Xander's Gear and Endorsements
"I use McNaught guitars including a rare Tempest and also the Xander Demos signature series guitars both 6-string and 7-string models. I
also uses Suhr custom guitars, specifically the 24-fret Modern and I have a great Suhr Tele as well. I have a couple of custom Conklins on the
way in 2012 and I also have a few random guitars like a Carvin that has the guts of a Roland VG guitar installed in there and I have a one-of-a-kind
Dean Rusty Cooley USA model that I recorded all of the 7-string parts on Guitarcadia. Most of my guitars are equipped with EMG SPC controls
in place of tone controls where applicable and primarily all guitars are made of Basswood with Quilted Maple tops highlighting the gorgeous
figuring of the wood. I usually use Jim Dunlop .009 gauge strings and on occasion I will use Elixir coated strings.
My signature guitars include the Tremol-No and Floyd-Upgrades tremolo systems. When using a piezo (or synth) preamp, I use GraphTech Guitar Labs
systems such as the LB-63 Floyd Rose licesnsed tremolo."
"I use Custom Audio Amplification heads (by Suhr) as well as Hughes and Kettner amps and the ISP Theta Vector guitar system. For small club gigs
I will use the Fractal Audio Axe-FX along with a Mesa Boogie SimulClass 2:90 amp into a Hughes and Kettner stereo 4 X 12 cab. When I am using the
Suhr amp rig, I usually run my OD100SE+ head with the Axe-FX in the effects loop and use the RJM Music RG-16 to control a series of stompboxes. I
like to use both the Suhr cab and the H & K cab together on some gigs. Most of my cabs are loaded with Celestion V30 speakers."
"EMG 707 7-string and 808 8-string pickups, Suhr Doug Aldrich signature pickups and various Duncan and Dimarzio pickups based on my needs."
"I use a Suhr Riot pedal, a Suhr Shiba Drive, Suhr Koko Boost, Keeley phaser, Keeley compressor and the ISP Technologies Decimator G-String. For
wah effects I only use the Jim Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah - there's nothing better!"
"I use Avid ProTools 9.x on an Apple iMac and I have various preamps and mics such as the PreSonus Eureka and the Focusrite Octopre MKII. I prefer
the Sennheiser e906 for guitar recording and live use."
"I use V-Picks exclusively as well as Scott Dixon triple trolley road cases. "
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