James Hetfield

James Hetfield

James Hetfield

James Hetfield

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Mesa/Boogie Triaxis Guitar Preamp

Mesa/Boogie Triaxis Guitar Preamp

From a November 2011 article found on mesaboogie.com: "The core of the pre... more

Diezel VH4 100W Tube Guitar Head Amp

Diezel VH4 100W Tube Guitar Head Amp

On Metallica's [website](http://www.metallica.com/band/band-bio-gear.asp), it... more

Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier 150-Watt Tube Head

Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier 150-Watt Tube Head

The official Metallica website has a list of equipment used by each band memb... more

Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus

Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus

The Roland JC120 has been a main part of James's clean sound since before the... more

Roland JC-120H

Roland JC-120H

Listed on the official Metallica page. more

Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC Head

Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC Head

James used the Mark IIC+ on Master of Puppets and And Justice For All... O... more

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage 100W Tube Head Amp

Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage 100W Tube Head Amp

This article says that James used a modded Marshall JCM800 in conjunction wit... more

Needs Review KRANK Krankenstein Head

KRANK Krankenstein Head

Around 2007, prior the recording of Death Magnetic James started experimentin... more

wizard modern classic 100W

wizard modern classic 100W

– Garage Inc. A 100w Wizard Modern Classic was used as the main amp on the a... more

Needs Review Marshall JMP Superlead 100 Watt

Marshall JMP Superlead 100 Watt

Back in the early 80's James Hetfield used a modified Marshall JMP 2203 (the... more

Needs Improvement Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Standard 4x12'' Straight Cabinet

Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Standard 4x12'' Straight Ca...

Seen on stage in almost every Metallica live video, James uses Mesa Boogie 4x... more

Needs Improvement Blackstar Series One 200 Guitar Amp

Blackstar Series One 200 Guitar Amp

James Hetfield use Blackstar Series One 200 amp. more

Peavey 5150 120-watt Guitar Amp Head

Peavey 5150 120-watt Guitar Amp Head

Here is a picture from "Some Kind of Monster", a documentary about the making... more

Mesa/Boogie Mark V 90-Watt Tube Head

Mesa/Boogie Mark V 90-Watt Tube Head

The item can be seen at 7:26 min in the video. more

Needs Review Mesa Boogie Simul-Class 2: Ninety Stereo Tube Power Amp

Mesa Boogie Simul-Class 2: Ninety Stereo Tube Pow...

2nd Description on the page says he use Simul-Class 2: Ninety Stereo Tube Pow... more

Needs Review Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier

In the "Making of Moth into Flame", he plugged his Snakebyte into a Mini Rect... more

Needs Review Diezel Hagen 100W Tube Guitar Head Amp

Diezel Hagen 100W Tube Guitar Head Amp

James Hetfield Diezel Hagen 5:10 (July 2011/ Sonisphere) more

Needs Review Marshall JMP50 Plexi Amp Head

Marshall JMP50 Plexi Amp Head

This users explains James' early days Marshall Plexi more

Matrix GT1000FX-1U Power Amplifier

Matrix GT1000FX-1U Power Amplifier

In this video, James Hetfield's rig is also shown to consist of a Matrix GT10... more

Needs Review Fractal Audio Axe-FX III

Fractal Audio Axe-FX III

According to fractal audio all live Metallica tones are made by using the Axe... more

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