Rig Rundown: Roger Waters’ The Wall Live

G.E. Smith shows his full setup from The Wall tour in this interview with PremierGuitar.com .



Guitars In the guitar boat is an all-original 1951 Fender P-bass used for more song-oriented parts, a Fender fretless bass with Seymour Duncan pickups for “Hey You,” a 1962 ES-335 that he’s used throughout his career and is stock other than a refret, a “parts” Tele (with a ’63 body and pickups, ’68 neck, and an Epiphone mini-humbucker set closer to the bridge for a nasty in-between sound used for slide), and a prototype and production models of his Fender G.E. Smith Signature Telecaster. Not pictured is a stock black Fender Precision Bass used for front-of-stage songs, where all of the instruments must be black.

Amps Smith uses a 50-watt Marshall head (the second is a backup), “set loud with no treble” through an old Mesa 4×12 with original speakers. The cabinet is configured with the top two speakers open-back and bottom two closed, which he likes because it sounds like two 2x12s.

Pedals Smith uses the Radial Tonebone JX-2 Pro as a clean boost, Boss CE-2 Chorus, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, Seymour Duncan Deja Vu delay, and Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Blue (set to Rhythm for lighter overdrive). He switches delays through the show depending upon the intensity needed. The Carbon Copy is used earlier on for its more organic, analog tone. He uses a Korg Pitchblack tuner for both guitar and bass, and like the other guitarists on the show, uses a Boss PSM-5 power supply and master switch to control the rackmounted TC Electronic delays for “Another Brick in the Wall.”

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