Nguyên Lê’s equipment

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Nguyên Lê proudly uses                        DR Strings                      DV mark

                                                                                                        Guitar gear  




                                                         



                                    heaDphones                 guitar preamp FX                       cables




Stage setup


Julien Gendre "TAO" electric guitar (mid 2003)                
Julien's Website

             quilted Maple thinline body shaped after a chinese calligraphy

             24 fret maple bolted neck, ebony fingerboard

             China black ink painting

             Tahiti mother of pearl Yi King position markers :  

                                                    3rd fret - the Water

                                                    5th fret - the Wind

                                                    7th fret - the Mountain

                                                    9th fret - the Lake

                                                    12th fret - the Sky

             EMG pickups, 2 SA single, 1 bridge 89 humbucker

             Floyd Rose/Schaller vibrato w/ graph tech saddles on High E & B strings

             GK2A Roland guitar synth pickup with integrated controls

             DR tite-fit 10-46 strings


Julien Gendre "Tiger’s tail" electric guitar (sept 2011)                

             FLAMED ASH CHAMBERED body shaped after a chinese calligraphy & THE TAIL OF A TIGER

             24 fret EUROPEAN SYCOMORE FLAMED maple bolted neck & fingerboard WITH

             2 CARBON FIBER REINFORCEMENT RODS & a two-way trussrod

             China black ink painting, GOLD LEAVES DECORATIONS, IVORY TIGER CLAW

             CTS VINTAGE POTS, HOFNER KNOBS

             NITROCELLULOSE LAQUER, VINTAGE SUNBURST

             VIOLET ROSEWOOD Yi King position markers :  

                                                    3rd fret - the Water

                                                    5th fret - the Wind

                                                    7th fret - the Mountain

                                                    9th fret - the Lake

                                                    12th fret - the Sky

            neck pickup : throaty bucker zexcoil

            middle : single coil fatsingle  zexcoil

            bridge : juicy bucker   zexcoil

            GOTOH GT 1996 FLOATING VIBRATO with schaller sure claw system

            GOTOH MINI 510 MACHINE TUNERS

            DR tite-fit 10-46 strings


Julien Gendre "Bamboo" acoustic steel guitar (mid 2007)

            small quilt Maple Body with wedge comfort design (courtesy of Linda manzer)

            24 fret maple neck, ebony fingerboard

            single cutaway at 18th fret

            Jura epicea top, violette wood bridge

            GothO SG510 golden machine heads

            Amarello & bulnesia neck & neck head inlays

            Tahiti mother of pearl back inlay with Nguyên Lê's ideogram

            B-Band UST pickup with ZAM  external phantom power Block


nash s-57 stratocaster mary kay relic (april 2009)

            ash cream body

            one piece maple neck 10’ radius & c shape, dunlop 6105 frets

            gotoh vintage staggered hardware

            lollar single coil pickups (neck & middle), Hepcat single coil on bridge

            nitrocellulose lacquer

            DR tite-fit 9.5-44 strings



fractal audio axe-fx II preamp/effets processor w/ 2 controller pedals (vol & fx parameter)

Softstep keith mcmillen usb footcontroller with Midi expander and

iphone w/ touchosc app for more midi controls


Korg Kaoss Pad III+


E-Bow


Apple MacBook AIR 6,2   Intel core i7 1,7Ghz

laptop for playing sounds & sequences w/ Ableton Live, Reaktor & Stylus RMX

Nano kontrol korg


DV Mark HB250S stereo power amp

two DV Mark small 112 cabinets with ceramic speakers


(when Nguyên cannot bring his own amps he usually asks for two Fender twins)


Vovox instrument & studio cables


Picks dunlop jazz III ultex 427R



Home stuff


Fractal audio systems axe fx ultra


Cornell pedalamp


Boss GT10 guitar multi-effects floor unit with Boss EV5 pedal for continuous control


Lexicon PCM 80 digital multi-effects with Pitch FX Card


gordius little giant midi footswitch pedalboard


BB preamp Xotic effects usa (boost/dist)


Korg Kaoss Pad II


blackstar HT Boost tube booster


Gordius LG2 footcontroller


DV mark compressore pedal


DV mark multiamp


little lehle ii audio switcher


Micro Pog Electro Harmonix (polyphonic octaver)


Headstrong lil'king reverb all tube amp 1x12 ceramic amplifier (based on a fender princeton)



String Instruments :


