Well-known fact: Joe Perry loves gear. Or more correctly, he loves gooooood gear. (That reminds me: There’s an interview with an ex-Gibson guy somewhere on the web where he tells how the Gibby folks would bum out whenever Joe and Brad went down to Nashville because they wanted to find only the good stuff, wouldn’t take just anything.)
Anyhow, here’s a pretty darn good rig rundown – caution: obligatory rock ‘n’ roll cussing from the Dunlop interviewer guy – courtesy of Joe’s guitar tech, Trace Foster. Props to guitarnoize.com for finding it.
Interesting tidbits: various Marshall amps with a mix of EL34s and KT66s (all seem to be 100w!); various Marshall cabs, all new I believe – 4×12, 2×15 and an 8×10 with old 70-watt 10s; a 1950 Fender Bandmaster (can I play through that for 10 minutes, please!).
Board: Dunlop Jimi wah; DigiTech Whammy; Fulltone OCD (no number given); Pharaoh Class A Boost; Klon Centaur (which apparently never goes away); Bradshaw/MXR Boost/OD; a couple of Line 6 boxes and two I don’t recognize – anyone know what they are?
Great tour of his guitars, too. I’m lovin’ the BC Rich from Live Bootleg!
> Here’s Joe’s rig from ’09. Note the ’50 Bandmaster on the right. Incidentally, the Bandmaster is apparently one of EVH’s favorite amps.