PG’s Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Chicago Theatre, in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with guitarist Joe Satriani before his ‘Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards’ Winter 2010 tour. In this Rig Rundown segment, Satriani walks us through all the gear and equipment he’s using during the tour. Also, he talks about how this rig differs from the one he uses with supergroup Chickenfoot.
For his effects, Satriani uses a Vox Satriani Big Bad Wah Wah, Vox Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive, Vox Satriani Satchurator Distortion, two Vox Satriani Time Machine Delays, a Voodoo Lab Proctavia, a DigiTech Whammy, and a custom true bypass switch built by amp guru Ben Fargen (Fargen Amplification and Sonic Edge Effects).
For his amps, Satch is using three Marshall JVM410 heads that have been converted into working prototypes for a future signature Marshall head that should be released sometime in 2011. The heads are based on a JVM410 format, but each one has been tweaked and altered throughout his current tour.
And for his guitars, Satriani has been using two different Ibanez signature models–the JS1000 and the new JS2400. All of his Ibanez guitars are loaded with DiMarzio pickups.