JAMES HETFIELD EQUIPMENT

Als Mitbegründer, Frontmann, Gitarrist, Sänger und Songwriter von Metallica, ist James Hetfield eine der einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Heavy Metal... hier findet Ihr das von James verwendete Equipment wie Gitarren, Amps, etc.

James Hetfields White Flying V Copy

KILL EM ALL / RIDE THE LIGHTNING

Studio
White Flying V Copy
White Gibson Explorer

Anmerkungen/Zitate
"I started using EMGs on the 'Ride the Lightning' Tour. They attracted me because of their tight low end." Guitar World, October 1991


MASTER OF PUPPETS

Studio
White Flying V Copy
White Gibson Explorer

Live
Jackson King V
White Gibson Explorer
White Flying V Copy


...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

Studio
White Gibson Explorer
White ESP Explorer #1 Middle Finger Inlays
White ESP Explorer #2 Dot inlays, Main studio recording guitar
Black ESP Explorer Dot inlays


METALLICA

Studio
White ESP Explorer Dot inlays
White ESP Explorer Middle Finger Inlays
White Gibson Explorer
Satin Black ESP Explorer
Black ESP Explorer Snake Inlays
Black ESP Explorer Dot inlays, "ESP Custom" logo
Black ESP Explorer Dot inlays
Black ESP Explorer Deer Skull inlays
Black ESP Explorer NRA logo inlays
Black ESP Explorer Man to Wolf inlays
Black ESP Explorer Single Coils
Black ESP Doubleneck Explorer
Black Gibson Explorer Dot inlays
Olympic White Danelectro 12 string
Blue Jerry Jones Dano Longhorn Baritone (Sad But True main riff)
Red Vincent Bell Coral Sitar
James Hetfields White Flying V Copy Blonde/Butterscotch Fender Telecaster
Natural "Hetfield" Stratocaster style
Black Gibson Moderne
Gretsch White Falcon (Belongs to Bob Rock)
Red Gibson SG Double neck
Guild 12 string
Tom Anderson electric
Aria nylon string acoustic (Gift from Cliff Burton)
Fender Shenandoah steel string-Used for its "shimmery, high end qualities."

Anmerkungen/Zitate
- "I used a Gretsch White Falcon for that descending effect at the end of the chorus on 'Nothing Else Matters.' I tried it in several other places, but it was a little too twangy for my taste."

-"I also used an old Telecaster for that distant, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly opening melody in 'The Unforgiven.' "

-"Most of that song ['Nothing Else Matters'] was played on a Tom Anderson electric guitar. We recorded it using two extremely clean signals: one through an amp and the other directly into the board. We really worked hard on that sound, and are real proud of the results. We also used a jumbo Guild acoustic 12 string on the choruses. To get a fuller sound, we tuned the 12-string's high E-string down to a D." Guitar World, October 1991

-"On 'Wherever I May Roam,' I use open position chords and Coral Electric Sitar-my God, what's going on?! Actually, I'd always wanted to use weirdo instruments, though the other guys didn't give a shit. We weren't going to write a specific song around a banjo, but I love learning how to use different things. Bob, our producer, has eased me into that-he's a guitarist himself, and he collects a lot of old '60s and '70s stuff. I used a Jones Danolectro 6 String Bass copy for the main riff on 'Sad But True.' It sounded great, more chunkin' than my regular guitar tuned down to D, and it's really fun to play. I knew it needed a push in terms of heaviness-it was already an ugly riff, but it needed to get a little uglier. I did some sort of microtonal slide work on the chorus of that song, just eerie sliding around sounds. Kirk hated it-he said it sounds out of tune.

