Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

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G&L Tribute Rampage Ivory

G&L Tribute Rampage Ivory

Jerry Cantrell’s main guitar of choice is the G&L Rampage. “They’ve always fe... more

G&L Tribute Rampage Black

G&L Tribute Rampage Black

The G&L Tribute Rampage is Jerry Cantrell's signature model guitar. It can be... more

G&L Tribute Rampage Whiskey

G&L Tribute Rampage Whiskey

Jerry Cantrell can be seen holding his signature model Rampage guitar from G&... more

G&L Limited Edition "Blue Dress" Rampage

G&L Limited Edition "Blue Dress" Rampage

Jerry Cantrell talks about his signature "Blue Dress" guitar, featuring the a... more

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Bogner Fish

Bogner Fish

Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell gets his signature grunge tone by using a Bog... more

Bogner Uberschall 120-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head

Bogner Uberschall 120-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head

n addition to the Bogner Fish, Cantrell sometimes uses a Bogner Uberschall am... more

Bogner Shiva

Bogner Shiva

To achieve his unique sound, Cantrell blends guitar signals from multiple amp... more

Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head

Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired...

In this video, Jerry talks about his signature amp. At :55s Jerry says "it’s... more

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Dunlop JC95 Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby Wah

Dunlop JC95 Jerry Cantrell Signature Cry Baby Wah

Jerry Cantrell recalls his signature wah pedal at Dunlop: "It looks great, so... more

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal

At 3:46 in this DunlopTV video, Jerry Cantrell's guitar tech, Punk Rock Dave,... more

MXR Smart Gate Noise Gate

MXR Smart Gate Noise Gate

Around 4:00 in this video, Cantrell's tech points out that the two MXR M-135 ... more

Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe

Dunlop JD-4S Rotovibe

Seen at 4:07 into this rig rundown video. Jerry Cantrell uses it in the Alice... more

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Dunlop Tortex Standard 1.0mm Guitar Picks

Dunlop Tortex Standard 1.0mm Guitar Picks

According to this Dunlop advertisement, Alice in Chain's Jerry Cantrell uses ... more

Needs Review Dunlop Tortex® Pitch Black Standard 488R114

Dunlop Tortex® Pitch Black Standard 488R114

Tortex® Pitch Black 0.50. Plays actually. more

Needs Review 2" Classic Guitar Strap by Red Monkey

2" Classic Guitar Strap by Red Monkey

Jerry has been wearing Red Monkey guitar straps for many years. more

Needs Review AMMO Guitar Strap by Red Monkey

AMMO Guitar Strap by Red Monkey

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Ernie Ball 2240 RPS-10 Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball 2240 RPS-10 Slinky Electric Guitar Str...

In the video description it says that he plays RPS regular Slinky strings. At... more

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Tonesonic Tonewedge guitar speaker cabinet

Tonesonic Tonewedge guitar speaker cabinet

Jerry was using this as his guitar monitor cab in concert in New Zealand on M... more

Needs Review Barber Electronics Direct Drive LG

Barber Electronics Direct Drive LG

As seen in the Ernie Ball clip. more

Needs Review Guyatone Victoria

Guyatone Victoria

In this interview from Gibson, Jerry Cantrell talks about his cousin Kyle’s g... more

Gear Guides

8 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar: 2020 Gear Guide

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated January 2020

7 Best Chorus Pedals: 2020 Top Picks and Reviews

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated January 2020

13 Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated March 2020

7 Best Guitar Tuners

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated November 2019

Jerry Cantrell has had a musical career spanning decades, all starting at a music shop in Dallas, Texas. Cantrell has brought Alice in Chains round the world with his unique riffs and dark melodic grooves. He is a master among ax-men, shredding from the 1980s through today.

Cantrell has also released a host of self-titled albums that include Boggy Depot and Degradation Trip Vol. 1 and 2. His career with Alice in Chains produced several successful albums with two different front men.

With Alice in Chains, Cantrell organized the band's two unplugged albums, which both highlighted Cantrell's imaginative and fine-tuned (yet flexible) approach to composition and his talent for singing. Fans found a new level of respect for Cantrell.

Jerry Cantrell is as recognizable in the world of alternative rock guitar players as Seattle is to the "grunge" rock movement. Heavy metal enthusiasts also find comfort in his imaginative and brooding hooks, grooves, rhythms and accentuation of the guitar. His career, while playing with Alice in Chains, allowed him to explore his creative flair for the instrument and songwriting to levels most musicians could only dream of. His mastery of the craft started with his love of rock legends like Eddie Van Halen, whom he credits for his love of G&L Rampages. Cantrell plays with a lot of different gear, including Gibson SGs, Les Pauls, and Fender Telecasters. He also contributed to making a custom model G&L Tribute Series Signature Superhawk with his own stylistic preferences.

Cantrell's stacks and outboard options have included Marshall amps and Bogner combos, along with some Peavey, Fender and Mesa Boogie heads. He has mentioned that he loves the Fish preamp from Bogner. He has also used Twin Reverb units from Fender.

Dunlop also makes a Cantrell Cry Baby signature wah pedal. His other effects include Eventide TimeFactor, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus and TR-2 Tremolo, MXR Smart Gate, Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus, a limited edition Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808HW Hand-Wired pedal and Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler, just to name a few.

Cantrell is a gear guy that likes to experiment with sound and couple his various rig components in different ways when approaching a record. He once explained that the process for recording a new album with his band was to forget the last record completely.