Misha has a huge collection of guitars that he is adding to quite often. Here... more
Misha has a huge collection of guitars that he is adding to quite often. Here, we see he has received a customized Aristides guitar model. Like with just about all of his guitars, he has loaded them with Bare Knuckle Juggernaut pickups. The full gallery of pictures were shared here on Facebook.
This Blackmachine was built by Doug, the owner, for himself from the best woo... more
This Blackmachine was built by Doug, the owner, for himself from the best woods he could find. He actually sold it to MIsha and Misha as said it is one of his favorite guitars.
Misha can also be seen playing this guitar 2 minutes into this video: https:/... more
Misha can also be seen playing this guitar 2 minutes into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoDIDEdMzw&t=120s
"The backstory on this guitar is that Ola made me #15 which i absolutely fell... more
"The backstory on this guitar is that Ola made me #15 which i absolutely fell in love with the exception of one issue: Relative to the sound i was after, straight pickups made the low strings sound weird because of the fan on the frets leaving more space between the bridge and pole pieces on those strings.
Ola offered to rebuild the body for me to accommodate slanted pickups that would solve that issue. He contacted Tim at BKP who then designed and made the first angled Aftermath set, spec'd to the fan on the guitar. This maintained a relationship between the bridge and strings that was a lot more in-line with what my other guitars have.
I loved the sound and resonance of the original body, so i made sure Ola use the same woods and used woods of the same density to maintain the sound #15 had. In the process he ended up finding a top that was even more beautiful than the last one, so this guitar saw sonic and aesthetic improvements with the rebuild!
The thing that really struck me with #15 was its instant playability. The fan on the frets was so slight that you wouldn't notice it, but you would noticed the awesome stretches you can do on a 24 fret guitar with a 24.75 scale on the high side. That coupled with probably the lowest playable action i have ever seen on a 7 string guitar made it just a dream to play. If i would describe the feel of this instrument with a few words it would be "touch sensitive".
I recieved #23 when we played Wembley Arena on this tour with Dream Theater, and the first thing i noticed was that the feel of the guitar had not been compromised in the least. Even though i had Ola up the string gauges for me to my live ones (11-64), it still had this insanely low action that still managed to sustain notes without compromise, and that touch sensitive feel to it. The real test was just playing it live for the first time having been used to the feel of my other guitars. I adjusted to the guitar with no issues and managed to play the set feeling very comfortable on the guitar even though it is VERY different from my other guitars in quite a few ways.
As far as the tone goes, the guitar sounds HUGE and almost pissed off with attack. My Daemoness probably has the most attack out of my 7s and my Jackson is the fullest sounding. My impression is that this fits very nicely in the middle. Fuller sounding than my Daemoness, and yet similar in attack qualities. Chords ring out so vibrantly on the guitar, and it stays in tune magnificently well, so i can make the most out of big ringy chords.
The only aspect of the guitar that took some getting used to was the way a headless guitar feels as you are moving about on stage. This is a very lightweight guitar, and since the neck itself has a lot less weight to it because of the headless design, the guitar will feel a little different in your hands as you headbang or move around with it, but this only took a few live songs for me to get fully used to.
So in the end, #23 ended up being a great success, and this will likely remain one of my main 7s for live use because of how quickly i got attached to its feel and sound.
I want to thank Tim Mills and Ola Strandberg for all the hard work they put into making this guitar a reality and getting it ready in time for this tour!"
When asked [on Ask.fm](http://ask.fm/MishaPeriphery/answer/116685062123) "Wha... more
When asked on Ask.fm "What do you think about Skervesen guitars?" "I absolutely love my Raptor 7. Gorgeous guitar, very unique feel and sounds great!"
In this video used as a source, Misha plays his Skervesen Raptor.
During an interview with *Guitar Edge Magazine*, at 1:26 Misha describes his ... more
During an interview with Guitar Edge Magazine, at 1:26 Misha describes his Blackmachine B2 with "bare knuckle cold sweat pickups."
Misha talks about this guitar from 5 minutes and 12 seconds onwards in the "D... more
Misha talks about this guitar from 5 minutes and 12 seconds onwards in the "DunlopTV : Misha Mansoor (Periphery)" video, and also posted this thread on metalguitarist.org about the instrument.
In this photo, Jackson is seen playing a completely custom Jackson, straight ... more
In this photo, Jackson is seen playing a completely custom Jackson, straight out of Jackson's Custom Shop, "The world’s longest-operating custom shop, turning out world-class custom guitars ever since Grover Jackson first affixed his name to a headstock in 1980".
At 2:46, Misha says "the original design I described, they followed to a T, b... more
At 2:46, Misha says "the original design I described, they followed to a T, but it became a platypus of sorts...I worked with mike shannon and told him what shape I wanted and he carved it out right on the spot."
Misha used his Mayones on The League of Extraordinary Djentelmen Tour. more
Misha used his Mayones on The League of Extraordinary Djentelmen Tour.
