Brian May Stage Rig wth tech Pete Malandrone

(Video below - www.guitarheroesgear.com)

If you've ever wondered what gear Brian May uses, heres the answer. Brian May's gear is not just his homemade guitar now named the Red Special, a coin as a pick and a Vox amp. Theres alot more.


Pete Malandrone is Brian May's tech, he goes through his live rig in 2008. This is clip is taken from Guitarist magazine from the UK.

Guitars
Brian May is famous for his unique guitar which he made by himself as a kid, and that guitar has made many envious about its unique tone. Brian may would be mad to gig with just one guitar, so he has a few spares of his Red Special, made by Greg Fryer, these include standard tuning spare, drop D tunings, and E flat tunings. Greg Fryer makes the closest reproductions of Brian's orginal guitar and earnt so much respect in it even Brian May uses them as backup.

From the guitar the lead goes straight into a treble booster with the shortest connection, attached to his guitar strap.

Brian May's effects are all racks, no pedals, he uses the highest quality effects, and his tech has an easy job, no need to daisy chain effects.

1 comment:

  1. It's pleasing to know that Brian May credits Rory Gallagher with giving him his sound, after seeing Rory in the Marquee in London Brian waited to ask Rory how he got his sound and Rory explained he used a Vox AC30 and a treble booster, Brian's still using that set up today.
    So these couple of kids come up, who's me and my mate, and say 'How do you get your sound Mr. Gallagher?' and he sits and tells us. So I owe Rory Gallagher my sound.
    Brian May (Queen Band), UK Guitarist 265: The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2

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