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October 23, 2007

GEAR: Disciple guitarist Brad Noah

Here's a 2005 article on Brad's gear at 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.

13x19_disciple_b5_07feb18_img_6218_ A summary of Brad's gear is as follows:

  • 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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October 20, 2007

GEAR: Guitarist Nick Hipa of As I Lay Dying

In the November 2007 issue of Total Guitar Magazine (UK) has a brief interview with Nick Hipa up as I lay dying.  Only three questions are asked/printed.  Not really a lot of insight; however, the article gives a quick list of Nick's gear as follows:

  • Guitar: Ibanez Artist Custom
  • Amp: Krank Revolution 1 Head
  • Cabs: Mesa Boogie 4 x 12 rectifier   
  • Pedals: Maxon 808 overdrive pedal

For more As I Lay Dying, check out the post on reviews of their Fall tour with All That Remains, Haste the Day, and Eyes of the Dead under Concert - Reviews and a great concert video of Darkest Nights live under Videos - Live, cool music.

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October 08, 2007

GEAR: Bass player Brad Binion, John Reuben

Brad Binion and John Reuben face the crowd at Creation 2007

Bass player and road manager for John Reuben, Bradley Binion, lists  his gear as follows  on  his myspace:

  • Bass: Fender Basses [precision]
  • Amps: Gallien Kreuger
  • Strings: Ernie Ball

Trivia - Favorite Bass Line of Brad's:

  • Word of Mouth from Word of Mouth - some really great lines on both the verses and the chorus

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