Microphones

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DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone

DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone

According to [the DPA website](http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/News/Archive/... more

Sennheiser e 865 Condenser

Sennheiser e 865 Condenser

In the March 2012 issue of [Total Production International magazine](http://w... more

Needs Review DPA d:dicate 4011-TL

DPA d:dicate 4011-TL

Used for Sting's vocals for *Sting: A Winter's Night... Live From Durham Cath... more

Needs Review Sony C-800

Sony C-800

Mentioned by producer Hugh Padgham in this March 2004 *Sound on Sound* interv... more

Guitars

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Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

In [this live video from the 1981 Secret Policeman's Other Ball event](https:... more

Martin 5-18 Terz Guitar

Martin 5-18 Terz Guitar

Sting is seen with this guitar at 2:44. more

Completely Incorrect 1979 Ibanez Musician

1979 Ibanez Musician

The various Musician models were endorsed by several high-profile musicians, ... more

Needs Review Paul Reed Smith HollowBody II Acquableux Electric Guitar

Paul Reed Smith HollowBody II Acquableux Electric...

1987 - Sting dons a black Paul Reed Smith Guitar for the Umbria Jazz Festival... more

Amplifiers

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Needs Review Demeter VTMP 2b

Demeter VTMP 2b

Used for vocals on *Brand New Day*, *All This Time* and more. It is mentioned... more

Needs Review Ampeg SVT-CL Classic

Ampeg SVT-CL Classic

You can see an Ampeg SVT head and Ampeg cabs on Sting's side of the stage in ... more

Effects Pedals

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Moog Taurus I

Moog Taurus I

Sting use one or two Moog Taurus 1 bass pedal to expand the power-trio The Po... more

Needs Review Boss OC-2 Octave

Boss OC-2 Octave

He uses two Boss OC-2 octave pedals. more

Needs Review Roland VG-8 V-Guitar System

Roland VG-8 V-Guitar System

Used on *Brand New Day*, as stated on the official album page of Sting's offi... more

Boss CE-2 Chorus

Boss CE-2 Chorus

In this photo from 1982, Sting can be seen with a Boss Chorus CE-2 effects pe... more

Bass Guitars

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Fender Precision Bass

Fender Precision Bass

Sting can be seen here playing a Fender Precision Bass. The image comes from ... more

Fender Precision Bass Fretless

Fender Precision Bass Fretless

Sting can be seen playing a Fretless Fender Precision Bass at the 1:34 mark d... more

Hamer 8-String Fretless Bass

Hamer 8-String Fretless Bass

In De do do do De da da da music video we can see Sting playing his Hamer Bass more

Fender American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass

Fender American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass

Sting has been a long-time user of the 1962 Jazz bass /w stripped finish, his... more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Needs Improvement NED Synclavier II

NED Synclavier II

Sting used the Synclavier in pre-production as he started his solo career. more

Oberheim OB-Xa

Oberheim OB-Xa

Sting regularly performed "Invisible Sun" on an Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer li... more

Needs Review Yamaha DX7

Yamaha DX7

In this photo from a concert in Paris on 3 May 1986, Sting can be seen playin... more

Needs Review Sequential Circuits Prophet-10

Sequential Circuits Prophet-10

Sting is photographed (by Andy Summers and Lynn Goldsmith) playing a Prophet-... more

Instruments

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Studio Equipment

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Roland Chorus Echo SRE-555

Roland Chorus Echo SRE-555

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Roland SDE-3000 Delay

Roland SDE-3000 Delay

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Completely Incorrect Ibanez UE-400

Ibanez UE-400

In a 1980 poster of the UE-400, it's mentioned that Sting is using it. more

Needs Review UREI 1176

UREI 1176

Used on the vocals for “Every Breath You Take” and *Brand New Day*. The forme... more

Headphones

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Needs Review Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones

Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones

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Live Setup Accessories

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Crown PSA-2 Power Amplifier

Crown PSA-2 Power Amplifier

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Crown DC-300A

Crown DC-300A

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Crown D75 Power Amplifier

Crown D75 Power Amplifier

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Strings

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Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Guitar Strings (10-46)

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Guitar Strings (10-46)

In this article from [International Musician magazine (reproduced on Sting's ... more

Rotosound RS77LD Monel Flatwound Bass Strings (45-105)

Rotosound RS77LD Monel Flatwound Bass Strings (45...

[On the Rotosound website](http://www.rotosound.com/%EF%BB%BFjazz-bass-77/), ... more

DR Strings Nickel Lo-Rider

DR Strings Nickel Lo-Rider

The DR Strings website lists Sting as an endorsing artist, stating that he sp... more

Studio Monitors

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Sennheiser SR 2050 In-Ear Monitoring System

Sennheiser SR 2050 In-Ear Monitoring System

In the March 2012 issue of [Total Production International magazine](http://w... more

Needs Review Clair Brothers 12AM

Clair Brothers 12AM

You can see 2 12AMs stacked on top of the 2 ML18s between the 2 ampeg 810s. more

Needs Review Clair Brothers ML18

Clair Brothers ML18

Here you can see 2 ML18s sitting underneath the 2 12AMs in between the two am... more

Music Accessories

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Needs Review Levy's LM20 Leather Bag

Levy's LM20 Leather Bag

Levy's posted this picture of Sting with his Levy's Leather Bag on Facebook. more

Needs Review Fender Deluxe Leather Wide Strap

Fender Deluxe Leather Wide Strap

In this The Police reunion photo Sting can be seen with Fender Deluxe Leather... more

Upright-Basses

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Needs Review Van Zalinge Z Bass Electric Upright

Van Zalinge Z Bass Electric Upright

The Getty image shows Sting playing one of the 70 Van Zalinge Z basses. more

DJ Setup

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Sony CF-900S Rhythm Capsule

Sony CF-900S Rhythm Capsule

In this 1981 interview with Jools Holland on Montserrat, Sting does a demonst... more

Other Gear

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Needs Review Sting Black Stratocaster

Sting Black Stratocaster

Bought at Manny's in Manhattan NY, Sting used his black Strat in public for t... more

Gear Guides

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13 Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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The Top 11 Overdrive Pedals - 2021 Edition

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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13 Best Fuzz Pedals for Guitar

Giulio Chiarenza Mason Hoberg

Giulio Chiarenza & Mason Hoberg

Updated February 2021

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7 Best Guitar Tuners

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated November 2019