Joe Bonamassa explains why he uses 7 amps live: “What's the point of playing guitar if you can't be loud as hell?”

Joe Bonamassa
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We all know that Joe Bonamassa's private gear collection is pretty much unrivaled – but it looks like his onstage setup is going the same way.

After offering a glimpse of his insane guitar stash in an interview with Gibson TV last September, the blues ace has taken to Twitter to give fans a tour of his whopping seven-amplifier live rig.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.