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Old 16-10-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
james90
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Join Date: 11 March 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 27
Muse gear

How can i find out about muse gear?

http://www.musewiki.org/gear is a great resource for information and probably has more than has been posted here

What guitars does Matt play?

Matt famously uses a number of custom guitars made by Hugh Manson and Tim Stark. This is the 2013 list of them. (2016 update: most of the guitars below are no longer in use)

Silver/Delorean - Retired


  • Body: Poplar (aluminum clad)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot P90
  • Bridge Pickup: Kent Armstrong Motherbucker
  • Effects/special circuits: Fuzz factory, Phase 90
  • Graptech Ghost Acoustic saddles
  • Roland GK3 Midi pick up
  • Toggle Kill switch

7 String E guitar (live backup)


  • Body: Unknown (chambered)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Custom 7-string Kent Armstrong

Blackie/Black Ed/007 - retired (still used in studio)


  • Body: Mahogany (matt black finish)
  • Neck: Maple (matt black finish)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot P90
  • Bridge pickup: Custom BKP Mississippi Queen (previously had a Kent Armstrong Motherbucker)
  • Fernandes Sustainer
  • Effects/special circuits: Fuzz factory, Wah Probe
  • Midi strip (taken from a keyboard)
  • Toggle Kill switch
  • Blue LEDs on side of neck

Laser - Retired


  • Body: Poplar (cracked mirror finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Rio Grande Bastard
  • Bridge Pickup: Bare Knuckle Nailbomb (used to be Rio Grande Crunchbox)
  • Effects/Special circuits : Fuzz factory, Phase 90
  • Lasers
  • Toggle Kill switch

Bomber - Retired


  • Body: ??? (chrome finish with blue/purple paint)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Rio Grande Jazzbar
  • Bridge Pickup: BKP Nailbomb (used to be Rio Grande Crunchbox)
  • Ibanez Lo pro floyd
  • Special circuit : Midi strip
  • Toggle Kill switch

Mirror/Earls Court - retired


  • Body: Ash with mirror covering (original body was mahogany)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen P90 (previously rio grande covered bastard)
  • Bridge Pickup: Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen P90 (previously rio grande crunchbox)
  • Special circuit: Fuzz factory, Phase 90
  • Toggle kill switch

Chrome Bomber


  • Body: ??? (chrome finish)
  • Neck: birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • ibanez lo pro floyd
  • Neck pickup: BKP P90
  • Bridge pickup: BKP Nailbomb
  • Special circuit: Zvex fuzz factory

Kaoss/Invincible/M1D1 black - retired


  • Body: ??? (matt black finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck pickup: Fernandes Sustainer
  • Bridge Pickup(s): Pair of Bare Knuckle P90s
  • Special circuits: X&Y pad

M1D1 - Retired/Deceased


  • Body: Mahogany (cracked mirror top)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck pickup: Fernandes Humbucker Sustainer
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Nailbomb
  • Special circuits: X&Y pad
  • Toggle Kill switch

Ali Top - retired


  • Body: ??? (aluminum top with painted back)
  • Neck: birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle custom Mississippi Queen P90
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle custom Mississippi Queen P90
  • Ibanez Lo Pro Floyd

Glitterati/Santa/Red Glitter - Retired/deceased


  • Body: Ash (red glitter finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Neck Pickup: Fernandes Single Coil Sustainer
  • Bridge Pickup: Manson Custom Wound Bare Knuckle Nailbomb
  • Special circuits: X&Y pad


Seattle/Auto/Black MIDI - retired


  • Body: ??? (Matt black finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (or ebony?)
  • Neck Pickup: Fernandes Single Coil Sustainer
  • Bridge Pickup: Bare Knuckle Nailbomb
  • Special circuits/mods: X&Y pad
  • Also features an automatic tuning system.

Mirror X-Y - retired


  • Body: Ash (mirror finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Fernandes single coil sustainer
  • Bridge Pickup(s): Pair of Bare Knuckle P90s
  • Special circuits/mods: X&Y pad
  • Push button kill switch

Double Neck/Casinocaster - retired


  • Body: poplar (mirror top with painted back)
  • Necks: birds-eye maple
  • Fretboards: top neck is fretless ebony, bottom is standard fretted rosewood
  • Bridge pickups: Bare Knuckle custom P90s
  • Neck pickups: Fernandes sustainers

MB-1 Red Glitter


  • Body: Alder (red glitter finish)
  • Neck: Birds-eye maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck Pickup: Fernandes sustainer
  • Bridge pickup: Manson/Bare Knuckle MBK-2
  • Special circuits/mods: X&Y pad
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