like the sound of heavy guitars).
The neck is a 5pcs Maple/Walnut with a Rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets.
All the finish has been removed on the back of the neck (not on the back of the head) and it has been oiled and waxed, that is the first thing I do on all new guitars I get, remove the paint/finish.
I hate the sticky feeling it has and love the feeling of wood, especially when I get sweaty on stage.

Ibanez FR2620

Even if I liked the original pickups have they been changed to a Breed (DP166) in the bridge and a Bluesbucker (DP163) in the neck position. It gives a really wide spectrum of sounds and I can basically go and play any type of gig with this setup. The pickups are wired a bit different the most of my other guitars, mainly because the Bluesbucker doesn’t sound very good in parallel.
So it is hooked up like this (same switch as in all the others).
1. Bridge pickup in series.
2. Inside coils from both pickups in parallel.
3. Inside coils from both pickups in series.
4. Neck pickup split.
5. Neck pickup in series.

Ibanez FR2620

The tuners have also been changed to Planet Waves Auto Trim locking tuners just to speed up the string hanging process. Beside that and the pickups, pots and switch is the guitar just a normal stock version of the FR model. No, I’m lying here, I have also removed the pickguard.

The FR guitar is very similar to a standard RG in playing feel, the neck are the same, but has a bit different balance when you’re standing up and play. It is noting big, but noticeable.
You just have to do yourself the favor of trying ones of these.

Pictures of the guitar are taken 9th of October 2008.

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Ibanez RGA121.
Ibanez RGA121

Next guitar up on my favorite list are one of my Ibanez RGA121, I have 3 of these, but only one of them are a true lover. It normally takes pretty long time and a lot of playing for a guitar to make it up on the “I love this guitar” list and become one that are frequently used over a long time. It’s easy for a little while when you have your charm of novelty with the guitar when it’s new, but to stay up there and not being push down by one of the old ones is a tuff task, it really needs to have something special about that specific copy to become a favorite. And this one has that “special” about it, it feels super comfortable to play, are light as a feather and sounds like a dream (obviously the most important aspect of it).

Ibanez RGA121


 The pickups are DiMarzio Tone Zone (DP155) in the bridge and Breed (DP165) in the neck.

Ibanez RGA121

The tuners have been changed to Planet Waves Auto Trim locking tuners, beside that is it completely stock, out of the box, RGA121. The finish on the neck has also been removed (see higher up on this page for more info on this).

Ibanez RGA121

Pictures of the guitar are taken 9th of October 2008.

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Ibanez MO2.

Ibanez MO2

ibanez MO2

When I first got these two MO guitars (see MO1) was this one that got to my heart first.
The other one looked better but this one sounded and played better, so this was my main instrument, basically the only guitar I played, for a little over 2 year. But after the frets got worn down and it waited on to be fixed did MO1 walk up and take over its place as number one.

Ibanez MO2

Ibanez MO2

Besides having the tremolo blocked is this guitar exactly like MO1.

Ibanez Mo2

Ibanez MO2

Pictures of the guitar are taken 10th of October 2008.

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Ibanez AWD102NT NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

AWD102NT

ADW102NT

I got this guitar because I thought it looked good, it is just a stunning guitar, but it turned out to be a guitar I play a lot. I was pretty sure that I would never really play it much since it has so many features that I don’t like guitars to have, 3-way toggle switch, short scale neck, tilted neck from the body and bindings on the neck. Things that normally make sure a guitar just hangs there on the wall.
But it just turned out to be a super guitar, with the pickups changed and a push/pull split installed does it just sound so good that I just have to use it. Now I play it all the time and I think it has been with me on every show I’ve played since it got it (maybe not used all the time, but it is there with me).

AWD102NT

AWD102NT

The guitar is equipped with DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF (neck and bridge, DP103 & DP223).
It is wired like a Les Paul except for a push/pull pot on the volume to split both pickups for more singlecoil type of sounds.