James Trussart electric guitar

             Warmoth body & 24 fret neck, birdeye maple, ebony fingerboard

             EMG pickups (neck 81 humbucker/ middle single SA/ bridge 85 humbucker )

             Floyd Rose vibrato

             DR strings 09 / 42


james tyler Variax jtv69


Fly Deluxe Parker electric guitar

             DiMarzio pickups

             Parker piezo vibrato

             DR strings 10/46


Hagström jazz guitar (designed by d’Aquisto)

             EMG 91 pickup 

             Bigsby vibrato


Gibson ES 345


Sadowsky nylon electroacoustic


Lowden F22 acoustic steel


Hermanos Condé flamenca acoustic nylon


Aria electric with double frets for quarter tones


James Trussart fretless electric

            Vigier fretless brass fingerboard

            Warmoth neck & hollow body

            Joe Barden pickups


Leduc 5 strings fretless electric bass


Gobson acoustic mandolin from India


Dan Tranh vietnamese zither


Dan Tam vietnamese fretless banjo


Dan Bau vietnamese monocorde


Cai Luong vietnamese 5-strings electric guitar with curved fingerboard


Cai Luong vietnamese acoustic guitar with scalloped fingerboard


Cümbüs (fretless banjo) from Turkey


Tar (lute with double steel strings, drone & moveable frets) from Azerbaïjan


saz from turkey




Synthesizers


Korg Triton Pro 76 notes keyboard with

EXB 1 & EXB2 extensions & MOSS synth card


Korg Triton Rack


roland integra-7


Roland XV 5080 expander w/ World, Pop, Orchestra I, Orchestra II cards


Roland D 110 expander


Roland D 550 expander


Yamaha TG 500 expander


Korg WSSR Wavestation expander


Roland GR33 Guitar Synthetizer (not much use these days)




Outboard Effects


Lexicon PCM 80 multi-effects w/ Pitch FX card

Lexicon PCM 70 reverb

TC Electronics M One reverb

Boss SE 70 multi-effects


Electrix FilterFactory analog filter


Boss GT6 guitar multi-effects floor unit


Boss GT10 guitar multi-effects floor unit


Morley wah wah


Ibanez Tube Screamer distortion pedal


Maxtor Tube Compressor RCP660 pedal


soundblox multiwave distorsion


Roger Mayer Vision Wah pedal



Recording & Computer Equipment


Microphones

    Neumann U 87

    Microtech-Gefell M 930 cardiod

    Mojave MA 200 tube cardioid

    Schoeps MK4/CMC5 cardiod (x2)

    Earthworks Z30X cardiod (x2)

    AKG C535

    Royer R121 ribbon omni

    heil dynamic pr40


Preamps

    Universal Audio 2-610 stereo tube preamp

    SPL Gain Station 1 tube preamp w/ digital output


hardware effects

fatso jR stereo compressor empirical labs el7 - ubk modded

    linked to a spx1000 Yamaha to control compression amount & sidechain

Clariphonic parallel stereo equalizer Kush audio

germanium tone control mono eq chandler limited

A-Designs EM-EQ2 pultec stereo equalizer

phoenix thermionic culture stereo tube compressor w/ sidechain


Midas venice 16/4/2 analog mixing board

patchbay 48 trs x 2

greinier engineering tools  sum.mation 16:2 analog summer w/ daw automation


Monitors

    ADAM S3X V  


Headphones

   audeze LCD-2, Beyer DT 831, Sony MDR V700, M-Audio ear monitors, Bose quietcomfort 15


Apple Mac Pro 3,1 early 2008      

2 X 2,8 Ghz Quad core intel xeon e5462 harpertown - socket lga771

10 G° RAM, 512 & 120 G° SSD, 3T° & 750G° hard disks,

21’ Samsung SyncMaster monitor


uad-2 solo accelerator card X 2

TC Powercore firewire


orpheus prism sound firewire audio interface

MOTU Traveler Firewire Audio Interface


MOTU Midi Time Piece AV Midi interface


Tascam CDRW 2000 CD recorder

Sony DAT 60ES



Software (favorites)


Digital Performer

Reaktor 5

Ableton Live

Sibelius

MachFive II

Absynth

omnisphere

trilian

Stylus RMX w/ all expanders

East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold XP

PSP Vintage Warmer 2

PSP MixPack 2

OhmBoyz

CamelSpace & CamelPhat

Audio Damage Discord & Replicant

sir II convolution reverb

Soundtoys native effects

slate digital fgx mastering limiter

equick dmg audio