Leonard's Tour Rig

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PJPlec
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Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by PJPlec » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:24 am

Does anyone know what rig Leonard uses on tour, I could see he uses a Godin guitar, I wonder what strings and amplifier he uses?
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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by Franks » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:12 am

You may want to try asking that question on the website of Leif Bodnarchuk http://leifb73.com/
He is the guitar technician for the band.
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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by Zimmy66 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:43 am

Franks wrote:You may want to try asking that question on the website of Leif Bodnarchuk http://leifb73.com/
He is the guitar technician for the band.
Leif is not Leonard's guitar tech. Doubt very much if this type of info would be made public.
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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by Franks » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:18 pm

Zimmy66 wrote:
Franks wrote:You may want to try asking that question on the website of Leif Bodnarchuk http://leifb73.com/
He is the guitar technician for the band.
Leif is not Leonard's guitar tech. Doubt very much if this type of info would be made public.
Ok, then do you know who is? I thought Leif was the guitar tech for the entire band but you could be right.

I don´t think equipment is such a big secret.
Sometimes it is published in guitar or other music magazines as part of an interview.
Also, musicians are often endorsed by instrument and equipment manufacturers and then this information is often used for advertising.
From personal experience, I exchanged some email with Mitch Watkins asking him about his guitar and amps and the explained to me exactly what I wanted to know.
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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:49 pm

Leif is Mitch's tech. However, I'm sure he would be willing and able to answer some basic questions re Leonard's guitars etc (as, I'm sure could some forum members). Leif has opened up a dialogue with the public via his blog and he is very responsive so I say go for it. What have you got to lose?

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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by Junk » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Mickey Sullivan used to be Leonard and Javier's guitar tech.
Leonard used to use a Godin Multiac guitar and an SWR amp.
I'm not sure if this information is still current.
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Re: Leonard's Tour Rig

Post by vladimiro » Fri May 15, 2020 5:40 pm

I'm lucky enough to own a beautiful Multiac! it is a wonderful instrument, not too expensive for its great value and sound!

I am very curious about some of Leonard's choices: on the 1994 tour he plays the first model (just relased) of the Godin Multiac (still had a different name: Tele Classic Nylon). On the 2008 tour he play the new model (Godin Multiac), but from 2012 it is clearly seen that it returns to the previous model, the 1994 Tele Classic Nylon (distinguishable by the absence of the Godin logo and by the different mixer design on the preamp).

Any idea why he preferred to go back to the previous model?


Also: he played that guitar on very low tunings.
In the 1994 tour his guitar was tuned: Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb (standard, three full steps down)
From 2008: C F A# D# G C (standard, two full steps down).
But the Godin is not a Baritone Guitar, so I guess he used some Extra Hard Tension Strings.
Maybe d'addario pro arte exp44?
So I guess those Godin went from a luthier to a "custom" setup for that type of tuning.
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