As you might expect, the Sob Rock star, currently on the road with former members of the Grateful Dead for a string of fall dates, is leaning heavily on his PRS Super Eagle and Silver Sky guitars. And, despite using a Fractal Audio Axe-Fx on his latest album, Mayer’s amp of choice for live work is still a Dumble.
According to Instagram fan page John Mayer Gear, his pedalboard includes the following units:
Xotic XW-1 wah-wah, TC PolyTune tuner, 29 Pedals EUNA buffer/input driver, Boss OC-3 Super Octave (possibly in the Q-Tron’s loop), Xotic Super Clean Buffer, JHS Prestige booster, Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer, Klon Centaur or clone, Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+ (with the loop being used), Way Huge Aqua-Puss MKII delay, MXR Phase 90, Providence DLY-4 Chrono delay, Strymon Flint reverb and tremolo, Boss tuner for acoustics (most likely a TU-2).
Between the Xotic Super Clean Buffer and the JHS Prestige, there’s also a mystery two-knob pedal that proves difficult to identify in the Instagram photographs. If you think you know what it is, let us know!
The next stop on the road for Dead & Company is the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on 2 September. Buy tickets here.