Jim Adkins – Jimmy Eat World – 2012


A detailed gear diagram of Jim Adkins' 2012 Jimmy Eat World stage setup that traces the signal flow of the equipment in his guitar rig.

Artist/Tech Quote:

"I like working with current companies with great quality control, great customer service and who make stuff that is reliable for touring. I think my chain is relatively simple. One that gives me what I want. But, also one that has options to go crazy without having to trouble shoot a million patch cables live if something isn’t working." - Jim Adkins

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GuitarGeek Notes:

Jim was interviewed via email exchanges.

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    Adam Cooper's award winning GuitarGeek rig illustrations have appeared in GuitarPlayer, Total Guitar UK, Guitarist, Alternative Press, History of Marshall Amplifiers, Roland/Boss User Guides, Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini & Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger Instruction Manuals, Swervedriver's "Juggernaut Rides" CD as well as the longest running monthly column in Guitar World Magazine's history: Vulgar Display of Power. Before launching GuitarGeek.Com, Adam published the highly respected music zine, Whirlpool, which was distributed worldwide via major record store chains. As a guitarist and songwriter, he formed the band Alison's Halo which released two critically acclaimed records and secured coveted slots with bands like The Verve, Ultra Vivid Scene, Curve, Jimmy Eat World, Of Montreal, Butterfly Child, The Apples In Stereo, Gin Blossoms, The Boo Radleys, Stereophonics, Medicine, Lovesliescrushing, Bailter Space and many others.


    1. AcquiredTaste says:

      It’s kinda weird that there is no ProCo Rat in this rig. I know he’s been downplaying his use of it recently as nothing more than a boost. I wonder what in this rig serves that function, possibly the G-Force patched to a Midi Moose setting I guess.

    2. GuitarGeek GuitarGeek says:

      I’m guessing the G-Force or he just digs into the Vox a little harder.

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