Here's a 2005 article on Brad's gear at ChristianMusician.com. Though from 2005, it's still pretty accurate from what I've seen photogging the guys live this and last year. One new addition is a Les Paul Zakk Wylde Signature Edition.
- Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Standards and Customs and a Zakk Wylde Model plus other custom guitars
- Pick-ups: EMG pickups, an EMG 81 in the bridge position and an EMG 85 in the neck position
- Amps: Splawn Amps - the article doesn't say but I believe they are Quick Rod models.
- Cabs: Splawn 4x12 cabs with 30 watt vintage celestions
- Effects: MXR ZW44 Zake Wylde overdrive pedal and a Cry Baby Wah Wah
- Misc: GHS strings
My Trivia - Guitarist John Sykes [Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake] is one of the unsung guitarists of all time, a Les Paul player also, Mr. Sykes was the master of pick squeals well before Zakk Wylde became known for them and frankly, I find Mr. Sykes solos a lot more tasteful. You've heard him but may not realize it on Whitesnake guitar slinging uber anthems like Still of the Night and Crying in the Rain.
I once wondered who among Christian bands could handle his licks and Brad Noah was the first one to come to mind.
I also consider Brad's riff in the chorus of Disciple's "The Wait is Over" one of the greatest all time Christian guitar riffs of all time. I don't think it's that complex but is one of the grooviest riffs ever, serious mojo.
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