 

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Ibanez "custom" ash RG Prestige. NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

ash

ash

I have had this Ash RG547 body in a drawer for a long time but never really found the inspiration to turn it into a guitar. When a friend saw it did he say “you either turn that beauty into a guitar now or I will take it from you and never give it back”. I also had a Prestige neck that didn’t have a body so I got a new Low Pro EDGE from Ibanez and put the guitar together.
It turned out much better than I expected. A super guitar.

ash

 

This guitar is equipped with amazing looking DiMarzio chrome tops, Breed (DP166) in the bridge and Bluesbucker (DP163) in the neck. The middle pickup is a chrome top dummycoil.

 

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Custom built tele with an Ibanez neck. NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

TELINEZ

TELINEZ

This is just a super cool guitar that I really love to play.
I wanted a tele sound, true tele sound (not something “close to a tele”), but Ibanez playability (neck shape, AANJ, jumbo frets, arm-carv and body-carv and an Ibanez headstock). The guitar is built by Peter at Guitardelar.se here in Sweden, and he did a perfect job with it.
I don’t really know much about what parts it is made from, but the body is Alder and the neck are maple with a maple board.
Both body and neck are just raw wood (it haven’t even been sanded very well) that are just oiled, no lacquer or paint.

TELINEZ

At first was it normal tele setup on the pickups, just neck and bridge, wired like a tele (with a 3-way switch). But I felt that I needed something with a bit more output when going into the heavier stuff live, something thicker and fatter. So I installed an extra “in-between middle and bridge” rail humbucker as close to the bridge as I could get it, and wired it up with a 5-way strat switch.
Since the pickutuers have been taken have I installed a small toggle-switch between the volume and the tone knobs for shifting between series, split and parallel on the middle pickup.
Pickups are.
Bridge, Dimarzio Area T (DP418)
Middle: DiMarzio Crusier (DP187)
Neck: DiMarzio Area T (DP417)

It is wired like a strat (except for the toggle switch for the middle pickup) with the tone knob only working on the bridge pickup. Tone knob has a 0.01 PIO (paper in oil) capacitor.
I will change the switch to a super switch, so I can get bridge and neck together, but it needs a bit of routing in the guitar to make it fit.

 

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Ibanez FR1620. NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

FR

FR

The FR1620 are basically the same guitar as the FR2620 above, same wood and shape and it is mainly cosmetically differences.
The FR have become one of my absolute favorite Ibanez models ever, I love the body shape.
I play it live all the time.
The tuners have been changed to Planet Waves Auto Trim locking tuners.

FR

I had problem finding the right pickups for this one, and tried loads of different models before I felt like “home”. The DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF (neck and bridge, DP103 & DP223) was just a perfect match for this guitar, it sound open, woody and dynamic. The 36th PAF are a pickup I have come to love more and more over the last year or so, maybe I'm getting old?

 

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Custom Warmoth strat/tele.NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

This is just a great sounding strat, very light and resonant, sounds like you want a really good strat to sound.
I got it used from a friend and love it. I especially like the strat body/tele neck look.
The color is very demanding and it is not a guitar that passes unnoticed.
It has a pretty flat and modern fretboard with big frets (but not as big as jumbo) and a pretty thick and very C-shaped neck.

My Joe Bonamassa lookalike strat.

strat

The pickups in this guitar are the fantastic DiMarzio Area series, the only true singlecoil sounding hum-canceling singlecoil I have tried.
The setup is ’61 in the bridge (DP416), ’67 in the middle (DP419) and ’58 in the neck (DP415).
It has a Virtual Solo (DP420) in the bridge sometimes too.

I love this guitar, but I don’t really play strats much.

 

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Ibanez RGA121.NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

RGA

Just a regular RGA121 in a not so regular color.
Not really much to say about it except that I really like the RGA model.
Ibanez will expand the RGA range next year and I’m really looking forward to that.

RGA

The pickups are DiMarzio, but I don't really remember what model they are.

 

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Fender Palo Escrito Telecaster.NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

tele

tele

tele

I found that I needed a tele sound in the studio more and more and exchanged an old Ibanez S-model for this nice looking guitar with a friend. It has a great looking Palo escrito top on alder body.
I had great pickups when I got it, but they didn't really sound like a traditional tele, so I changed the pickups to DiMarzio True Velvet T (DP177 and Dp178).
It started to sound just like I wanted, but I didn't really like the neck much, thin and vintage small frets, so I got an Allparts 1inch, really thick, one-piece maple neck and changed the neck.
The bridge has also been changed to a six saddle one for intonation.
I also took my electric plane out and cut out and arm-cut in the body. It looks like the picture below now.

