Peter Frampton details his farewell tour guitar rig

Peter Frampton
(Image credit: Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

“It’s three Marshall cabinets, dry/wet situation. It’s a stereo rig, it’s enormous. I feel embarrassed that it’s so big… but you need to have a big rig to be able to do all that, and lots of effects. 

“There are about eight or nine guitars that I’ll use in a show, acoustics as well as electrics. Basically, I have an old ’70s Marshall head that’s been modified to drive all the effects and to come out in stereo either side of the one Marshall cabinet, which is dry in the middle. It’s very involved, but it sounds godly. 

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.