Pat O'Brien with Jackson now?!?!?!

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  1. RLG167

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    Hey all, so I'm flipping through the 2017 Jackson catalog and come up to their artists page, and imagine my surprise when I see Pat O'brien from Cannibal Corpse holding a King V! Anyone who is familiar with Pat knows most of his career he's played BC Rich and Ran. Has anyone else heard about this? Can't seem to find much info online, but he's in one of the biggest Death Metal bands around, you'd think Jackson would make a huge deal of it if they got him.
    -RG
     
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    Not sure if Cannibal Corpse is that popular anymore... :idea: And I am propably blind or something but I didnt find anything about him on Jackson Guitars website.
     
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    They still have a pretty big following, and I still like them :lol:
     
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    Given both BCR being a ....show and Jackson "onboarding" artists like crazy, I'm not surprised.

    Good for Pat, I hope this leads to a sig. I've met him at shows and he seems like a great dude.
     
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    I was looking through it more, looks like they also brought over Jason Hook from 5 Finger Death Punch, and Olavi Mikkonen from Amon Amarth, both of those guys have been with Gibson their entire careers
     
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    Yeah FMIC is giving ESP a run for thier money on artist grabs.
     
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    I can't remember if it was on the 'Centuries of Torment' documentary DVD, but I kind of recall him showing off a black Jackson V and saying that it was his practice guitar on the tour bus. That was a fair few years ago, maybe his BC Rich deal has simply expired and now he's moved over to the FMIC camp.
     
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    I think he used a Rhoads at some point too.
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    Have you seen any live footage? They have a huge following. :lol:
     
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    Pat's main guitar for a long while was a Jackson USA Rhoads. He eventually started playing BC Rich and was endorsed by them for a while. Cool if he's now with Jackson for real!
     
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    BlasphemyMadeFlesh Buried in the mix

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    Quite a surprise! Pat has been rocking those B.C. Rich guitars for a long time.
    I wonder if he's still using Mesa as well.
     
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    He was great on Hot Package.
     
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    I'd love to see a legit pat o'brien signature model that isn't a BC rich pos.
     
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    Seriously? One of the biggest death metal bands of all time...
     
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    imo the bc rich is more "badass" for a band like cc
    maybe the switch because bc rich is essentially dead at this point
     
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    Guess that puts Ironbird on to list of shapes my next custom might be. I'd snap up a midrange Floyded bird in a heartbeat.
     
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    He has a signature RAN, but I've never actually seen one for sale
     
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    I remember seeing Dunlop post like a year or two ago that he was using two MXR Fullbore Metals into an old 200 watt Marshall but that seems really odd so I dunno
     
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    As far as I know, they both use Dual Recs with a Maxxon boost in front
     
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    Makes sense, Terrance Hobbs is no longer with BC Rich now, either - Brian X. Martin, Praxis, and the rest of that crew can all be thanked for further driving the final nails into the coffin.
     

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