Rigged: Jeff Loomis
MetalSucks is sponsoring the upcoming U.S. tour featuring Protest the Hero, Periphery, Jeff Loomis, The Safety Fire and Today I Caught the Plague (dates here). We’ll be featuring a “Rigged” column from one member of each band in the coming weeks, taking you through their live gear setups piece by piece. First up, here’s ex-Nevermore shredder Jeff Loomis, who will be making his first ever North American solo appearances on this tour:
The rig setup I’m about to detail will be a little bit different than what I’m going to use on the Periphery tour because I wasn’t able to send all my gear to the east coast for rehearsals… quite expensive. But it’s pretty close.
For my guitars I’m using two Jeff Loomis Signature Schecter models. The guitar body itself is made from ash wood and has two EMG 707 pickups. Both guitars have Schaller Floyd Rose tremolos. The neck is maple with extra large Jim dunlop frets, making it very easy for bending notes and heavy vibrato.
I use the Line 6 G90 Relay wireless system. I put “L” jacks on (as shown in the picture) simply because it has a tighter feel and is closer to the guitar body.
I used to use the Savage 120 Engl head but recently switched over to Engl racks. I use the tube preamp 570 and the 100W Stereo power amp going into two Engl cabs housed with Celestion Vintage 30’s.
Lately I have been using The Morley George Lynch Dragon Wah:
Everything plugs into a Furman PL-8C power conditioner. I have been messing around with my Axe-FX Ultra as well so don’t be surprised if that is in my rack for the up and coming Periphery/Protest The Hero tour for effects and so forth.
I use Ernie Ball .09-.46 strings with a .66 on the bottom, and I use Jim Dunlop 2mm Sharpie picks:
I wish I could give you more detail… pretty simple!
– Jeff Loomis