Zacky on guitar

Zacky Vengeance is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocals for the band Avenged Sevenfold. Vengeance has played guitar since he was thirteen years old, and is self taught. He can play the guitar with both hands. Vengeance has been sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research since 2004, and has custom S-1 models out. He uses Seymour Duncan Pickups in all of his guitars. Vengeance released a clothing line called “Zacky V. Presents…”. The current design features the popular “Vengeance University” logo, which Zacky designed himself. The line currently features t-shirts and belt buckles, featuring his trademark “Est. 6661” tagline on it.

If you were wondering, Zacky does a lot more than design cool clothes. He provides some sweet shredding rythym guitar in Avenged Sevenfold. His rig is minimal but powerful.

Let’s look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance’s Guitar Rig.

– Schecter Zacky Vengeance Blade (new in 2009)
Schecter Zacky Vengeance Blade Electric Gutiar
– Schecter Zacky Vengeance Custom model guitar
Schecter Vengeance Custom Electric Guitar C-THRU CHY CHRM HRDWR
– Schecter S-1
Schecter S-1 Mahogany Guitar See-Through Cherry
– Schecter S-1 Elite
Schecter S-1 Elite Black Cherry
– Schecter Zacky Vengeance Mirror guitar
Schecter Zacky Vengeance Mirror Electric Guitar Mirror
– Schecter S-1 Bada Bling
Schecter S-1 Bada Bling Electric Guitar MIRROR CHRM HRDWR*
– Schecter Vengeance Standard
Schecter Vengeance Standard Electric Guitar PLATINUM CHRM HRDWR
– Schecter Custom “Gynecologist” White w/ Blood Splatter S-1 Elite[2]
– Schecter Custom “Gynecologist” Black w/ Blood Splatter S-1 Elite
– Zacky also uses a number of other custom S-1 models.
– Zacky has used Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbuckers, in addition to other Seymour Duncan pickups (Invader..)
Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup Black
– In 2009, Zacky has been seen playing Fender Telecasters on stage in addition to his other guitars. He has been seen with a white/creme colored telecaster that has two humbucker pickups and a maple neck, and also with what looks like a 52 reissue Fender Telecaster in Butterscotch blonde.
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

Amps and Cabinets
– Jet City JCA100H amplifier (2011) – the Jet City site says he uses no Overdrive pedals with this amp
Jet City Amplification JCA Series JCA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
– Marshall JVM205H – 50 watt model (2010)
Marshall JVM Series JVM205H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
In February 2009 Guitar World mag, Zacky and Syn said they got endorsed by Marshall and are now using the JCM800 heads
– Marshall JCM800 head
Marshall JCM800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head
– Marshall 1960B 4×12 cab
Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Straight
– Bogner Ubershall and Caveman Head and Bogner Uberkab 4×12 Cabinet
– Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Head and Mesa Triple Recto Cab

Effects and more
– Boss Reverb
Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Effects Pedal
– Visual Sound H2O Liquid Chorus and Echo
Visual Sound V2 Series V2H2O H2O Chorus and Echo Guitar Effects Pedal

– Line 6 Tonecore Constrictor
Line 6 ToneCore Constrictor Compressor Pedal
– Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
Line 6 DL-4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
– Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster
Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster Effects Pedal
– Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher
Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher
– Line 6 PODxt Pro
– Ebtech Hum Eliminator
Ebtech 2-Channel Hum Eliminator
– Whirlwind AB-8 Audio Switcher
– Shure U4 Wireless Systems
– MXR Zakk Wylde Black Label Chorus
MXR ZW38 Zakk Wylde Black Label Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

– ISP Decimator noise gate
ISP Technologies Decimator Noise Reduction Pedal
– MXR Custom Shop Compressor (clean channel)
MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
– Ibanez LoFi pedal
– Dunlop DC Brick
Dunlop DC-Brick Multi-Power Supply
– Ground Control (switching done back stage by tech)
Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

Strings and Picks
– Ernie Ball “skinny top, heavy bottom” strings gauged .010-.052.
Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Slinky Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
– Dunlop Tortex yellow plectrums 0.73mm (Avenged Sevenfold logo)
Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks .73MM 1 Dozen


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