Look, we know we write a lot about John Mayer. But as one of this generation’s most prominent guitar players and gear philosophers, we can’t get enough hot rig chat. And, accordingly, we’re sharing fresh news of the six-string dreamboat’s pedalboard.
Source Audio shared a photo of the camo-panted guitarist’s ’board with Grateful Dead offshoot Dead And Company on Instagram (opens in new tab), noting the appearance of the company's True Spring Reverb at the end of the chain, complete with tap switch to engage/disengage the tremolo.
Excellent Instagram resource johnmayergear went one further (opens in new tab), identifying Mr Mayer’s signal chain as follows:
- Xotic Wah XW-1
- Keeley Katana (not shown)
- TC Electronic PolyTune (not shown)
- Ibanez TS10
- Klon Centaur
- Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+
- Channel switcher for the Dumble Overdrive Special
- MXR Phase 90
- Strymon Volante
- Source Audio True Spring Reverb
- Tap Switch
- Boss TU-3 for acoustic.
- Sustain pedal - routes the vocal mic into the in-ears to talk between each band members easily
John’s amp for this tour is, of course, the Dumble Overdrive Special - he clearly left the Axe-Fx III at home - plus a new triple-humbucker, solidbody take on his signature PRS Super Eagle, which you can see in John's Instagram post below.