-"My main guitar is still the ESP Explorer with EMG pickups I've been using since RIDE THE LIGHTNING. The acoustic on 'The Unforgiven' is an old classical guitar someone gave me years ago. That song also has some Tele for the background twangy parts, and at the tail there's some Fender Shenandoag 12 string. I used a Gretsch White Falcon for 'Nothing Else Matters.' I love the way the Bigsby tremolo drops. We recorded a descending part with just the reverb sound, no attack-it sounds like an airplane landing." Guitar Player, September 1991


LOAD

Studio
White ESP Explorer #2 Dot inlays
Gibson Les Paul
'52 Fender Telecaster (Reissue)
Equipped with a B-Bender
Gretsch White Falcon
'63 Gibson SG
Black Dommenget Les Paul

Anmerkungen/Zitate
- "Getting my rhythm guitar sound is always the most nerve wracking part of the recording process for me. Once that's done, it's pretty much clear sailing as far as I'm concerned."

- To deliver the lion's share of Load's ear punishing crunch, Hetfield called upon his trusty white ESP Explorer, loaded with EMG 81 pickups. "It's pretty much the first one they made for me [actually the second, the first had raised middle finger inlays], and it's just the shit. For some reason, it just sound better than the others. That guitar doesn't travel-I save it for studio work."

- Also on hand were a veritable battery of amps, all of which were put to good use. "At one point I had 14 amps going at once...for a clean sound. I wanted to get a variety of clean sounds on this album instead of relying exclusively on the Roland JC-120, which has traditionally been the source of Metallica's clean sound. It was tough going though, because the Roland sounds so good that you want to keep going back to it. But we found some other cool aamps, particularly this little Matchless Spitfire that really kicks ass and an old tweed Fender Twin that's so sharp it'll take your nuts off!" Guitar World, July 1996

James Hetfield Live
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
Black ESP Flying V with Red Flames
Black ESP Explorer Deer/Jagermeister inlays, Now covered with Black Diamond Plate
Black ESP Explorer Snake Inlay
Black ESP Explorer Dot inlays
Black ESP Explorer Elk
Black ESP Flying V with Green Flames

Anmerkungen/Zitate
- Dino Muradian on James' Wood Burnt Elk Skull Explorer: "Another very fulfilling meeting," Dino recounted, "was the occasion when I met Metallica's James Hetfield (the one I worked that custom ESP-Explorer with a stag scull on it for), and with Kirk Hemet, also in Seattle, also in 1995. These two guys, really heavy metal animals on stage, real gods for so/too many younsters, made me feel like ... Michelangelo, backstage, just before their concert in The Sonics Arena. Clean, very nicely mannered, even shy, they both impressed me a lot then, so now I'm kind of a fan of theirs."


RELOAD

Studio
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
White ESP Explorer #2
Gibson Les Paul

Live
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
Black ESP Flying V with Red Flames
Black ESP Explorer Deer/Jagermeister inlays, Now covered with Black Diamond Plate
Black ESP Explorer Snake Inlay
Black ESP Explorer Dot inlays
Black ESP Explorer Elk
Black ESP Flying V with Green Flames
Black ESP Eclipse
Martin D-28 Acoustic
National Resolectric
National Style O Resonator
ESP Eclipse 1
ESP Eclipse 2


GARAGE INC./S&M/I DISAPPEAR

James Hetfields Ken Lawrence Explorer #1 Studio Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
'63 Gibson SG

Live
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
ESP Elk Explorer
ESP NEW style explorer EX
ESP Explorers
ESP Eclipse
ESP Flying V


ST. ANGER

Studio
Black ESP LTD Grynch Baritone Prototype
Black ESP LTD Viper Baritone
Black Cherry ESP LTD H-207
Black 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom
White ESP Explorer #2
ESP Eclipse Kustom Kulture
Diamond Plated ESP Explorer Bright chrome
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
Black Gibson Explorer "Rusty"
ESP LTD F300FM
Tom Anderson Strat Style
Black ESP H207 7string
ESP LTD Viper 301
Upright Bass

