If you aren’t into gear set ups then this one isn’t for you, sorry! Metalsucks.net recently met up with MACHINE HEAD’s Phil Demmel to be taken on a tour of his gear and the set up that he’s using for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The feature is called Rigged and if you’re a gear nerd, this article will make you weep! Here’s a sneak peak at some of what Phil had to say:
As of two days ago we’ve switched to using an amp/tone/effects processor called the Fractal Axe-FX. We’ve been able to program our Peavey 5150/6505 settings into it and interface it with our Custom Audio Electronics effects unit so we have access to all our presets, and also manual moves if need be. Included in my CAE unit is: Rocktron Prophecy 2 for some clean tones (it will be weeded out after I get more familiar with the Fractal), MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive, MXR Super Fuzz, BOSS CE-5 Chorus, MXR EVH Phase-90, BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor, Voodoo Lab pedal power, Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress.In the effects loop- BOSS DD-7 delay, CE-5 chorus and a compressor for that Neil Schon sustain. Depending on the venue I’ll use the rack mounted Dunlop Wah or a Zakk Wylde wah (in polka dot Buddy guy casing tributing Randy Rhoads).
See here for the full article including some awesome photos!