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Opeth: Bonus – Mikael Åkerfeldt’s Gear

May 30th, 2008




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Very special thanks to Coty Allinson, Opeth’s guitar technician, who was kind enough to walk us through Mikael Åkerfeldt’s live guitar rig.

Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth Rig - by Ivan Chopik

Click on the thumbnails below to view the full-size images:

Boss GT-8

Boss GT-8


Opeth's Guitars

Opeth’s Guitars


Laney Amplifiers

Laney Amplifiers



  • Mike

    I can’t belive that Mikael Åkerfeldt, Martin Henriksson and Niklas Sundin get there tone form simulators.

  • schubert

    times are a changing :)

    • http://www.myspace.com/ivanchopik Ivan Chopik

      Yes they are – Axe-Fx!

  • mike

    do you know for sure that they’re getting their tones from the pedals? they could be getting the tube distortion from the amps and just using the processors for the effects. i know thats what i do at least

    • http://www.myspace.com/ivanchopik Ivan Chopik

      At the time of this feature they were running their amps dry and getting all distortion from the Boss units. These days they use Axe-Fx. I’m pretty sure that Mikael uses the Axe-Fx alone and Fredrik uses it just for effects and Blackstar amps for the basic clean and dirty sounds.