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  1. mephistopheles

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    Okay, I was wondering:

    What type of guitar/amplifier did Frank Zappa most commonly use?

    And what about John Christ(88-94)

    And Ian MacKaye of Fugazi?

    How about Marc Bolan of T Rex?

    And finally, what about Bobby Krieger of the Doors?

    I've always wondered, and could never find out.... Maybe some of you music enthusiasts can enlighten me.

    thanks in advanced,



    Josh "Jadles" Dodson
     
  2. 74_rickbass

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    I think the guy from the doors used a Gibson SG but I could be wrong.
    People think my name is what it is, cause they think my name is Rick. It isn't. Its because I play bass and use a 1974 Rickenbacker bass. lol

    later!
     
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    Im pretty sure that John Christ used a BC Rich
     
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    ah Hah!! Another bass player on here!!! i like th Rickenbacker,,,I have A FENDER P, A WASHBURN, AND AN ESP 5 STRING.



     
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    rickbass is correct. Krieger used/uses an SG standard, often with a tremolo/whammy.

    As for zappa, he fooled around with guitars and amps just as much as he fooled around with various psychoactive substances. However i do recall being in a music shop in Germany where he bought a mesa boogie head back in the day, either a rectifier or a mark IV (they proudly display a framed picture of this historical purchase to this very day).
    Theres a live vid of the song peaches in which he appears to be playing a Gibson SG too (without a whammy).

    Guitargeek actually has McKaye's rig

    Hope that answers a few questions.
     
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    Zappa used a Pignose in the studio.
     
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    Marc Bolan used mostly Strats live. Don't know what he used in the studio.
     
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    damn, thanks guys.

    BTW, I play bass, But I like Kay basses best :p
     
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