Now I love this guitar and use it a lot.

fender

Pickups in this one are the amazing sounding DiMarzio True Velvet T (DP177 and Dp178).
It think those pickups should be called True Great Tele instead.

 

 

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Ibanez Les Paul Gold Top (No. 2351).

Les Paul


This is one of my newer guitars, and a very “odd” one to be me (Les Pauls is without the doubt the model of guitars I like the least). The reason I got it was that I need something “vintage” for a photoshot for DiMarzio 36th PAF, and when I found it in an add did it hit me how perfect it was with a old LP that said Ibanez on the head. A match made in heaven. So I installed the vintage “relic” cover 36th PAF’s and took some shots of it leaning against an old Marshall top and 4x12 cab. My original plan was to sell it again after the shot, but during the process did I start to like the guitar and decided to keep it.

Les Paul

Les paul

I’m not completely sure of what model it is, but a safe bet is that it is a 1976 No.2351 model; it has a bolt on neck with a mahogany body. Is sound really good whit the 36th PAFs but the frets, even if not really worn much, are almost nonexistent, they are very low. I think I have to re-fret it if will continue to play it. I played it live ones, and it was great fun to be on stage with a LP, a guitar model that I hate so much :-)

Les paul

Just a fun guitar to have, probably noting I will ever use much, but it really does sound great.

Les Paul

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Pedals.

I’m not much of a pedal user, but every serious player have to have one (if noting ells, just to look serious and cool). So this is my main live board, the one I use on all almost all gigs (all except that are so small that I just bring some loose pedals in my gigbag).
This board has not really been changed much in many years, except for replacing broken stuff, and is very consistently the same.
What you can see on it are.
Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95 wah pedal. It’s standard, “none modified” (used a lot).
Ibanez TS808 reissue (used every now and then).
Boss DS-1 (never ever used, don’t really know why I have it there, too fill up the gap, I guess).
Gollmer Compusus compressor (not used very often, but sometimes).
Boss TU-2 tuner.
Baby Power supply.
Engl Z-15 midi controller (I think it is a Z-15).
A Pike and a Cow sticker.

I cleaned it for the photo, it really does not look this nice normally.
Live Pedals
Click on the picture to get a larger view (open in a new window).

It is wired up with DiMarzio Jumper Cable (I have never had one breaking on me, amazing) and it is wired in the order they are on the board (from right to left).
All the pedals are before the amp and the midi controller are used for switch channels on the amp and effect presets in the rack (see more about that in the amp/rack section).

It is a simple and very low tech board, but it does the job perfectly.
I really only use amp gain and don’t really use any effects beside delay, so I don’t need anything bigger.

Here are my live board and my “home” board (really only loose pedals, noting is hooked up, for when needed in the studio or for small gigs).
With sharp eyes can you see a,
Digitech Whammy,
a Stinkfoot modified Cry Baby,
a Ibanez Weeping Demon wah (I would love to have this on my live board, but it just don’t fit in there),
a Ibanez TK999US Tube King,
a Ibanez CS9 Chorus (I love this one, it is great),
a Ibanez FL9 Flanger,
a Ibanez TS9DX,
a Ibanez AD9 analog delay,
a Ibanez TS9,
a Scaller tremolo,
And all the pedals in the Ibanez Tone-Lok series (I use a lot of these for small gigs and in the studio).

pedals
Click on the picture to get a larger view (open in a new window).

 

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Amps. NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

engl amp


My main live amp for the last ten years or so are an Engl Sovereign 100 Vintage 210, a 100-watts, 2x10 inch, all tube combo. It is a great swiss army knife type amp that can get you true must anything sound wise.
I really like this amp because it has loads of switching abilities and the ability to get great versions of many different types of sounds, from clean and warm to over the top metal distortion and everything in between. My favorite channel is the soft lead (channel 3) that has a very thick and singing tone.
And my least favorite channel is the crunch (channel 2) that is a bit hard and fuzzy for my taste.

