Guitars: Sunburst 1943 Martin D-28, Koa 1.
Amplifier: 1964 Blackface Fender Princeton Reverb.
Floor/effects: TS-9 (more), TS-808 (less), Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, CAE Boost/Line Driver, Walrus Audio Transit 3-loop bypass switcher. Note that the Uni-Vibe is in front of the Tube Screamers, whereas Trey usually runs the distortion first (Hendrix-style).
Mic: Shure SM-57.
Below you can see the floor array. There’s a true bypass pedal marked “Wet – Dry” next to the Univibe, but while it has power, there’s nothing else plugged in to it. The 3-button bypass switcher is marked with loops for MORE, LESS and UNIVIBE. You can see the numbered stickers on the Tube Screamers and Uni-Vibe that correspond with the loops in Trey’s CAE switcher for Phish tour, indicating that these are the same effects units from his Phish touring rig.
Below you can see Koa 1 and the ’64 Princeton.
Below you can see Trey’s G7th Performance capos, his Adamas Graphite Picks, and his nail clippers and file.
Here’s a look at some of the Brazilian Rosewood grain on the back of that Martin:
Here’s the Martin from the front:
First I’ve ever seen him run the vibe before the ODs…
Saw your post on Twitter about the Klon. Curious to know if he’s running the Univibe before all his ODs in the main rig now (Klon and 2x Tubescreamers).
Interesting that he’s got the CAE Buffer/Line Driver in the Loop with the Vibe and not always on at the front of the rig. I was reading a post with Brad Sarno about the GD50 shows, and he was saying that Trey was using Guitar > CAE Input Buffer > Amp pretty often for his clean tone (no overdrives on)…I confirmed with Bob Bradshaw that Trey is hitting the Input buffer on his CAE Switcher in the main rig first. So it seems for the past few years, the input buffer was an important factor in his rig.
Could you ask your source to give us insight into how they approach buffering in the rig as of today, and also any more info on the placement of the Vibe. Vibe before/after OD seems like a pretty big debate on gear message boards, with most people favorite before OD…wonder if Trey is reading “The Gear Page” lol.
Thanks for all your work!
I think the CAE is to help pump up the signal of the univibe a bit since it’s going into a clean amp and he may not always use a dirt pedal for this gig.
As far as his regular rig goes, he may use the Bradshaw switcher buffer now or the CAE at GD50 (to beef up the single coil sounds?) but really his signal has always been buffered since he ran the TS-9s in front of the amp, anyways.
Looks like with this rig he’s trying to bypass all the buffers for whatever reason and go “straight in.” As far as univibe placement goes it seems to me that he’s more going towards “the right way” of doing things since he’s been working with the Komet dudes.
Thank you! I’ll only note that the Less and More pedals seemed to be switched, i.e., the ts9 used to be less and ts808 more, but now it’s the opposite.
Would be really great to try and get some photos of the amp settings. There are tons of terrific photos, but it seems rare that we’re actually able to make out amp and pedal settings. If possible to get them that would be amazing.
Thanks for the nice work, really enjoy your site and the details and insights you provide.
You can see them in that view from top of amp.
What speaker is he using in the Princeton Reverb?
Just FYI since you’re so detailed, that looper is Walrus Audio’s Transit 3 looper. I’d assume he got the upgraded silent switches so you couldn’t hear the clicks when he steps on the pedals in a concert hall.
Anyone else notice that square cut out of the top of the tube screamers? I wonder if that’s for swapping different op-amps?
Great Eye! At first glance I thought it was stickers…
For an OpAmp swap maybe… Or a secret Trim-Pot
Love the Bradshaw boost. I set mine the same it’s not so much a boost as clarifying the notes. Wonderful relationship between hands and speakers
what type of headstock tuner is Trey using?
Looks Like a Snark
Also curious what the Princeton speaker is? Purple haze or v30?
Same for the comet?
Love this site!