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Andy Summers’ rig (The Police Reunion Tour 2007)

Posted on 14/06/2014 by ozzy in Summers-ish, The Blog

In the early years of The Police, Andy Summers' rig wasn't that insanely crowded with so many different pedals and effects as is today. It mainly consisted of a MXR Dyna Comp, Maestro Echoplex and/or MXR Analog Delay. The most important thing that helped him to acquire his distinctive tone was an EHX Electric Mistress flanger, which was set up for a mild, chorus-like flange. To nail his tone with a budget stompboxes, the first thing you need to get is a Mooer Eleclady (see review here). Next, you need a MXR Dyna Comp compressor, and last but not least, you need an inexpensive analogue delay pedal such as EHX Memory Toy. In case you want to go on, Andy also used the Musitronics Mu-Tron III (Too Much Information, Flexible Strategies), MXR Phase 90 (Hole in my Life), a fuzz/overdrive, a Roland guitar synth... etc... though from now on, it's starting to be a little bit complex...

Andy Summers rig

Police Station

The most of the stomp boxes and effect processors of Andy Summers' 2007 tour rig are loaded in an off-stage rack. The effects could be operated on-stage by Andy, through the switching system placed on the pedalboard A, or off-stage by his guitar tech, who's equipped with the identical switching system as Andy.

Pedalboard A:

Moog Moogerfooger MF-104Z Analog Delay -- Boss RC-20XL Loop Station -- Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner -- Boss FV-500H volume pedals to control the Lexicon PCM-70 and Eventide Eclipse.

Pedalboard B:

Bob Bredshaw (CAE) switching system -- Boss FV-500H volume pedal -- Dunlop Cry Baby wah.

Off-stage rack:

Rack-mounted equipment...

Furman PL-Plus Series II Power Conditioner -- Eventide Eclipse Harmonizer (effects processor) -- Lexicon PCM-70 (effects processor) -- TC Electronic D-Two (delay) -- TC Electronics 1210 (spatial expander + stereo chorus/flanger) -- Carvin DCM-150 (solid state stereo power amp - clean)

Stomp boxes...

Klon Centaur (overdrive) -- Red Witch Empress Chorus -- Red Witch Moon Phaser -- Custom Audio Electronics V-Comp (tube compressor) -- Zoom G2.1Nu (multi-effect) -- Lovepedal Eternity Overdrive -- Maxon OD-9 Overdrive -- Keeley Compressor -- GD2 Cream-Tone (overdrive) -- Z.Vex Fuzz Factory -- Fulltone Ultimate Octave (distortion/fuzz/octaver).

Amp & Cabs

Suhr / Bredshaw Custom Audio Amplifiers OD100

Mesa 2x12 Rectifier series cabinets


Fender Custom Shop replica of his '61 Fiesta Red Strat (main)

Fender Andy Summers Tribute Telecaster (a Custom Shop replica of his famous '63 Sunburst Tele)

Source: Photos Bob Bredshaw, Custom Audio Electronic

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