- Prestige Heritage Hollow (#708430)
- Michael Dunn Ultrafox (#572)
- Line 6 PODxt + Line 6 FBV shortboard
- Behringer KX1200
I use a Prestige Heritage Hollow guitar that goes into a Line 6 PODxt. From there, I either can plug into a audio interface for recording, and a keyboard amp or PA system for live performances. I really enjoy the convenience (compact size) and versatility (many features and effects) of digital equipment.
On my guitar, I use D’Addario XL Jazz-rock strings, 11 gauge. The pickups are stock: a Seymour Duncan ’59 in the neck, and a JB in the bridge. I intend to install a push/pull coil split switch, eventually.
For effects, I use the digital models available on my PODxt: a mild amount of compression (based on MXR dyna-comp), slapback-type analog delay, and chamber style reverb for most of my sounds. I prefer subtle amounts of each of these effects, allowing them to sweeten the sound rather than alter it drastically. Once-in-a-while I’ll use more exaggerated effects like flangers with fast oscillations, tremolos, and wah-wahs. I will be writing a more detailed article about how I make my decisions on the setting of each effect.
Once I’m plugged into some amplifying device, I’ll do some post-EQ just to deal with the characteristics of the speakers and the room.