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What guitars does Dave Grohl (Foo Fighers) use?


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Hey, I've been looking for this information online and the one site that would probably list it is offline. So far, I know that he uses the Trini Lopez (and of course his version of it), Gibby RD, the Firebird, and the Ampeg clear one. I'm mostly interested in Gibson guitars cuz I'm working on a project. Can anyone shed more light on the matter?

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Here's a studio picture anyways:

 

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Theres an SG (left handed?), Possibly an ES175, 3 Firebird Studios, a LP Custom and a Dale Earnhardt Jr Les Paul (the Bud one).

 

Edit: He used a black Explorer a lot when the for the self titled album

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Here's a studio picture anyways:


storage4.jpg

Theres an SG (left handed?), Possibly an ES175, 3 Firebird Studios, a LP Custom and a Dale Earnhardt Jr Le sPaul (the Bud one).


Edit: He used a black Explorer a lot when the for the self titled album

Thanks, that was exactly what I needed! His wikipedia entry actually has him with the Bud guitar. And is that second one from the front a Gibby or a Heritage or something?

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Thanks, that was exactly what I needed! His wikipedia entry actually has him with the Bud guitar. And is that second one from the front a Gibby or a Heritage or something?

 

I initially thought for some reason it was a semi but on closer inspection its another Gibson LP Custom. You can just about make out the split diamond on the headstock.

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Found a list on a fan site, its quite out of date but interesting none the less:

 

Dave Grohl (Guitar and Vocals)

 

* Guitars (There Is Nothing Left To Lose --- 1999/2000)

 

Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Gibson Explorer

Gibson RD Artist

Martin D28 Guitar

Silvertone Guitar

Washburn Dimebag Guitar

Washburn Acoustic Guitar

 

* Guitars (The Colour And The Shape --- 1997/1998)

 

Epiphone Riviera

Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Gibson Explorer

Gibson Paul Custom

Gibson SG Paul Custom

Gibson RD Artist

 

* Guitars (Foo Fighters --- 1996/1997)

 

Gibson Explorer

Gibson Les Paul Custom

Gibson RD Artist

 

* Guitar Divers

 

Fender American Standard Precision Bass

Gibson Flying V

Gibson Trini Lopez

Gretsch Duo Jet

Guild Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Ovation Electric Guitar

Takamine Acoustic Guitar

 

* Amp

 

Fender Twin

Heartbreaker

Mesa Boogie Maverick

Salvage

Vox AC30

 

* Effects Pedals

 

Boss Digital Delay

Dulap Univibe

Dunlop Heil Talkbox

Electro-Harmonix Memory Man and Q-Tron

Rat Distortion

Retrospeck Squeeze Box

 

* Pics

 

Jim Dunlop .71mm

 

There are some guitars I really didn't expect to see there, like the Dime guitars.

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Found a list on a fan site, its quite out of date but interesting none the less:


Dave Grohl (Guitar and Vocals)


* Guitars (There Is Nothing Left To Lose --- 1999/2000)


Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Gibson Explorer

Gibson RD Artist

Martin D28 Guitar

Silvertone Guitar

Washburn Dimebag Guitar

Washburn Acoustic Guitar


* Guitars (The Colour And The Shape --- 1997/1998)


Epiphone Riviera

Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Gibson Explorer

Gibson Paul Custom

Gibson SG Paul Custom

Gibson RD Artist


* Guitars (Foo Fighters --- 1996/1997)


Gibson Explorer

Gibson Les Paul Custom

Gibson RD Artist


* Guitar Divers


Fender American Standard Precision Bass

Gibson Flying V

Gibson Trini Lopez

Gretsch Duo Jet

Guild Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Ovation Electric Guitar

Takamine Acoustic Guitar


* Amp


Fender Twin

Heartbreaker

Mesa Boogie Maverick

Salvage

Vox AC30


* Effects Pedals


Boss Digital Delay

Dulap Univibe

Dunlop Heil Talkbox

Electro-Harmonix Memory Man and Q-Tron

Rat Distortion

Retrospeck Squeeze Box


* Pics


Jim Dunlop .71mm


There are some guitars I really didn't expect to see there, like the Dime guitars.

Yeah, I was surprised by the Dimes too.

 

Thanks a lot, Vairish. You've been a big help. :thu:

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According to Guitar Player's holiday issue, as of 2005, Dave used 4 black Firebird Studios as his road guitars.

 

His pedalboard features a Boss TU-2 tuner, DD-3 delay, MXR Phase 90, and a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power, plus a footswitch for his amps.

 

He uses 2 Mesa-Boogie Road King heads and 4x12 cabs, Shure UHF wireless systems and Furman power conditioners.

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