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This 80’s Mesa Boogie Mark III and an original Ibanez TS-808 will be available to use at Modstock. Very similar to Metallica’s gear.
Kill Em All …And Justice For All Garage Inc.
Ride the Lightning Metallica S&M
Master of Puppets Load Mission Impossible
Garage Days Re-revisited Reload St. Anger

Live Gear Lists will only be made when they differ from Studio Equipment.

Studio

Jose Arrendondo Modified 100 watt Marshall SLP
Pro Co Rat Distortion Pedal
Marshall 4×12

Studio

Replacement 100 watt Marshall Heads that were later modified
Ibanez Tube Screamer-Last time James used an overdrive/distortion pedal
Marshall 4×12
Notes/Quotes

“Distortion always starts with the amp. Pedals just sit on top of the sound. They don’t feel like a full part of it, just some fuzz on top. You can fiddle with parametric EQs and all that shit for days, but it still won’t have the smooth distortion of an amp. The last time I used a distortion pedal was on Ride the Lightning. It was an Ibanez Tube Screamer, like Kirk uses. It really helps his solos cut through, but it puts a shitty coating on smooth rhythm tones, and it was hard to not make it sound like a pedal…” Guitar Player, October 1992

Studio
Mesa Boogie Mk IIC+

Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp
Marshall JCM 800

Marshall JMP Heads
Marshall 4×12 with 65 watt speakers
Furman PQ4 parametric EQ
Ibanez multi-effects box
Mesa Boogie Heads slaved into Marshalls

Live
1986

RACK 1

Ampeg SVT Tube Head-Used for Clean Tones
Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Wide Head -I am not totally sure what MARK amp these are. It is for sure a wide chassis head, most likely either a IIB Coliseum or III Coliseum 300. This is a wide head, with no push/pull pot on the 4th and 8th controls. The IIB doesn’t have a push/pull on the 3rd, 4th, and 8th controls. The III Coliseum 300 has push/pull pots on all controls except the 8th (Reverb). I have also been told that the IIC+ was available in a wide chassis head, so it could be that too.
Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Wide Head
RACK 2

dark blue Boss pedal
Boss Flanger
ADA Footswitch
Boss tuner
Rocktron Compressor/Limiter/Hush
ADA 2FX Multi Effects Processor
Ibanez UE400 Multi-FX
Marshall JCM 800, horizontal input
Marshall JCM 800, horizontal input

Studio
Mesa Boogie Mark IIc+
Mesa Marshall JMP Heads
Marshall 4×12
Mesa Boogie Heads slaved into Marshalls

Studio
Mesa Boogie Mark IIc+
Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp

Marshall JMP/JCM Heads
Roland JC120 Combo
Marshall 4×12
Mesa Boogie 4×12
Mesa Boogie Heads slaved into Marshalls

Live
1989

RACK 1

Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Wide Head
Settings-3/5 5.5 2.5 0 7 7 1.5 3
I am not totally sure what MARK amp these are. It is for sure a wide chassis head, most likely a IIC+, IIB Coliseum or III Coliseum 300. This is a wide head, with no push/pull pot on the 4th and 8th controls. The IIB doesn’t have a push/pull on the 3rd, 4th, and 8th controls. The III Coliseum 300 has push/pull pots on all controls except the 8th (Reverb). I have also been told that the IIC+ was available in a wide chassis head, so it could be that too.
Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Wide Head

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