John Mayer’s Dead & Company live rig revealed

Mayer's pedalboard, guitars and backline have been photographed and identified by an Instagram fan page.

John Mayer‘s latest live pedalboard, guitars and backline have been spotted and documented by Super Eagle-eyed fans attending dates on the 2021 Dead & Company US tour.

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.