Overall a superb amp that is built to last and I have played way over 1500 shows with it all over Europe.
 It has broken down sometimes, but nothing serious and I think all amps out there would have done that considering the amount of use.

I really like 10-inch speakers; it rounds of the treble a bit, has less bas and accentuates the midrange.
The amp exist in a 1x12 version too, but that sounds horrible, scooped and fizzy.

My main reason to love this amp is that it sounds good, and the way it want it too,  on a low volume, I love that.

engl amp

I always use a Plexiglas frame in front of the amp to hold down the front of the house volume and to help the sound guy as much as I can. It also really helps me with hearing myself on small stages where I stand close to the amp and it normally plays strait into my knees. The plexi makes the sound bounce up a bit and makes it easier to hear.  It also really saves the ears of the audience not having to have the treble beams directly into their head.

I have a Alesis Midiverb4 in the loop for delay on some lea sounds, all other sounds are dry.
There are two Midiverbs in the rack, one is just a backup for when the first one dies (have not happened so far and it has more or less, except for a short change to a TC G-force, been in there since 96).

engl amp

Here are some of my other amps, a Laney PL50 Reverb (has a great shred type sound), A Fender “instant Paul Gilbert” amp (don’t remember what model it is) and my lovely Peavey Prowler (I have 2 of these). I have some more amps, but they are not home for photos right now, so I add them later.

amps

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Cables.NEW, Updated 26-12-2009

All my cables are DiMarzio Overbraid Instrument Cable in various colors and lengths; right now do I prefer to use the silver one, just because it looks so cool. I use the same cable for all my microphone cables too, it is just the best lasting cable out there.
The jumpers on my pedalboard are DiMarzio Jumber Cables, but right now am I trying a new prototype cable that are softer than the original DiMarzio Jumber Cable.

cable

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Strings, picks and action.

All my guitars (unless notated otherwise) are stringed with 010 – 046 strings in regular 440Hz tuning.
More exactly are the set (from high E and down) 010, 013, 017, 026w, 036w and 046w.
Most of the time is it D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound strings but others will do if I can’t find those.

My action is pretty high, even if I’m trying to get used to have it bit lower since it was getting to the level of being stupid. My goal with my setup is to get as even action all over the neck as possible (and not traditional with low close to the nut and higher the higher up the neck you get).
In my opinion will you only gain from getting used to action a bit to the higher side, more tone, more sustain, easier to play clean, and so on. Low action is just a short term way of doing you a non-favor.
Action varies a bit on all my guitars, I don’t really try to get them all the same since all guitars need a bit different setup to come alive.

I will post some measurements when I have something good to measure it with.


My pick are always stiff, but not dead, and pretty thick.

Right now do I use Dunlop ULTEX 1.14 and white Clayton Acetal 1.26 pick, but I have custom Magnus/DiMarzio (made by Clayton) 1.26 picks coming in really soon.
I do sometimes use thinner picks for acoustic playing (and some rhythm playing), but then I take whatever I can find.
A little while ago did I do the rooky mistake to forget to bring picks to a gig, so there I was on my way up to do sound check, just before we should go on realizing that I had no picks.
In panic did I run into a night open shop a block away to find something that would work, and the only thing that seems to be close enough to do the job in there was a box of metal paper clips, and that actually worked to get through the gig. But now I have hidden a bag of picks in my amp if it ever happens again (one time is no time, two times is plain stupid). So now I just have to remember that the picks are there (I probably find it at a amp service and goes “hell, I didn’t know these where here”).

NEW, Updated 26-12-2009
These are the picks I use right now.
My main pick are my custom painted Clayton 1.26 mm MagnusOlsson/DiMarzio picks.
picks

picks

I also still use the Dunlop ULTEX 1.14 mm.
picks

picks


As a side note about picks.
I have always thought, and felt, that the sound difference in different picks where huge.
But I had a discussion about this with a friend at DiMarzio and he, sort of in directly, challenged me to actually try it, recording the same thing with many different picks.
I did the test, recording a couple of lines with about 20 different pick, different material (from all sorts of plastic to metal) and different shapes and thickness.
I could feel and hear a huge difference while recording it, that some sounded like crap and others sounded good, but when playing the recording back could I barely hear any difference at all.
I had my girlfriend mixing the files up in what order the where played and could not tell what pick it was for the sound file. I could hear a difference between the ones that where furthest apart, but it was not anything close to a “huge” difference. What I learned from this little (and to some, stupid) test was to use the pick that feels most comfortable to play and not really care to much for how they sound (because it can’t be heard anyway).