Live
Black Gibson Explorer "Rusty"
Black 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom
ESP LTD F300FM
ESP Explorer Snow-White (NEW)
Ken Lawrence Explorer #1
Ken Lawrence Explorer (#2)
ESP Elk Explorer
ESP LTD F300 Black
Gibson Les Paul Black
Gibson Les Paul Black #2 (Gold, "stock")
Gibson Les Paul Purple-ish satin
ESP Custom Eclipse
Gibson Explorer Black Stripe
ESP Custom F 7-String Flame Inlays
ESP Custom F 7-String Cross Inlays
ESP grey Eclipse
Gibson Les Paul Purple "stripes"
ESP Eclipse Black
LTD EC-400AT Gold
ESP Grey Eclipse "TRUCKSTER" Prototype
ESP F "PAPA HET" Inlay
Gibson Les Paul-"Old School"


AKTUELLE GITARREN

James ESP "Truckster" gray
ESP "Truckster" black
ESP "Iron Cross"
ESP Explorer black w/ white PG vintage Nash
ESP Explorer silver diamond plate
ESP Explorer black diamond plate
ESP Flying V white
ESP Explorer "Tattoo" white
ESP Explorer black diamond plate w/ "antlers inlay"
ESP LTD "Grynch" green flame
Trussart LP "Rusty Holey"
Trussart metal Explorer
Trussart Steel DeVille metal
Ken Lawrence Explorer "flame sun inlay"
Ken Lawrence Explorer "aztec tribal inlay"
Gibson Explorer silverburst w/white pick guard
Gibson Flying V sunburst
Gibson Les Paul flat purple
Gibson Explorer "Rusty" black w/ tarnish metal PG
Gibson Flying V silverburst
Gibson Flying V white chrome pickups
Gibson Les Paul "Cliff Burton RIP"
Line 6 Variax acoustic 700
Dave of England custom aluminum engraved JH tattoo
Fender Telecaster B-Bender Butterscotch


AMPLIFIER

Mesa Boogie Strategy 400 Power Amps
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
Mesa Boogie Triaxis Preamp (Stock)
Mesa Boogie Triaxis Preamp (Modified)
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
Mesa Boogie Custom Graphic E.Q. Unit
Mesa Boogie Amp Switcher
Mesa Boogie 4x12 Speaker Cabinets
Roland JC 120 Celestion Vintage 30w Speakers
Celestion Vintage 30w Speakers


EFFEKTE

Bradshaw RSB-12 Switching System and Pedal Board
Bradshaw Patch Bay Custom
Boss SE-50 Stereo FX Processor
Juice Goose Rack Power 300
Aphex Parametric E.Q.
Morley Rack Mount Unit Custom
Peterson 520 Strobe Tuner


ANDERES EQUIPMENT

Sony 820 Wireless Receivers and Transmitters
Nady 950 UHF Receivers and Transmitters
Pro Co Sound Cables
Ascot Road Cases
Ultra Case Guitar Stand
Earth III Guitar Straps
EMG Pick Ups (81 Bridge, 60 Neck)
Bradshaw RSB-12 Switching System and Pedal Board
Bradshaw Patch Bay Custom
Boss SE-50 Stereo FX Processor
Juice Goose Rack Power 300
Aphex Parametric E.Q.
Morley Rack Mount Unit Custom
Sony 820 Wireless Receivers and Transmitters
Nady 950 UHF Receivers and Transmitters
Ernie Ball Strings (.010-.046)
Gibson Strings
Dunlop Green Tortex .88 mm Guitar Picks
Pro Co Sound Cables
Ascot Road Cases
Ultra Case Guitar Stand
Peterson 520 Strobe Tuner
Earth III Guitar Straps
Smokes (A. Fuente)
Levy M8P3GP Straps
Peterson Strobe 420 Tuner
Dunlop .88 (Green) Picks
Custom Yellow/Black Picks from pick factory, not sure on the gauge
Ernie Ball10-46 strings
Ernie Ball12-56 strings (Tuned down)
Audio Technica microphones: AT4050 for guitars (old setup), AT4054 for vocals
Audio-Technica 2500 Artist Elite for guitars (actually a drum mic)


STRINGS

D'Addario XL ( .010 - .052 )
Ernie Ball Strings ( .010 - .046 )
Gibson Strings


SNOW BOARDS

Burton Custom 59
Superfly II 68


GITARREN TECHNIKER

Andy Battye

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