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Needs Review Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

"I have a Neumann U-87. That's what I use for vocals, but a lot of times I'll... more

Needs Review Neumann KM-184

Neumann KM-184

It shows this on his website. more

Guitars

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Ibanez Universe UV7

Ibanez Universe UV7

Erik Rutan, notable guitarist for Death Metal band "Morbid Angel", used an Ib... more

Needs Review B.C. Rich Ironbird

B.C. Rich Ironbird

"This is a BC Rich USA Custom Ironbird. Purchased off a good friend of mine, ... more

Needs Review Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

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Marshall JCM 800 2203 100W

Marshall JCM 800 2203 100W

Picture of Erik using his JCM800 in his studio. He has also featured his JCM8... more

Marshall 1960BHW

Marshall 1960BHW

Rutan gives a tour of his studio and shows and explains he exclusively uses t... more

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 100-Watt Tube Head

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 100-Watt Tube Head

Erik uses this in conjunction with his Marshall JCM800 live. more

ENGL Powerball 100-Watt Guitar Amp Head

ENGL Powerball 100-Watt Guitar Amp Head

"The Engl Powerball is something I use a lot. It's very versatile. It has a g... more

Effects Pedals

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Maxon OD808X Extreme Overdrive Pedal

Maxon OD808X Extreme Overdrive Pedal

0:47 "For this record (thanks to you), I'm using the OD808 extreme" more

Maxon OD808 Overdrive

Maxon OD808 Overdrive

Video of Rutan's studio and he says he exclusively uses a maxon OD808 more

Needs Review Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal
Needs Review Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

This can be seen around 4:42. more

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Needs Review AMEK/NEVE Mozart 56 Channel Recording Console

AMEK/NEVE Mozart 56 Channel Recording Console

1:05 "This is an Amek Mozart console. It's a 56 channel console made in the 9... more

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Music Accessories

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Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom

Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom

Erik's uses this for his bridge pickup. more

Bill Lawrence L500 XL

Bill Lawrence L500 XL

Erik uses this as his neck pickup. more

Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup

Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbucker Pickup

"I've been using the Gibson Dirty Fingers now for a while. I have it in my Gi... more

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Needs Review D'addario EXL116 Nickel Wound, Medium Top/Heavy Bottom, 11-52

D'addario EXL116 Nickel Wound, Medium Top/Heavy B...

"D'Addario strings are simply the best in the business, they retain it's tona... more

Needs Review D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (12–60)

D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Extra Heavy Electric ...

Erik's strings of choice for Cannibal Corpse more

Needs Review D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Medium Top/Extra-Heavy BottomElectric Guitar Strings (11-56)

D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Medium Top/Extra-Heav...

Erik uses the D'Addario NYXL 11-56 with a 68 on the bottom for his Ibanez Uni... more

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Gear Guides

7 Best Guitar Tuners

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated November 2019

13 Best Fuzz Pedals for Guitar

Giulio Chiarenza Mason Hoberg

Giulio Chiarenza & Mason Hoberg

Updated October 2020

7 Best Chorus Pedals: 2020 Top Picks and Reviews

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated January 2020

The Top 11 Overdrive Pedals - 2020 Edition

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated February 2020