 

 

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Below here are my old gear page, with loads of guitars that are not present above.

guitars

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MO1TT.MO1TT.
Ibanez MO1TT

The pickups in this guitar are:
MO1TT.MO1TT.
It is BREED in bridge and neck position and a Blue Velvet in the middle.
The body of this guitar is mahogany with an AAA flamed maple top.
The neck is a Wizard Prestige neck, a Maple fingerboard with jumbo frets.

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MO2MO2TV.
Ibanez MO2

The pickups in this guitar are:
MO2MO2
It is BREED in bridge and neck position and a Blue Velvet in the middle.
The body of this guitar is mahogany with an AAA flamed maple top.
The neck is a Wizard Prestige neck, a Maple fingerboard with jumbo frets.
The tremolo is an Ibanez EDGE PRO.

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JEM7DJEM77BRMR CUSTOM .
JEM77BRMR


JEM77BRMR


JEM77BRMR


JEM77BRMR

The pickups in this guitar are:
JEM7DJEM7D
It is BREED in bridge and neck position and a BREED S in the middle.
The body of this guitar is American Basswood, covered in a mirror
(only on the front, as you can see on the photos).
The neck is a 3pc JEM Prestige neck, a Maple fingerboard with Dunlop W/6105 frets .
The tremolo is an Ibanez EDGE PRO.

I knew I wanted one of these as soon as I heard about Ibanez making them, long before I even saw one. I love the JEM7DBK i already had, so a mirror version of it just had to be cool.
So I simply had to have one. I told DiMarzio that I was getting one and they offered me to make BREED chrome pickups for it, and how would say no to that? It is originally shipped with black pickups but this looks much better.
I was having a backstage pass for a Steve Vai show in Gothenburg the same day I got the guitar, so I though I might as well have him sign it for me, it didn’t end up that way. But I had a pass for the show the day after too, so now it has Steve’s name on the front and on the back of the head.
My plan is to hang it on the wall, but it is such a great guitar that I don’t think I can keep away from playing it. I does look amazing!

 

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AH10AH10FG.
Ibanez AH10FG

The pickups in this guitar are:
It is an Ibanez AH-Special in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan 59 in the neck (probably not the original pickup, I don't know, the AH10 are not supposed to have a neck pickup at all).
It is a basswood body with a tone chamber under the pickguard and an Ebony fretboard with Jim Dunlop #6100 frets on a 1pc Maple neck.
The bridge is a PowerRocker-Special (that don't really stay in tune very good, so I blocked it).

I don’t know much about this model so I write more about it when I have played it a little more.
My first impression is that it is very light and very resonant with a great singing quality to it.
The pickups don’t really deliver the unplugged tone of the guitar very well and I don’t really like them much, so they will probably be changed in a near future (probably to DiMarzio BREED, as always).

 

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RGRG???.
Ibanez RG

The pickups in this guitar are:
RGRG
Tone Zone in the bridge and an Air Zone in the neck position.
The body is a RG style Mahogany body with a quilted maple top and a Wilkinson VS100 trem.
The neck is a 3pc Wizard maple neck and a Rosewood fingerboard with Gotoh locking tuners.

This is the same mysterious RG model as the other two I already have and no one seem to know what model it is, but I don't care, I like it any way. I found this in Germany and the 3 I have are the only ones I ever seen.
It did sadly got push down from stage at a sound check on one of the first shows I did with it and got a massive ding (a big part of the finish came of), almost to the level of were it have to be repainted now, very annoying.

 

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RGA121RGA121VLF.
Ibanez RGA121VFL

The pickups in this guitar are:
RGA121RGA121
Tone Zone in the bridge and an BREED in the neck position.
But I think I will change them for BREED.
The body is a RG style Mahogany body with a curved maple top.
The neck is a 3pc Wizard maple neck and a Rosewood fingerboard.

