Tom morello

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  1. fiaracer

    fiaracer Well-Known Member

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    ok does anyone know the specs on tom morellos arm the homeless guitar?
    Pickups?
    type of neck?
    any info will help
     
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    ohio_eric Contributor

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    Tom uses an EMG 81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck. The neck is either a Performance or a Kramer I've heard both. I'd lean towards Performance, who are kind of like Warmoth in they sell parts to build your own guitar.
     
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    Let the expert talk :D (I'm a member of a forum that is completely over Tom Morello and his gear.

    The guitar started out as a Performance Custom shop guitar. Tom hated everything beside the body about it. Body is most likely Alder. Neck is from a Kramer (the famous hokey one). Pickup is a point where there is a lot of discussion about but we have a guy on the forum who rebuild ATM from an old Kramer with an Alder body. He went through combinations of EMG 81/85, 81/81, H/H and H/81. the closed and most likely being H in the neck and 81 in the bridge. In an interview Tom said that they are singlecoils in humbucker format (the H is one)(also with "H" I mean the active one not the passive one (H4)). Which fits for the neck but the bridge is just a bit to hot output to be a H. So a 81 is the one thats it most likely. The guy has also the complete gear of Tom into the very last detail. Bridge is a Ibanez Edge. Wiring is 2 humbucker, 3way switch, 2 volume 1 tone. Tom turns down the Volume of the neck to get the killswitch effect. (on Soul Power he has an actually killswitch, but on ATR he uses the 1 volume at 10 the other at 0 method). Strings are GHS Bommer .09 to .46. Picks are Dunlop Tortex H3.
     

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