Ariel Posen shares his compact, tone-rich rig in this pedalboard playthrough

Ariel Posen demonstrates his new pedalboard
Ariel Posen demonstrates his updated pedalboard for Guitar World (Image credit: Ariel Posen)

Ariel Posen is one of those guitarists that's got the full deck of fretboard virtues. His playing is melodically rich but also features stellar phrasing and virtuosic flourishes. Some will know him from his work in the Bros. Landreth band but he's primarily a tasteful and accomplished songwriter and solo artist – with a great ear for beautiful tone.

In this exclusive video, Ariel walks us through the main tonal building blocks of his current studio and touring rig, from his Josh Williams Mockingbird semi-hollow electric to drives and fuzzes, modulation pedals and switching devices. 

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Jamie Dickson

Jamie Dickson is Editor-in-Chief of Guitarist magazine, Britain's best-selling and longest-running monthly for guitar players. He started his career at the Daily Telegraph in London, where his first assignment was interviewing blue-eyed soul legend Robert Palmer, going on to become a full-time author on music, writing for benchmark references such as 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Dorling Kindersley's How To Play Guitar Step By Step. He joined Guitarist in 2011 and since then it has been his privilege to interview everyone from B.B. King to St. Vincent for Guitarist's readers, while sharing insights into scores of historic guitars, from Rory Gallagher's '61 Strat to the first Martin D-28 ever made.