6 Famous Guitar Rigs to Inspire Your Next Shopping Spree

by Frederik Nielsen, Oct 30, 2019 . 4 min read

6 Famous Guitar Rigs to Inspire Your Next Shopping Spree

Ever wondered what equipment some of the greatest guitarists of all time used?

Then look no further.

We have compiled a list of some of the best to have done it and their rigs.

Over the years these guys have used massive amounts of kit so here we have just named some of the more notable.

1. B.B. King

The king of the blues was one of the most influential guitarists of all time. A genuine soloist with a sophisticated style. You’ll be surprised how simple his rig is.

Guitars

Amplifiers

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan, another great blues guitarist. Following in the wake of B.B. King’s success Vaughan went on to be one of the most influential guitarists.

Guitars

Amplifiers

Pedals and Effects

3. Keith Richards

The legendary Keith Richards is an English Guitarist famous for co-founding the Rolling Stones. Keith has a huge collection of guitars. And we mean huge. There’s over 1000 in his collection.

Guitars

Amplifiers

Pedals and Effects

4. Jimmy Page

Page was integral to the famous sounds of Led Zeppelin. Page wrote, played and produced the songs. And boasts an even bigger collection than Richards, with over 1500 guitars.

Guitars

Amplifiers

Pedals and Effects

5. Eric Clapton

Clapton is a blues and rock guitarist that truly needs no introduction. Clapton personified the basics, just a man and his guitar.

Guitars

Amplifiers

Pedals and Effects

6. Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix is probably the most recognizable guitarist of all time. Even those living under a rock can tell you who he is. Hendrix’s wild playing on stage and effortless presentation made him one of the most entertaining guitarists of all time.

Guitars

Amplifiers

Pedals and Effects

What’s Your Rig?

Now that you’ve seen what the famous axemen use. It’s time to share your weapon of choice with us. Leave your rigs in the comments section below!

Further Reading – 20 Types of Guitars & The Legends That Played Them



Get our free Alternate Tunings Guide!
Submit

Check out some other similar articles

Take advantage of our biggest backer-exclusive discounts and get your hands on this next-generation automatic tuner. Back the Kickstarter campaign today and be the first to receive the Roadie 3.

Shopping for Christmas gifts for guitarists? You’ve come to the right place! Despite all the challenges 2020 has bestowed upon us, there is still reason to celebrate.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Dec 4, 2020 . 4 min read

To master rhythm guitar is to become a good guitarist. As a guitar player, you will be playing rhythm most of the time. Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t be soloing most of the time.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Nov 16, 2020 . 4 min read

So many ask if you can really learn guitar online? The short answer to that question is yes, you can. You can also play soccer wearing sandals, swim with your clothes on and tell your boss that you hate your job.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Nov 9, 2020 . 4 min read

The five best websites for guitar tabs are a great resource. They contain thousands of songs, killer riffs, burning solos, and more.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Nov 7, 2020 . 4 min read

Finger pain associated with playing guitar is a real problem. The same is true for joint pain, tissue pain, and muscle pain.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Oct 19, 2020 . 4 min read

There are so many famous pedalboard setups. Sometimes the same guitarist will have different setups for different situations. This is partly because of the seemingly endless amount of guitar pedals in the market. As a result, the possible combinations are endless.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Oct 12, 2020 . 4 min read

Cheap acoustic guitars are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they are inexpensive and you will save money.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Oct 5, 2020 . 4 min read

Do you know when you should upgrade your guitar? That is a very personal question that will therefore have quite different answers.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 25, 2020 . 4 min read

The best recording software today will work fine for experienced engineers and beginners alike. In other words, there is no such thing as the best recording software for beginners.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 14, 2020 . 4 min read
We'll be bringing you recommended tabs and plenty of interesting quotes from guitar legends along the way!