John Frusciante Guitar Rig 2002

John Frusciante Guitar Rig 2002

John Frusciante is famed for his guitar sound and here we explore the guitar rig Frusciante used during the By The Way era! Frusciante's classic warm yet snappy tones used in By The Way and Can't Stop can be contrasted to the more experiemental pedal use seen in the solo of Throw Away Your Television (the Obi-Wah setting on the Line 6 FM4 Modulator) which is an addition from the Californication era Frusciante guitar rig.

John Frusciante Guitar Rig


Frusciante has use tens of guitars during his professional career, below we have included the most significant guitars he has used during the By The Way era including his favourite 1962 Fender Strat. In addition Frusciante has used multiple Fender Mustangs (as seen in the Under the Bridge video), a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty (for a cover song called Black Cross), a 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom (as seen in the Fortune Faded video) and a 1961 Rickenbacker, as well as numerous other guitars that have been used by John during his time with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1962 Fender Strat Sunburst (Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

1962 Fender Strat

1955 Fender Strat Sunburst (Maple Neck & Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

1955 Fender Strat

1961 Fender Stratocaster (Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

1955 Fender Strat

1963 Fender Stratocaster (white)

1963 Fender Stratocaster

1955 Gretsch White Falcon (Used in Californication)

1955 Gretsch White Falcon

1960's Fender Jaguar

1963 Fender Telecaster (Sunburst)

Taylor 314CE Acoustic

Vintage Gibson ES-175


Marshall Silver Jubilee 100W (crunch channel)

Marshall Silver Jubilee 100W

Marshall Major 200W - KT 88 tubes (clean channel)

Marshall Major 200W

Marshall 1960's (A and B) Cabs

Marshall 1960's (A and B) cabs


(1) Boss DS-2 TurboDistortion

Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

(2) Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi USA

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi USA

(3) Boss PSM-5 Switch

Boss Master Switch

(4) Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

(5) MXR Micro Amp

MXR Micro Amp

(6) Moog MF103 12-Stage Phaser

Moog MF103 12-Stage Phaser

(7) Ibanez WH-10 Wah

Ibanez WH-10 Wah

(8) Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

(9) Boss FV-50 Volume

Boss FV-50 Volume pedal

(10) Z. Vex Fuzz Factory

Z. Vex Fuzz Factory

(11) Fender Tube Reverb (Note Frusciante uses Tube Reverb for effect not amplification)

Fender Tube Reverb

(12) Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4

(13) Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

(14) Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress

(15) DigiTech PDS 1002 Digital Delay

DigiTech PDS 1002 Digital Delay


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