All of the guitars on that record (REvolution) were recorded pretty straight forward and without a lot of overdubs or effects. There are two rhythm tracks on all of the songs, one done with a Bogner Uberschall and the other with a Diesel VH4. Both are really nice amps and very similar in tone.more
*We always use a multitude of stuff for the different guitar sounds on every album. For this one we have used Kemper, but also real amps like **Diezel**. Some of the guitar fx comes from the gear that we use/have used live and customized, like a BOSS GT-10 for example. It all depends on what we need at any given sound/situation.*more
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive.more
The channel that this amp is famous for is responsible for 70% of The Prophecy's distorted tones since 'Into the Light' - often blended with a more aggressive and less refined amplifier in the studio. The VH4 provides the champagne smooth saturation to Greg's Engl Savage or Laboga Mr. Hector throaty dirt when layering multiple layers or distortion or recording with dual amplifiers from a single D.I/live guitar.