Vernon Reids rig.

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  1. billyg121

    billyg121 Supporting Member

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    could anyone tell me details of vernons reids rig.i know he uses a ton of effects,but does anyone know amps,pickups etc.anyway thanks for any info.
     
  2. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    vernon has been using the crate blue voodoos for as long as I can remember. Mostly Kramer and ESP guitars with floyd rose jiggle-sticks.


    No clue on the effects though.
     
  3. Wren and Cuff

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    last I heard (via an old GP magazine), he was playing a mac G5 and a modeling program (can't remember which).

    He's good.

    matt
     
  4. markom89

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    I think he's using a Maneco Filter Eko II, IIRC.
     
  5. charmboy

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    Hell of a player... god awful tone.
     
  6. Clumsy Fingers

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    In many cases, I would have to agree. Still, his playing on Ronald Shannon Jackson's best work (Barbecue Dog, Decode Yourself, Taboo) fits in the mix nicely- far better than Living Colour, to my mind.
     
  7. datguytim

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    yeah, Vern is a great player & a very cool guy - I just don't his overly processed tones - his work w/RSJ's Decoding Society is my favorite stuff of his. Speaking of which - check out 'Red Warrior' & 'Raven Roc' for some killer avant-jazz-meltdown guitarisms from Jef Lee Johnson & Fuze.
     
  8. Jason Calieri

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    my thoughts exactly
     
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    his rider requested a boogie mark III last time he came to town.
     
  10. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    he still plays his hamer shredders too. the yin/yang california and a few others.
     
  11. leodiditright

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    The rig he used yesterday or the rig he's gonna try next week... That guy has always been into getting or trying all the available new stuff, you'll have a hard time following him gearwise.
     
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    Those are the real deal man:agree a few weeks ago I spend a day with Shannon Jackson, talking, drinking good red wine and remembering the Decoding Society days. Shannon is one of those lost treasures of Black American culture.
     
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    Hmm. I always thought his tones were cool. Cult of Personality isn't a ripping tone? PLEASE! Some were overly processed with Living Color, but come on, it was the late 80s. Listen to all that cool guitar synth stuff and extreme gain he had on Stain. Awesome!

    :phones
     
  14. Axe-maniac

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    I'm with GuitarBrent. The Cult of Personality riff is awesome, love that sound!!
     
  15. jazzandmetal?

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    I agree. That solo is one of my favorites. Chaos.
     
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    Great band too. All 4 of them are unbelievably great at what they do. I've seen them live 2x; 1st time during the Stain tour, second time when they reunited a few years ago to tour (not sure if they ever put out a new record that they were talking about doing). Their lead singer just got better and better with each album, and live he was ridiculously good.
    :dude
     
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    Once of my all time fave bands. And agreed...one helluva great player, but ear for tone is questionable :D
     
  18. Clumsy Fingers

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    +1

    Nicely controlled chaos




    (as well as RSJ's playing w/ Last Exit)
     
  19. Tonefish

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    Yes, the controlled chaos and tone of the Cult of Personality solo is truly remarkable and enduring...whatever the rig.
     
  20. big mike

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    Love his rhythm and riffs with Living Colour. Solos...not so much.
     

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