GEAR

This is Jose's gear page

All guitars are fitted with Dunlop strap lock systems.

Jose prefers Seymour Duncan pickups.

Tuning: 

Electric guitars are normally in E-flat standard
E-flat, A-flat, D-flat, G-flat, B-flat, E-flat (low to high)

E standard (E-A-D-G-B-E) when using 10's on electric guitars.

Acoustic guitars are always in E standard.

Ukuleles are tuned in standard with low G.

 Strings:

Main Electric guitar strings: 

Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swing 11's or 12's

Other strings: 

D'addario Half Round 12's
Rotosound Roto Yellow (10's) or Roto Red (11's) 

Acoustic Guitar strings: 

Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum 11's or 12's

Picks:

Dunlop Ultex Jazz III 2.0 mm and Primetone Jazz III 1.4 mm picks

Other:

Jose uses various straps, pedals, and cables. All cables have Neutrik plugs. He prefers leather straps. His favorite strap is a Levy's Leathers guitar strap which he bought in Boston in 1998 when he began his studies at Berklee.

telecaster guitar gear

Tokai Breezysound ATE-MC1
(1990's Made in Japan)

Guitar Name: "Brownie"

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop
Nazgul and Sentient pickups

RS Guitarworks Compensated Steel Saddles 

 Tokai Goldstar Sound
(Late '90s Made in Korea)

Guitar name: "F#m7sus4"

Bridge pickup Seymour Duncan Little '59 Strat

Wilkinson WVPCR Trem System

Otherwise all original

2012 Fender Vintage 52 Reissue Telecaster

Guitar Name: "Blondie"

RS Guitarworks Compensated Brass Saddles

Otherwise stock

Epiphone ES-339 Pro

Guitar name: "Wedding Guitar"

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop
Limited Joe Bonamassa Pickup Set

Custom 50's 335 wiring harness

Bone nut upgrade

acoustic guitar

Maton EMD-6 "Diesel Special"

Guitar name: "Diesel"

Tusq PP-2000-00 Bridge Pins

Stock Maton Electronics

2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio 

Guitar Name: "46&2"

70's Tribute

No Modifications

double cut electric guitar

1981 Ibanez AR-50

Guitar name: "First Wife"

Modified Several Times - Main XYgoatZ Guitar

Seymour Duncan Sentient in the neck and Antiquity Bridge pickup in the bridge

Bone nut - Schaller Locking Tuners

acoustic guitar gear

Martin OMCPA3

Guitar name: "Martin"

Fishman Aura system (stock)

FU-tone Titanium Bridge Pins

Flaxwood 2HM Hybrid Prototype

Guitar name: "Crooked"

No Modifications

Stock Seymour Duncan pickups
(Jazz neck and Jazz bridge)

Godin Multiac Nylon Encore

Guitar name: "Fragile"

No Modifications

Breedlove Passport C250/CMe-T

Guitar name: "Happy"

No Modifications

Godin Multiuke

Guitar name: "Q-T"

No Modifications

5 string bass electric

Yamaha RBX755A Bass

Bone Nut Upgrade

No Other Modifications

Roland Cube Street

Pedalboard for a jazz project. Only clean tones.

Yamaha RBX270F Fretless Bass

D'addario Flatwound Strings

No Modifications

mesa boogie engineering recto verb 25 guitar amp

Mesa Engineering Rectoverb 25 Head

Mesa/Boogie 1x12 Mini Recto Straight Cabinet

mesa engineering boogie f-series 30 gear guitar amplifier

Mesa/Boogie F-30 Combo