Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear

28th Sep 2010 | 10:34

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
1. (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

Acoustic track: Gibson J-45.

Main rhythm: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom into a Fender Twin and Marshall JCM900 with Fryer Treble Boost.

Riffs: Gretsch White Falcon into Vox AC30 and Blackstar Artisan combos.

Solo: Burns Brian May guitar into two Vox AC30s with the tones down, with Fryer box in the chain and BOSS Hyper Fuzz (using the gain setting only).

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
2. Postcards From A Young Man

Main rhythm: Gretsch White Falcon into Marshall 900 and Orange.


Intro lead: Burns Brian May guitar into Amp Farm with MXR Full Bore metal pedal.


Solo: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom into Vox AC30 with BOSS Hyper Fuzz (gain setting).

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
3. Some Kind Of Nothingness

Verse guitar: Schecter [unspecified model] , through a BOSS Compressor into a Fender Twin.

Middle eight guitar: Gretsch White Falcon into Fender Twin.

End guitar: Gibson Les Paul (1990 three-pickup) into Marshall JCM900 and Reverb Rocket amps.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)

Acoustic track: Gibson J-45 and Fylde.

Verse arpeggios: Burns Brian May into Fender Deville.

Main rhythm: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom into Blackstar Artisan.

Solo: Fender Strat 12-string into Blackstar Artisan and [unspecified] Orange amps.

Extra guitar licks: '62 Strat into Fender Deville and Orange.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
5. Hazelton Avenue

Low lead: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom into Watkins Westminster and Blackstar Artisan.

High lead: 1980s Gibson Explorer into BOSS Hyper Fuzz into Marshall JCM900 and Watkins Westminster.

Main rhythm: White '79 (I think)) Fender Thinline Telecaster into [Line 6] Amp Farm and Jerry Jones electric sitar guitar into Vox AC30.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
6. Auto Intoxication

Verse: 1982 black Gibson Les Paul with Angus Young pickup into Marshall JMP Bass Master.

Chorus: Rhythm 1: 1990 white three pickup Les Paul into Marshall 900 combo and JMP.

Chorus: Rhythm 2: '62 Fender Strat into Diezel and Selmer amps with Ibanez Tube Screamer.

Re intro lead: Gibson Les Paul Special (TV white), Amp Farm and Reverb Rocket with Fryer 'V' booster.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
7. Golden Platitudes

Acoustic track: Gibson J45.

Electric: '65 Gibson ES-335 into AC30, JCM900 and Watkins Westminster.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
8. I Think I Found It

Main guitar: '65 Gibson ES-335 into Fender Twin.

Acoustic: Gibson J-45 and Pro Natura Mandola.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
9. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun

Verse: '62 Strat into Fender Twin and Watkins Westminster.

Chorus: Fender John 5 Tele into Fender Twin with Switchblade pedal and Burns Brian May into Blackstar Artisan with Swollen Pickle pedal.

Solo: White Gibson Les Paul into… can't remember, or won't tell!

End licks: Richey's Fender Thinline Tele into Fender Twin with Fryer 'V' Booster.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
10. All We Make Is Entertainment

Acoustic: Gibson J-45 and Fylde.

Main riff: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom into Marshall 900 and Burman combo.

Bridge: 1969 Gibson ES-330 into Reverb Rocket and Fender Twin.

Main rhythm guitar: John 5 Tele into Orange.

Solo 1: Brian May Burns into two Vox AC30s with Fryer box – tones down.

Solo 2: White 1990 Gibson Les Paul into Marshall 900 with BOSS Hyper Fuzz (gain setting).

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
11. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever

Main rhythm: 1960 Fender Jazzmaster into BOSS Compressor into Blackstar Artisan in forgotten tuning.

Lead guitar:
Richey's Thinline Tele into Fender Twin with Screaming Tree pedal with tone rolled off all the way on the guitar.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
12. Don't Be Evil

Verse: 1969 Gibson ES-330 into Mesa Lonestar.

Chorus: '79 (I think) white Fender Thinline Tele into Burman combo.

Solo: Gibson 330 into JMP Marshall with MXR Full Bore metal pedal.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
Pedal Power

A selection from James' effects armoury.

Manic Street Preachers: James Dean Bradfield's gear
Pedalboard

The pedals on this board have already seen gig action on tour. The welsh flag-emblazoned pedal is a secret weapon and his trademark BOSS Hyperfuzz also features.

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