Billy Duffy – The Cult – 2012

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A detailed gear diagram of Billy Duffy's 2012 The Cult stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.

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Billy Duffy's guitar tech, Gavin Menzies (The Runaways, Billy Idol, Spinal Tap, Joe Perry, Heart, Prince, Toto, etc), was interviewed for this rig. Thanks Gavin!

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    1. gibson28 says:

      How does he hook up the matchless amps?

    2. GuitarGeek GuitarGeek says:

      Billy chains them together. Into Input 1 on first amp > Output from Input 2 to second amp.

    3. BrotherWolf says:

      Does he normally play with both DD-3s on at once? I notice their settings are quite different. I’d love to hear which settings refer to which songs. I would assume the one set with much more delay is used for the Love songs as opposed to the Electric or newer songs.

    4. GuitarGeek GuitarGeek says:

      One is for short surfy slap-back delays and the other is for longer delays.

    5. gibson28 says:

      Oh ok, Thanks

    6. Joseph Brunson says:

      This rig is so amazing! One of the best I’ve seen! But maybe that’s just because it’s so similar to mine.

    7. f47 says:

      Pick ups on his Gretsch aren’t stock, also he’s using his signature White Falcon now

    8. GuitarGeek GuitarGeek says:

      This info was straight from the tech for this particular time/tour.

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