The gear that I love and use.

The instruments that I own all feel
like the most comfortable pair of shoes.
I use the gear on this page every day.

These gadgets all supply me
with endless inspiration.  
That's why, as the years go by I treasure
my relationships with the builders of this gear.

Below is the gear that I create and perform with constantly. 

Please click the company logos for more info.

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Click the image to watch Saul Z and Mario guitars on Fox news

Click the image to watch Saul Z and Mario guitars on Fox news

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The finest hand crafted instruments I've ever played. Play one and you'll know. I own 2 custom Serpentine guitars, a Tele, a Strat, and a T Master.  Most of my guitars are made with Paulownia wood which is very light and extremely resonant. 
Some other features are the soft V rosewood necks, 13 pin connectivity, Lindy Fralin pickups, TV Jones pickups, Sustainiac pickups, Wilkinson tremolos, Sperzel pickups etc... 

I use so much Roland gear. Possibly the biggest innovators ever in music technology?

I use so much Roland gear. Possibly the biggest innovators ever in music technology?

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There's not enough room to post all of the Roland gear that you'll hear in the music that I produce. On top of the list is The Roland HandSonic, The TD20K V Drums, The FC300 Controller, The RC 300 Looper, The VG 99 Guitar Module, and the Gaia synth. But really this only scratched the surface. My relationship with Roland is now in it's 3rd decade and I'm grateful for the connection I have with these products.
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There's several models of these reissued Supro Amps.
I know how long and hard these guys worked to nail the vibe of the old classic vintage Supro amps. They've succeeded. 
Each amp has a unique vintage character yet they're all different. My favorite stand alone Supro combo is the DualTone.  
However I use the Coronado and the Thunderbolt in stereo. Tone forever!

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D'addario and Planet Waves have been supporting my music for over a decade now. I'm still overwhelmed with gratitude.
The new NYXL strings have truly revolutionized electric guitar strings with how they STAY in tune and last much longer than any guitar string ever made prior.
There's a D'addario set of strings available for every stringed instrument that I play no matter how odd or rare that instrument may be. 
Planet Waves cable kits allow me to constantly make the cables needed for all of the different rigs that I use as a multi instrumentalist.
The Planet Waves modular snake systems have come in so handy at studio Z. I also use the Planet Waves tuners and picks. 

Graphtech is a very innovative company that has always offered products that improve tone and playability.
On almost every guitar I play I use the Graphtech TUSQ guitar nuts. Many of the more odd or synth like tones on my albums begin with the Graphtech Ghost system for my saddles, which is how I connect to 13 pin midi guitar.
Both keep the guitar in tune with my heavy trem usage. They offer many more innovative products, way worth checking out.
For more than a decade I've been using Pigtronix pedals. In a marketplace flooded with way too many pedals, Pigtronix has always managed to stand out of the crowd.
I LOVE the MotherShip pedal, the Echolution2 delay, The Infinity Looper, and ALL of their bass pedals.
Super innovative stuff from the same masterminds that reissued the Supro amps.
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These guys are making incredible sounding pro audio products. I've been using the Maui 28 systems, setting them up behind me, with no need for monitors. The sound is so even, so pleasing, no feedback, happy me!
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Paul Vo is an innovative inventor that for me, makes products that hugely contribute to creating new music.
My first run in with Mr. Vo was several years ago at summer NAMM when he introduced me to the Moog guitar.
This was an extremely new and innovative creation based on infinite sustain and Moog filters. I still use it frequently. 
Paul then created a way to transfer some of that mojo to an acoustic guitar with the Vo 96.
But his latest product, The Wond, is something that every guitar player should have in his/her arsenal.
Paul has managed to capture that magic in a small affordable device that anyone can play.
Start making odd sounds at the touch of a button.
I wish Paul Vo was my next door neighbor. I'd come over with donuts every morning and infinitely sustain my life away! 

Click the image below to watch my video about THE WOND.
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