• Mesa Boogie Mark III Long head
• Two felt-covered 2×12 cabs Bogner Shiva combo behind stage is plugged in and may be more than just backup
• Leslie G-37 rotating speaker
• 1996 Koa (chrome pickup covers removed). Note: Trey
told Jambase the following about his guitar for Summer 2015: “I replaced the pick ups on all my old guitars with double space single coil pickups that fit into the existing space where my old humbuckers used to be. And I was able to use that single coil sound throughout last summer.” This may explain why the chrome covers were removed. Most single-coils are lower output than PAF-style humbuckers, and the covers would only mute them further. Commenters have suggested these may be Seymour Duncan Stag Mags, which seems plausible.
• Ocedoc. This guitar was used in the latter half of Summer tour, including Magnaball.
• Digitech Whammy II
• Boss OC-2 Octave
• Beigel Soundlab Tru-Tron3x Envelope Filter
• Dunlop Wah
• CAE RS-10 Audio Switcher
• Boomerang Phrase Sampler
• 3x Boss FS-5U (“Once” sample for Heavy Things, Leslie On, Leslie Fast/Slow)
• Tube Screamers (note: no Analogman Sunface logo on these)
• Shin Ei Uni-vibe
• H&K Tube Factor
• Supa-Puss analog delay
• Alesis Microverb (reverse reverb)
Rack (from top):
Furman PL-PRO DMC E Power Conditioner
• Korg DTR-2 Tuner
• Ibanez DM-2000
• TC Electronic D-Two, 3 x CAE 4×4
Ocedoc at Magnaball (via Ithaca Journal write-up).
In this shot from the Oregon show (7-21-15) he Mesa Boogie is behind Trey to his right. The felt covered 2×12’s are stacked horizontally behind him. The rack sits above the Boogie, and above the rack sit the rack pedals. You can clearly see the green Tube Screamers from this angle.
This overhead shot from Nashville (8-4-15) gives us a good angle on the pedals sitting on the rack. The Univibe is slightly cut off at the top right. Below it you can see the series Tube Screamers and the H&K next to them. This also gives us a clear shot of the floor array. From Trey’s left, you can see the Tru-Tron (in white), then the Whammy II and Octave pedals , the CAE switcher, the Boomerang, and then the wah.
This angle gives us a clear look at the Leslie G-37 and the Bogner Shiva combo, which is plugged in but not mic’d.
A nice full rig shot from the Mann Center.
This shot from Grand Prairie (7-29-15) shows the top of the rack. You can see the Tube Screamers, which in this case do NOT have Analogman sunfaces. Behind them to their left, there’s a Way Huge Supa-Puss (it’s the blue pedal). You can also clearly see the chrome covers have been removed from the humbuckers on Trey’s ’96 Koa.
Here’s a look at the staggered pole humbuckers on Ocedoc. It’s unique for a humbucker to have the poles exposed through holes in the chrome cover.
As they walk onstage 8/22/15 for Magnaball, you can see the Bogner Shiva head is clearly plugged in and powered on, in addition to the Boogie Mark III.
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Re: “chrome pickup covers removed”
These are Seymour Duncan Stag Mags. They have a more Strat-like sound when coil-tapped, and they don’t come with covers at all.
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Hey great site. Quick question. If he changed to single coils what is the wiring then ?
The wiring diagram is public knowledge. I will not share it anymore as I cannot be held responsible for anyone’s tech having the inability to wire it correctly.
Hi Stuart — I’ve heard some conflicting accounts on this, and wiring diagrams are definitely not my speciality. Let me know if you find anything on this. Thanks!
He hasn’t switched to single coil pickups. For years his guitars have had a coil drop switch that shunts one coil, previously the slug coil, to ground leaving just the screw coil on. However, because his pickups have had an output of 7-8 ohms, the single coil left on had a lower output than a standard single coil.
With the StagMag pickups 16 ohm output, the non-shunted single coil, currently what is tradionally called the slug coil, has an output much closer to a standard single coil pickup.
If you aren’t familiar with wiring or soldering, you’re not gonna want to try it. Most guitar techs that I’ve spoken with about it just stare blankly at me like I’m speaking Swahili. And that’s before even mentioning the series parallel switch.
Duncan StagMags are correct., thanks to John Coleman. They were temporarily installed in both Koa #1 and 2. They have since been removed from Koa #1 but remain in Koa #2. They have an 18 ohm output which is twice what his standard humbuckers have. When one coil is shunted to ground, the other still has an 8ohm resistance making it more accurate sounding to a standard single coil. Both coils have staggered post heights like a standard single coil. Also, all his guitars with the coil drop function have been rewired so that the slug or “inside” coils are on instead of the screw or outer coils.
The reason the secondary amps are not mic’d is because they are run to his speaker cabinets via the external speaker Jack and switched with an a/b switch.
StagMags are 16 ohm. Sorry for the typo
Does this mean he is switching amps throughout the show? Or just that the Bogner is a backup ready for whenever? Thanks for all the insight!
In this case I believe it was backup, but we know there was amp-switching going on in more recent tours where the Lehle amp-switcher was in use to switch between the 6L6 and EL34 amplifiers.
He played Koa #1 at Lockn’, looks like he went back to 59s with no covers.
From pics of last night’s show at Dicks, the StagMags are still in Koa #1. Past reports have said that they were removed, but you can tell by the size of the polls and lack of screws. That’s why I always caution believing everything you read on the Internet. After all, I’m a French model 😃
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Fantastic resource here!
does anyone know what the setup was for magnaball weekend 2015? Surprised how little there on this?
Thanks! The problem re: Magnaball Drive-in set is that there are no cameramen on stage for that set, so I can’t use the HD video feed to do my analysis. Have you seen any good pics or video from up close? If so, please send them along and I’ll take a look. Otherwise I believe Trey’s rig was the same as his summer tour rig that year.
There was certainly something different going on. I will try to freeze the live feed shots and a few posts I dug up but mainly what I’ve come to understand from some of the posts is that sometimes the bogner is used only for the poweramp to a mesa for the pre in front driving effects. Makes great sense since the timedelay effects have superb bite to them during this weekend. As well, the mu tron really cuts through like it would if on an EL34 style amp…or at least the power section of one (ex. 46 days)
credit to that concept goes to this post here:
To answer your question i have been looking at the HD feeds and I will send. It appears that there is at least a bogner combo here, but another goldfaced top sitting on top of it. Pretty sure it’s the other bogner but it looks different?
Surprised there is no mention of the fact that Trey is on the Koa #3, aka the Ocedoc, for the majority of summer tour including Magna Ball, Dicks and the New Years run. He changes to Koa #3 on 7.31.15.