Stage Equipment

The stage gear is the second most important thing after the music itself. It has to be something that you can rely on and feel not only safeness but also comfort. Glenn tells us a bit about his equipment:
“Each tour is different and requires different units or amps in the racks depending on what songs we are playing. It’s forever changing and I’m always experimenting with new equipment and I think it always will change and evolve on stage.
On the stage guitars, I use Kahler tremolo systems. The guitars are strung with Ernie Ball RPS-10 strings, which are specially reinforced for the Kahler tremolo systems.
My other considerations for stage work are the pickups: They’ve got to be hot!! Most of my stage guitars are fitted with EMG 81s, which are of course active. All the EMG 81s are wired with the batteries in series so they run the pickups at 18 volts. That makes them last longer and the pickups sound hotter, with more edge and poke. This is partly for the signal-boosting active circuitry and partly to avoid worrying about the danger of picking up the local radio station midway through a solo. In later years I’ve used modified EMG’s (GTX’s) as well which are specially designed for me.”

It is very difficult to choose your amps when you are starting to play the guitar, there is an overwhelming amount of choices, and many unreachable, so we have to compromise.

If any guitar player out there reading this, I have a humble advice for you, there is an article that explains quite straight-forward how to start:

You can read it below:


-MARSHALL Regular vintage 50/100 Watt. (Used with JCM 800 head and Rocktron pre-amps, or Marshall 9100 power amps)

Hamer Guitars, Gibson, ENGL, Marshall, Ernie Ball, Dunlop, Celestion, Line 6, EMG pickups, Digitech, Godin, Roland

  “2009” GT3 Amp Rack Case – Containing
Furman PL-8 Power Supply
Engl E-580 Midi Pre-Amp
Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah
Digitech GSP-1101 Pre-Amp
Voodoo Lab GCX Midi Switcher
Behringer DEQ2496 Equalizer
Rocktron Intellifex Processor
Yamaha SPX 90 II Processor
DBX 166A Comp/Limiter
Engl E850 Power Amplifier
Rocktron Hush Super C
Dunlop MXR Smart Gate
Dunlop DC Brick Power Supply

  “2008” GT2 Amp Rack Case – Containing
Furman PL-8 Power Supply
Lexicon MX-200 Processor
Rocktron Intellifex Processor
Yamaha SPX 90 II Processor
DBX 166A Comp/Limiter
Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah
Engl 642 Invader Amplifier
Line6 HD100 Amplifier
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power
Mike Hill Loop Switcher
Korg DTR-1 Rack Tuner

Glenn’s studio gear is versatile and many options are always used. Constant experimentation in sound therms was always a must in his recordings.
Glenn spends a lot of time trying different combination of sounds and he thinks never has recorded two songs with the same set-up. Character is the key when you face the sound design, as you will face a long process to get what you want.

Some of his gear
-Mac pro tools
-Digidesign Desk
-Quested main monitors with Genelec and NS10 secondary system.
-Vintech Audio mic preamps
-ENGL amps and cabs
-MARSHALL amps and cabs
-Line 6 heads and combos
-Many different MICS, but mainly Sure 57’s (of course!)
-Workstations and preamps Piranhas, Pro Gaps, Chamelios, Boss and Digitech.

WEASEL – GREG MORGAN – Glenn’s guitar technician.
He spent over a decade working with Glenn. He was the technician of many renowned musicians and bands such as Reunion, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Black Oak Arkansas, Foghat, Cheap Trick, Billy Squire, Foreigner, Dream Theater, Michael Schenker, The Who, RacerX, Meat Loaf, Blondie, Ryan Adams, and of course… JUDAS PRIEST!
Well known for his ability to repair anything: instruments, gear, and even lighting system! KK Downing also used his services and The Weasel is the best man to keep your sound spotless. He is always repairing a guitar, tinkering with a wah or doing some woodworking.