Joe Bonamassa’s live rig for 2015 incorporates the use of a variety of vintage gear, which can be difficult to obtain and is priced upwards of $10,000! His new rig is surprisingly smaller in comparison to what he’s been known to use in the past. From using dozens of pedals, he now only uses 2 or 3. Bonamassa now plugs his guitar directly into his amps without the use of any effects such as delay. He recently stated:
“It’s easy to chase your tall thinking you need a setup that’s as complicated as The Edge’s, but eventually you rediscover the beauty in plugging straight into an amp, with your only pedalboard being the knobs on your guitar.”
Bonamassas signature relic Les Paul 1959 burst is his main instrument.
Bonamassas main rig consists of vintage Fender Tweed amplifiers.