I did first get one of these after falling in love with it on a clinics tour. But I liked it so much that I had to get one more and this is the second one, it is a great guitar.
I have always wanted a high level RG with a fixed bridge and now I have it.

 

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Ibanez S7320S7320BK.
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Ibanez S7320

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Ibanez S7320

The pickups in this guitar are:
Ibanez S7320Ibanez S7320
D Sonic 7 in the bridge and an PAF 7 in the neck position.
It is an S style Mahogany body with an ZR-7 bridge (way more stable then my RG/EDGE seven strings).

I have always wanted an S model seven string, since the thin body would make it bit less heavy (and also that the S model is very comfortable to play). I did not really pay much attention to this model, since it was a bit to cheep to be interesting. But after trying a couple of them for a couple of hours and being blown away by the quality and feel of the guitars did I have to take one home.
The guitar was way better then the pickups, so I changed them for DiMarzio ones.

 

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IbanezAGS83B ATF .
Ibanez AGS83B ATF

Ibanez AGS83B ATF

The pickups in this guitar are:
IbanezIbanez
BREED neck model in the bridge and an Virtual PAF in the neck position.

It is just a beautiful instrument, I had to have one.

Sins the photos has been taken have I changed the pickups, removed the pickguard and sanded the finish away at the back of the neck (and oiled it). I have played a couple of shows with this already and I love it. But it need to get a push/pull pot in there so I can splitt the pickups.

 

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MD Electric Sitar.
Sitar

Sitar

The pickups in this guitar are:
IbanezIbanez
Crusier in all positions (not on the pics).

I have always wanted one of these sins I heard Steve Vai use them "way back when".
Sins then have I heard it on many great albums with, and I just had to get it when I found this in a add here in Sweden. It is a unused used instrument, it looks like it’s never been played.

A strange instrument that is a bit weird to play. The extra strings are tuned in half steps, and sound very weird, so I am experimenting with tuning the to chords.
Here are a short sound clip I did with it as soon as I got it, the first time I hold one of these, so take it for what it is.
Sitar soundclip.

 

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Ibanez logoAT100SB.
Ibanez At100

The pickups in this guitar are:
Ibanez At100Dimarzio logo
AT Customin the bridge and an Cruiser in the neck and middle position.

The body is a nice piece of Alder (very light) and the neck is a one piece, raw wood,
Maple neck.
It has Sperzel locking tuners and a Wilkinson Vintage trem.

Found this lovely guitar in a shop in Västerås when I was doing a clinic tour there (but in another shop) and I just couldn't resist it. I don’t know too much about it, really, but it was made by Ibanez custom shop as a very limited edition Andy Timmons signature guitar (it came with a certificate of identity and with Andys autograph on the back plate). This one is number 33 made, but there is no place to find how many of these there where made.
A fantastic guitar, but feels more like a strat then an Ibanez, but I will try to love it anyway.

 

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Ibanez logoTALMAN TC530.
Ibanez Talman

The pickups in this guitar are:

Kent Armstrong Sky lipstick pickups.

The body is made of Reson-cast (compressed Alder sawdust) and the neck is a thick, birds eye maple neck with a rosewood fret board. It has Gotoh tuners and a strat style bridge.

I have always wanted one of these, a lipstick guitar with a more retro look.
Now I found one hanging in a shop at a clinic trip, so I took it home.
I love this guitar.

 

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4RG20064.
Ibanez RG20064

The pickups in this guitar are:
13
The pickups are the "new" DiMarzio/IBZ ones, no need to change them.

The body is Mahogany with a puzzle top made of curly and flamed Maple, it looks fantastic.
The neck is a three piece Maple neck with a Rosewood board and a nice puzzle inlay at the 12th fret. And a Ibanez EDGE Pro tremolo.

I had only seen these guitars on the net, and never really thought they looked that great.
But the Ibanez guy I was travelling with on my clinic tour said they had one left, and I asked if I could see it, and I feel in love with it as soon as he opened the case.
I just had to have it. It also turned out to play great and sound even better, a very light guitar (witch I love). A guitar with an attitude and the coolest one I found I a long time.

