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In this Rig Rundown video of Billie Joe Armstrong’s guitars and gear, his tech Hans shows one of Billie Joe’s most famous guitars, the Fernandes Stratocaster copy named *Blue*. The guitar shows a lot of wear and is covered in stickers. Starting at the beginning of the video, 0:30 in: > “The guitar everyone likes to hear about most is *Blue*, Billie’s guitar he got many years ago for his birthday. And it’s the same guitar, he’s still playing it. There’s a [pic of him there on the back](http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/source/image/44114/blue7.jpg).” The interviewer asks if there are any modifications Billie Joe Armstrong has done to it, to which his tech replies: > “I replaced - it’s a [**Seymour Duncan SH-4**](http://equipboard.com/items/seymour-duncan-sh-4-jb-humbucker-pickup), which just sounds great, and… not really much. This is the biggest mod, having the pickup angled like that. It’s a completely different sound than having it just straight, like in a Les Paul. I’m still trying to figure it out in my mind, why it sounds that way, but it just does. [Eddie Van Halen](http://equipboard.com/pros/eddie-van-halen) - same thing, his guitar has the pickup angled. ” The tech then confirms that Billie Joe Armstrong uses this guitar to perform Green Day’s older material live, which is all Eb. He also confirms that guitar is strung with [Ernie Ball .010 - .046 strings](http://equipboard.com/items/ernie-ball-2221-slinky-electric-guitar-strings).more