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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.

The effects rack is set up in two parts: front-end pedal effects and line-level loop effects. A bypass switch on the front of the rack can instantly jettison the pedal effects if necessary. The output of each line level effect runs in parallel through a Rane SM82S mixer, then sent to the Boogie power amp. A separate stereo output sends the signal to the Leslies, which are on at all times. The pedal effects include a Klon Centaur, Fulltone OCD, Electro-Harmonix POG, Foxx Tone Machine, Roland CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Origin Effects Cali 76, MXR Phase 90, MK 4.23 Boost, and last but not least two vintage Mu-Tron III Envelope Filters that were modded by audio genius and Zappa alumni Arthur Sloatman, who is also responsible for the popular Son of Kong pedals.

On the line level side of things, there is an Alesis Q20, which is an updated version of the Quadraverb. It’s called “Hank” on the pedal board, tipping the hat to Hank Marvin of the Shadows, one of Peter’s earliest influences. There are two TC Electronic M3000 Delay/Reverb processors, a TC Electronic TC 1210 Spatial Expander/Stereo Chorus, an Eventide Eclipse Harmonizer, and a new Korg SDD-3000 Digital Delay pedal. All MIDI signals are processed through a MIDI Solution T8 and an Axxess Electronics RX-1. Two Voodoo Lab GCX units handle the audio loop switching. The entire system relies on the Furman P-3600 AR G Global Voltage Regulator and Power Conditioner for clean, stable voltage.