Nguyên Lê’s equipment

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Nguyên Lê proudly uses                                             


                                    heaDphones                    guitar preamp FX                          cables

                                                                                                                        d’addario Strings

                                                                                    Hantug titanium

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 SAV single, 1 bridge 57 humbucker
             Floyd Rose/Schaller vibrato w/ graph tech saddles on High E & B strings
             GK2A Roland guitar synth pickup with integrated controls 
             d’addario nyxl 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
             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 dirty blonde Lollar
            bridge : Chopper  DiMarzio
            GOTOH GT 1996 FLOATING VIBRATO with schaller sure claw system
            d’addario nyxl 9.5-44 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
            d’addario nyxl 9-42  strings

fractal audio axe-fx II XL preamp/effets processor 
2 controller pedals : EV5 Roland for volume & hotone soulpress fx parameter
Softstep keith mcmillen usb footcontroller with Midi expander and
iphone w/ touchosc app for more midi controls

Korg Kaoss Pad III+


Apple MacBook AIR 6,2   Intel core i7 1,7Ghz 
laptop for playing sounds & sequences w/ Ableton Live, Reaktor & Stylus RMX 
Nano kontrol korg

two DV Mark small 112 cabinets with ceramic speakers

Matrix gt1000fx stereo solid state power amp

Koch atr4501 stereo tube power amp

(when Nguyên cannot bring his own amps he usually asks for two Vox ac30)

Vovox instrument & studio cables

Picks dunlop jazz III ultex 427R

line 6 Relay g30 guitar wireless

zoom g3 floor multieffect

Home stuff

Cornell pedalamp

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 )
             Hantug titanium floating locking tremolo
             d’addario nyxl 9.5-44 strings

james tyler Variax jtv69

Fly Deluxe Parker electric guitar
             DiMarzio pickups
             Parker piezo vibrato
             d’addario nyxl 9.5-44 strings

Hagström jazz guitar (designed by d’Aquisto) 
             EMG 91 pickup  
             Bigsby vibrato
             d’addario nyxl 10-46 strings

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 (hardware)

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
Boss SE 70 multi-effects 

Morley wah wah

Ibanez Tube Screamer distortion pedal
soundblox multiwave distorsion

Roger Mayer Vision Wah pedal

Recording & Computer Equipment

    Horch RM2J      tube multipattern
    Neumann U 87         multipattern
    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

    Universal Audio 2-610 stereo tube preamp
    SPL Gain Station 1 tube preamp w/ digital output
    aurora stinger class A preamp w/ eq & di channel
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
warm pultec eqp-wa tube mono eq

SSL SIgma daw-controlled summing mixer
patchbay 48 trs samson
patchbay 96 TT signex cpt96 D25p

    ADAM S3X V  

   audeze LCD-2, Beyer DT 831, Sony MDR V700, M-Audio ear monitors, Bose quietcomfort 15, shure srh240
Apple iMac retina 5k intel four core i7 4ghz
16 G° RAM, 512 G° SSD, 3T° x2, 2T° & 750G° hard disks, 
27’ Samsung p2770 SyncMaster monitor

orpheus prism sound firewire audio interface
apollo duo 8 thunderbolt audio interface

MOTU Midi Time Piece AV Midi interface 

Sony DAT 60ES 

Software (favorites) 

Digital Performer
Reaktor 5 
Ableton Live 
MachFive II
omnisphere II
Stylus RMX w/ all expanders
PSP Vintage Warmer 2
PSP MixPack 2
Audio Damage Discord & Replicant
Soundtoys native effects, radiator, decapitator
equick dmg audio
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