Big news in TGR-world:  Trey will be making several major changes to the rig for the 12/28-12/31 New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden.  The headlines: Trey has switched amplifiers to a Komet Trainwreck 60, has replaced his TS-9’s with vintage TS-808’s, and has added a Klon Centaur to the rig in place of the H&K Tube Factor.  Check out the images below from the pre-show rig build-out.  tgr-komet-1

Amplification: Trainwreck Komet 60 (x2) — Rhythm amp has NOS Phillips 6L6 tubes; Lead amp has NOS Mullard EL34 tubes.  Bruno Speaker Cabinets (x2) loaded with Celestion G12-65 Heritage Speakers.  Victoria Reverberato.  Leslie G-37 guitar rotating speaker.

Guitars: Koa #1.

Floor Pedals: Beigel Tru-Tron; Boomerang, Whammy II, CAE RS-10 Audio Switcher (see here for signal chain), Crybaby Wah, Ernie Ball Volume, Lehle Little Dual Amp Switcher, Boss FS-5 switches.

Rack Pedals: 2 x TS-808; Way Huge Supa Puss; Shin-ei Uni-Vibe; Klon Centaur; Alesis Microverb.

Rack (from top):  Furman Power Conditioner, Korg DTR-2 Tuner, Ibanez DM-2000, TC Electronic D-Two, 3 x CAE 4×4.

Mics: Trey’s rig is mic’d by a Shure SM-57 and a Royer SF-12.

Below are some stage shots from MSG:


Nice look at the dual Komets and the rack and rack pedals below.  Note a few changes to the signal chain, based on the numbering on the pedals:

Languedoc Guitar –> Dunlop GCB-95 Wah –> Custom Audio Electronics 4X4 switchers (loops 1-8 below) –> Komet Trainwreck 60.

Loop #1: Digitech Whammy 2 / Beigel Tru-Tron 3X
Loop #2: Klon
Loop #3: Ibanez TS-808 “less” distortion
Loop #4: Ibanez TS-808 “more” distortion
Loop #5: Alesis Microverb
Loop #6: Shin Ei Univibe chorus
Loop #7: Boomerang Phrase Sampler ver 1. / Ibanez DM-2000 digital delay
Loop #8: Way Huge Supa Puss analog delay

Below is a close-up of the RS-10 that confirms the signal chain.  There are three rows of buttons, with the top row having four and the other two rows having three, as follows (MOD and HOLD are settings on the DM2000):



2 KLON — 3 LESS — 8 PUSS



Below is the floor array.  5 x Boss FS-5 switches: (1) “once” pedal for the Boomerang; (2) tap tempo for the Supa Puss; (3) mutes for the DM-2000 digital delay; (4) and (5) control the Leslie G37 (on/off & fast speed/slow).  The Beigel Tru-Tron, the Whammy II, CAE switcher, Crybaby Wah, and boomerang.  Plus a Fender-style reverb/tremolo pedal to control the Victoria Reverberato.

foot-pedals overview