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Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr50.html) states, about Lee Ranaldo's Gibson RD Artist: "Used by Lee/Thurston: 1993-1999 1993 -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH - Lee) 1994? -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH - Lee) 1995 -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH, Expressway - Lee) 1996? -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH, Expressway - Lee) 1999 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway - Thurston) NOTES: The RD Artist had onboard electronics for sound modulation, which were removed. This guitar was stolen in July 1999. I've never actually seen Thurston using this but set lists from February '99 indicate it was his "Expressway" and "PCH" guitar (the latter of which was not played). Reddish body 2 humbuckers Rosewood fretboard Black pickguard Controls removed Serial # -- 71218092 Listed as "RD-1" on '95 set lists. Listed as "GIBSON RD" on '99 set lists."more
The Nameless Ghouls of Ghost have been known to carry Gibson RD's since the early days. The German branch of Gibson Guitar Corporation has [interviewed the Nameless Ghouls](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g7_Ps_NntE) and learned that Fire Ghoul's guitar carries a pair of Seymour Duncan with a coil-tap switch, just like Omega Ghoul's guitar.more
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