In this video from Oct. '14 about Periphery's Rig Misha have a crush on his o... more
In this video from Oct. '14 about Periphery's Rig Misha have a crush on his orange guitar: "This is made out of material called Arium... This guitar was build in the Netherlands... by a bunch of crazy 'netherlandians'... It's a really really cool guitar made by 'Aristides'. This is the 070 model."
Used in the first studio update for Juggernaut:Alpha/Omega at 0:32. more
Used in the first studio update for Juggernaut:Alpha/Omega at 0:32.
TotalGuitar posted this episode of "Me and My Guitar" featuring Periphery's M... more
TotalGuitar posted this episode of "Me and My Guitar" featuring Periphery's Misha Mansoor with his Jackson Juggernaut HT6 Signature Guitar.
In this rig rundown for Premier Guitar Misha explains his Jackson custom stra... more
In this rig rundown for Premier Guitar Misha explains his Jackson custom strat-type guitar. He explains that he had been on a strat kick, and wanted Jackson to make him a strat-type guitar. Misha wanted this gutar as he settles into his "dad rock" phase. This guitar was reliced by the Fender Custome Shop. The guitar is equiped with an uncovered version of his signature Bareknuckle Ragnorok humbuker in the bridge, and two custom-wound Bareknuckle single coils in the middle and neck position.
THis guitar is a custom 7 string version of Misha's signature Jackson guitar.... more
THis guitar is a custom 7 string version of Misha's signature Jackson guitar. as opposed to his normal sig, this guitar is equiped with a floyd rose. He had this guitar made because, he needed a guitar with a floyd for certain songs in the periphery set. This is mainly used in icarus lives, and motor mouth.
IN this post Misha shows off his fender custom shop tele. This guitar in a re... more
IN this post Misha shows off his fender custom shop tele. This guitar in a reliced finish. he purchased this guitar from music zoo
For some of Periphery's music, Misha requires an 8 string. He uses his jackso... more
For some of Periphery's music, Misha requires an 8 string. He uses his jackson juggernaut 8 string. this guitar is an 8 string version of his Jackson Juggernaut signature guitars
In this post Misha shows off his dunable R2 guitar. Misha states that he want... more
In this post Misha shows off his dunable R2 guitar. Misha states that he wanted t get his hands on a firebird style guitar for years. He states that he never realy got along with any gibson models. he put a carbon fiber pick guard, and a bearknuckle ragnorock set in the guitar. the pickguard helps reduce some of the weight
In this studio footage, Misha was seen using a EBMM JP7 7-string guitar. more
In this studio footage, Misha was seen using a EBMM JP7 7-string guitar.
Misha posted this video on his youtube page and said the following in the des... more
Misha posted this video on his youtube page and said the following in the description, "People have been asking me for videos of my Strandberg and Zilla 2x12 Cab as well as for a MAKE TOTAL DESTROY playalong, so I figured I might as well kill all those birds with one stone!". You can clearly see the EVH in the background.
In this playthrough video of "Make Total Destroy", Misha shows his Strandberg... more
In this playthrough video of "Make Total Destroy", Misha shows his Strandberg #23, his Zilla 2x12 cab and the EVH 5150 III head.
Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a stu... more
Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a sturdy solution in the new Peavey® invective™.120 Head and invective™.212 Cabinet. With design input from Periphery's Misha Mansoor, this dynamic duo is perfectly suited for each other, helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody and clean to the most extreme of high gain tones.
A tube amp only sounds as good as what's inside, and Peavey's invective.120 delivers quality with four matched JJ6L6GC output tubes with top-loaded bias test points and adjustment. On the rear panel, players will find paralleled speaker outputs with impedance selector, an MSDI-XLR direct output with Level/Tone/Ground Lift, MIDI out/thru, and MIDI footswitch input. The included footswitch has nine presets to further help the player achieve their desired tone. Two remote switchable effects loops, half-power switch, and two 9VDC/ 500mA auxiliary power jacks for effects pedals complete the rear panel.
The Peavey invective.212 Cabinet is perfectly suited for use with the invecti... more
The Peavey invective.212 Cabinet is perfectly suited for use with the invective.120 Head. The solid pine construction provides the most responsive dynamics imaginable and complements the metal-standard Celestion Vintage 30 (8 ohms) speaker paired with the Creamback G12H-75 (8 ohms) speaker.
0:53 in this video by periphery you can see the brown eye in misha mansoors a... more
0:53 in this video by periphery you can see the brown eye in misha mansoors apartment.
At 0:13 in this video, Misha's studio rack is shown to consist of a Fractal A... more
At 0:13 in this video, Misha's studio rack is shown to consist of a Fractal Axe-FX III unit.
IN this rig rundown misha shows off his signature peavey invective amp. He us... more
IN this rig rundown misha shows off his signature peavey invective amp. He uses this mainly to power his axe fx. the axe fx and invective head go into matching invective cabs
In this live performance, Jake Bowen, Misha Mansoor and Mark Holcomb all use ... more
In this live performance, Jake Bowen, Misha Mansoor and Mark Holcomb all use Peavey 6505+ amps as power amps for their Axe-Fx II's.