 

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4GRGM21GB.
Ibanez GRGM21GB

The pickups in this guitar are:
13
BREED in the bridge and an BREED in the neck and middle position.

How can resist a mini Ibanez RG?

It is actually very playable and sound good. The tuners are a bit bad, but will be changed.
I have brought it to a couple of shows and it is a funny thing to play.
Everybody should have one.

 

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dRGA121VLF.
Ibanez RGA121

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
Virtual Hot Paf in the bridge and an Humbucker From Hell in the neck position.
The body is a RG style Mahogany body with a maple top.
The neck is a 3pc Wizard maple neck and a Rosewood fingerboard.

I got this one after falling in love with it on a clinic tour, I just had to have it.
A very good guitar.

 

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1AEL20VV.
Ibanez AEL20VV

We all need an acoustic guitar, equipped with B-band electronics.

 

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5S470IB.
Ibanez S470IB

The pickups in this guitar are:
34
BREED in the bridge and an BREED in the neck position and the Ibanez INFS1 in the middle.
The body is a S style Mahogany body.
The neck is a 3pc Wizard II maple neck and a Rosewood fingerboard.
The tremolo is an Ibanez ZR.

I didn’t have a guitar with the “new” ZR tremolo, so I had to get one.
This is a very great guitar considering how little it cost.

 

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dTurbot Pro580T .
Ibanez Turbot

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
Tone Zone in the bridge and an PAF Joe in the neck position.
Wired like a JS1000.

A Turbot body shape, sort of like a mix of an Ibanez S guitar and a traditional Tele.
It is said to be made from Mahogany in the Ibanez catalogue, but I'm pretty sure that it is Basswood (I can see it thru a ding in the back and it is very weird Mahogany if it is that).
It is a Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. An EDGE tremolo with an original Ibanez Back Stop installed. This real name of the finish is Heather Pearl, but I would call it salmon gay pink if you asked me.

The Turbot is one of Ibanez real rear birds. It was discontinued after just a few months on the market, sins no one was buying it (wonder why?). It came out and disappeared in 1987.
I think it looks amazing, and has always been a model that I liked. So it is here to be played and not to be collected.
A bit neck heavy because of the light body, but not more then I can live with it.

 

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dStrato 2375ASH.
Ibanez Strato 2375ASH

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
Area '61 in the bridge and an Area '58 in the neck and middle position.

This is an old Ibanez Strat copy from 1975 that plays great and sound even better.

I have always liked to play Strats and singlecoil guitars from time to time, they have a special sound that is very useful every now and then. Now I can play one without the felling of being unfaithful :-)

 

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e RG3120VV.
Ibanez RG3120

The pickups in this guitar are:
ee
TONE ZONE in the bridge and PAF PRO in the neck position.
The body of this guitar is of mahogany with an AAA flamed maple top.
The neck is a Wizard Prestige neck, a rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets.
The tremolo is a Ibanez LoPro EDGE.

 

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dRG550.
Ibanez RG550

The pickups in this guitar are:
dc
Tone Zone in the bridge, HS-2 in the middle and an something I can't remember in the neck position. The body is a Basswood Ibanez RG style.
The neck is a Wizard maple neck and a maple fingerboard.
The tremolo is an Ibanez LoPro EDGE.

This is the second Ibanez RG that I ever bought (probably 90 or 91), a long time ago, and this was my main guitar for many years, including my time at GIT back in 95-96.
I later sold the guitar to a good friend, Johan, that took good care of the guitar (and never played it), and now it found its way home again.
And here it shall stay forever.

 

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dRG7421.
Ibanez RG7421

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
Tone Zone in the bridge and an Blaze in the neck position.
The body of a Ibanez RG style guitar and is made of Basswood.
The neck is a Wizard maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard.
The bridge is a Ibanez STD7.

Simply a sevenstring.

 

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r RG-???.
Ibanez custom

The pickups in this guitar are:
rr
THE BREED in the bridge and THE BREED in the neck position.
This is the newest member of my family with a oiled Mahogany body. It is a rosewood fretboard on a Mapel neck and jumbo frets. It has Gotoh locking tuners and a Wilkinson VS100 tremolo.

