This will develop a bit as we go on, but for now - here's what I'm using:
If I own it, it’s strung with D’Addario. I use Planet Waves straps, capos and cables.
For electrics – I currently, play their Pacifica 611 HFM into a pedal board that goes into their THR-100HD head and cabinet. I've even done live gigs with their THR-10 "practice" amp!
I got a good deal on the hardtail Pacifica and I really like the guitar! It's incredibly flexible tonally and as opposed to the trem guitars my double and tripple stop bends are in tune now! ; ). I expect I'll get a trem version as well and A/B them.
The THR-100HD is a monster amplifier. It handles pedals really well. Right now, I have it set to kind of a Plexi setting with the Master dimed and roll back my guitar volume for cleaner tones. Boost comes from the amp for lead.
For acoustic, I play their APX100 6-string and APX-700 12-string live with their THR-5a amplifier. I've done a number of shows where the sound was DI'd from the headphone out of the 5A!
I dig their boards. I'm using a Nano right now.
The first stop in my guitar signal is their EP Boost with their voltage doubler for more headroom. Just a great sounding pedal and it's always on.
I dig a lot of their stuff. Well made products. In my case, my secret weapon has been their FV-50H volume pedal. Has a small foot print on the board and I dig it. Their DD-7 delay is currently in my Effects loop - but that might get switched out with a TC Electronics Flashback II.
I LOVE their MD-2 pedal - but my rig is stereo now - so I actually run it BEFORE the distortion for a low-fi kind of sound. I hope they make a stereo version at some point.
I got turned onto the JHM9 - Mini Hendrix wah - which supposedly has the sweep of Hendrix's Thomas Organ wah. I love that it's so small and the sweep range is really musical.
If I can't bring a full cab - I bring their Q-8 and it has NEVER let me down on gig. Next to gig bags - one of the best purchases I've ever made!
That's it for my current live rig. For other live variations...
Love these guys. Their Acoustic Lunchbox is an incredibly musical amp!
This is a another great company that makes great products! Their Session DI is a fantastic unit that I use as part of my full acoustic rig with the lunchbox.
F N H Guitars:
John Harper is a world class luthier and has the most terrifyingly encyclopedic knowledge guitar I've ever seen. He and Chris Fitzpatrick are building some really cool guitars.
A VERY forward company. I dig some things about their variax guitars. I've used every incarnation of their POD (except the Helix) and dig their M9 units as well.
I use their Guitar Jack as part of my portable iPad set up which also includes BIAS FX! The whole thing runs through my QSC K-8.
For my money, Mike Scuffham's sim is still the most musical and best feeling I've encountered!
A Critical component in my live laptop based rig!
I love their Atomic 18 and the 50 watt Reactors. They work great with modelers.
This is a company that has some really great products. I just picked up their ABY box (which work great). When recording direct with my POD - I like using the Dragster to match the impedance of the pickups. I find the the volume roll off is a little more accurate. This was a really cool trick I picked up from a guitarist named Scott Peterson.
Awesome audio interface for the pricepoint. Another component in my laptop rig.
Sweetwater is a great retailer. Their customer service is top notch and knowledgeable and they're not in the habit of letting me down.