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7 Album Rigs You Can Score Cheaper

We’ve covered a ton of classic and contemporary rigs in our popular “Posh vs . Poor” series, where we take a guitar star’s gear and imagine far more budget-conscious ways for the average Joe or Jane to simulate thesignal path.
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WE’VE COVERED A TON OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY RIGS IN OUR POPULAR “POSH VS . POOR” series, where we take a guitar star’s gear and imagine far more budget-conscious ways for the average Joe or Jane to simulate the signal path. For this month’s outing, we’re offering cost-effective substitutions for the basic rigs used on some of 2012’s notable albums. In all cases, if the manufacturer of the star’s gear offers a budget alternative—even in a different division or brand—we went for that option. However, in situations where vintage, discontinued, or super-expensive gear is part of the star’s rig, we selected one of the least expensive alternatives by different manufacturers. All listed costs are street prices.

If you have a favorite artist whose rig you’d like us to “budget-ize,” just email his or her name to me at mmolenda@musicplayer.com. Until then, check out our cost re-imagined rigs for Dan Auerbach, George Benson, Ani DiFranco, Dave Mustaine, Joe Satriani, Chris Rubey, Jeremy DePoyster, and Andy Timmons. Have fun!

DAN AUERBACH BLACK KEYS, EL CAMINO

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DAN ’S RIG

1953 Gibson Les Paul

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• 1958 Fender Stratocaster

• Ampeg Gemini II

• Shin-ei Companion Octave Fuzz

• Marshall SupaFuzz

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Gold Top,$399

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• Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’50s Olympic White, $379

• Ampeg GVT15-112, $599

• Dunlop Slash Octave Fuzz, $129

• Boss FZ-5 Fuzz, $89

GEORGE BENSON GUITAR MAN

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GEORGE’S RIG

Ibanez LGB300

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• Yamaha classical

• Cordoba classical

• 1965 Fender Twin reissue

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Ibanez Artcore AFJ85, $549

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• Yamaha CG142S, $279

• Cordoba C5 Nylon String, $299

• Fender Mustang IV 2x12 combo, $499

ANI DIFRANCO WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

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ANI’S RIG

Alvarez Yairi WY1 Bob Weir Signature

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• Alvarez Yairi Custom Baritone

• 1957 Magnatone Twilighter 260 2x12*

• Rivera Sedona

*DiFranco uses this amp mostly for its actual, pitch-altering vibrato(remember, tremolo is an amplitude effect), so we chose a vibrato pedal for the cost-effective alternative.

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Alvarez RD16CE, $239

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• Alvarez Artist Series ABT60 Baritone, $359

• Electro-Harmonix Classics Wiggler Tube Vibrato/Tremolo, $194

• Fishman Loudbox Mini PRO-LBX-500, $329

DAVE MUSTAINE MEGADETH, TH1RT3EN

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DAVE’S RIG

Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Zero

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• Marshall JVM410H

• Fractal Audio Axe-Fx

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Dean Dave Mustaine Zero Angel of Deth II, $499

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• Marshall MG100HCFX, $359

• Boss GT-100, $549

JOE SATRIANI CHICKENFOOT III

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JOE’S RIG

Ibanez JS2400

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• 1955 Gibson Les Paul goldtop

• 1959 Gibson ES-335

• Marshall JVM410H JS prototype

• 1953 Fender Deluxe/1959 Fender Twin

• Voodoo Lab Proctavia

• Electro-Harmonix POG

• Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Ibanez GRX20, $179

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• Epiphone Limited Edition 1956 Les Paul goldtop, $499

• Epiphone Limited Edition ES-335 PRO, $449

• Marshall MG100HCFX, $359

• Fender Mustang IV 2x12 combo, $499

• Voodoo Lab Proctavia, $129

• Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG, $212

• Vox V845 Classic Wah, $69

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA DEAD THRONE

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CHRIS RUBEY’S RIG

Ibanez ARZ Custom

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• Peavey 6534+

• Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cab

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Ibanez ARZ400, $499

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• Peavey Vypyr 120H, $599

• Mesa/Boogie Express 19 1x12 cab, $359

JEREMY DEPOYSTER’S RIG

Fender Jazzmaster

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• Orange Rockerverb 100

• Orange PPC412 cab

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster HS, $499

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• Orange Micro Terror MT20, $149

• Orange PPC112 cab, $379

ANDY TIMMONS ANDY TIMMONS BAND PLAYS SGT. PEPPER

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ANDY’S RIG

Ibanez AT100 Andy Timmons Signature

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• Mesa/Boogie Lone Star and Stiletto

• Mesa/Boogie 2x12 Rectifier cabinets

• Xotic Effects BB preamp

• TC Electronic G-Force

• Chandler Stereo Digital Echo

• Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

• Tube Works Tube Driver

��� Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter

BUDGET ALTERNATIVES

Ibanez RG351DX, $349

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• Mesa/Boogie Transatlantic TA-15, $899

• Mesa/Boogie TransAtlantic TA 1x12 cab, $389

• Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive, $186

• TC Electronic Nova System, $499

• DigiTech DigiDelay, $99

• Hughes & Kettner Replex Tube-Driven Tape Delay Simulator, $559

• Behringer VT911 Vintage Tube Overdrive, $49

• Rocktron Reaction Compressor, $79

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