 

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eRG3120TW.
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Ibanez RG3120TW

The pickups in this guitar are:
ee
TONE ZONE in the bridge and PAF PRO in the neck position.
The body of this guitar is a piece of mahogany with an AAA flamed maple top.
The neck is a Wizard Prestige neck, a rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets.
The tremolo is an Ibanez LO PRO EDGE.

I needed another RG3120 (my favorite guitar) so I went up to Crafton to find me one.
I did go through five of these baby’s to find the best one, but they were all great.
This is the guitar that I came home with in the end, an absolutely great copy.

 

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fJEM7D.
Ibanez JEM7DBK

The pickups in this guitar are:
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It is BREED (my favourite pickup) in all three positions on this one, just as it came from the factory so there is nothing to change here. The neck is a normal JEM neck with W/6105 frets.
The tremolo is an Ibanez EDGE PRO.

I have had this guitar with me on a couple of clinic tours and it just sounded a little better then all the other ones did. I'm gone have this guitar for recording my new album with.
There is something special about the sound in it and it is an extremely light guitar, me like very much!!!

 

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dAF85.
Ibanez AF85

The pickups in this guitar are:
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EJ Custom bridge and neck.
This is a stock Ibanez Artcore series guitar and it just looks like a dream.
It is a 3pc Artcore neck with beautiful inlays and a Flamed Sycamore body, classic stuff.

I did need a JAZZ sort of guitar for some different sounds and this was the one that
I liked the best.
I string it with Ribbon wounded 0.13-0.56 strings and it sounds amazing.
I love the look on this guitar.

 

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d RG-1527.
Ibanez RG1527

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
BLAZE in the bridge and AIR NORTON 7 in the neck position.
It is a basswood body and the new Ibanez Edge Pro 7 bridge on it.

I needed another seven string and I think this is the best model for my needs.
Ibanez has changed the size of the neck and this is much thicker then my other 1527.
I haven't really dicided on if I like it better or not, but it will surtently make it more stable when you are banging hard on it.

 

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rRG3120VV.
Ibanez RG3120VV

The pickups in this guitar are:
rr
THE BREED in the bridge and PAF PRO in the neck position.
The body of this guitar is a really heavy piece of mahogany with an AAA flamed maple top.
The neck is a Wizard Prestige neck, a rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets.
The tremolo is an Ibanez LoPro EDGE.

 

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d RG-1527.
Ibanez RG1527

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
PAF 7 in the bridge and IBZ V77 in the neck position.
This is my first seven string and a really cool guitar. I was totally uninterested in the seven string idea but had too make some demo songs for my clinics and I feel in love with this guitar. So I had to have it. It is a basswood body and the new Ibanez Edge Pro 7 bridge on it. I will change the pickups one day to something less hot and it will be a great guitar.
You have to have a seven string if you are an Ibanez guy...

 

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d RG550.
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Ibanez Rg550

The pickups in this guitar are: (not on the picture were it's EMG)
ddd
D activator in the bridge, empty in the middle and D Activator in the neck position.
This is a really old RG550 with a basswood body and a maple neck; the frets are totally worn down.
The tremolo is the original Ibanez EDGE.

This is the first Ibanez that I got after seeing guys like Paul Gilbert playing Ibanez in the 80's.
It has been with me for a long time and the finish was totally fucked up so I just took it all of with a knife and made it blue (it was metallic blue from the start).
I think this guitar has been equipped with every pickup on the market at one time or another.
It always gets the pickups changed, just to try something new.
I will re-fret this guitar one day and then just leave it on the wall with a sign that says
"You Touch And You Die".
It is sad when a good old friend starts to die on you...

 

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d RG-???.
Ibanez RG

The pickups in this guitar are:
dd
THE BREED in the bridge and THE BREED in the neck position.
This is a Mahogany body with a flamed maple top again. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard and jumbo frets. It has Gotoh locking tuners and a Wilkinson VS100 tremolo.

I have never seen any other Ibanez like this one and I don't really know what it is.
The RG-521 was just a number that I made up myself.
But I love it, it sounds like a dream an looks good.
The Breed pickups really made a perfect job in this guitar.

 

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