Kirk Hammett Equipment


:: Gibson Flying V 1981 ::
Guitar: Gibson Flying V 1981
Desc: Black with white pickguard
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: 2 pickups which were exchanges for two EMG 81 in 1987
Controls: 2 volume controls, 1 tonality control
Note: This was Kirk's principal guitar while recording the first 4 albums. It can been seen in Cliff 'EM All being used in between No Remorse & Metal Militia


:: Gibson Flying V #2 ::
Guitar: Gibson Flying V #2
Desc: Red with white pickguard
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: Seymour Duncan
Controls: 2 volume controls, 1 tonality control
Note: N/A






:: Fernandes Flying V ::
Guitar: Fernandes Flying V
Desc: Black with white pickguard
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: Only 1 bridge pickup
Controls: 1 volume controls, 1 tonality control
Note: guitar can be seen in Cliff 'Em All being used during No Remorse


:: Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom ::

Guitar: Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom
Desc: Black, Neck-through body, string through body (No stop bar, only tune-o-matic)
Inlay: Triangles
Pickups: Micro EMG 81 Humbucker
Controls: 2 volume controls, 1 tonality control
Note: Kirk picked this guitar up directly from the Jackson factory and had to wait two hours for the adhesive to finish drying so that it was solid before taking it with him. This guitar can be seen in the Cliff 'EM All video during Creeping Death and Live Shit San Diego video during Sad But True.


:: Fernandes Stratocaster #1 ::
Guitar: Fernandes Stratocaster #1
Desc: Black with white pickguard
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: 3 single coil pickups
Controls: 2 volume controls, 1 tonality control
Note: guitar can be seen in the video Cliff 'EM All during The Four Horsemen





:: ESP M-II #1 Skull and Crossbones ::
Guitar: ESP M-II #1 Skull and Crossbones
Desc: Black with a Skull and Pushead skull sticker on the body
Inlay: Skull and Crossbone
Pickups: 2 micro EMG 81 Humbuckers
Controls: N/A
Note: This guitar was Krik's orginal ESP MII. It can be seen in the video Live Shit Seattle during The Four Horsemen. It was used during the ...And Justice for All tour. It is now retired and can be viewed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio


:: Gibson Les Paul Custom ::

Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom
Desc: Black with white binding on the body
Inlay: Squares
Pickups: 2 EMG 81 Humbuckers gold hardware
Controls: 2 volume controls, 2 tonality contorls
Note: This guitar can be seen in the videos Live Shit Seattle during (Welcome Home) Sanitarium and Cunning Stunts during Guitar/Bass Doodle


:: Jackson Soloist ::
Guitar: Jackson Soloist
Desc: Red with a black pickguard, Floyd Rose bridge, bold on neck
Inlay: N/A
Pickups: 1 x EMG 81, 2 single coil pickups
Controls: N/A
Note: This guitar can be seen in the video Live Shit Seattle during The Thing That Should Not Be





:: Tom Anderson Pro AM ::
Guitar: Tom Anderson Pro AM
Desc: Black and White "bowling ball", Ash, Basswood body and Floyd Rode bridge and a maple neck
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: EMG 81, later changed out for an Anderson single coil
Controls: 1 volume control, 1 tonality control
Note: This can be seen on the video Live Shit Seattle during Seek and Destroy


:: ESP KH-1 Flying V #1 Signature Model ::

Guitar: ESP KH-1 Flying V #1 Signature Model
Desc: Black with white protection plate, mahogany body and the fretboard with the 22 extra jumbo rosewood frets.
Inlay: Devil
Pickups: 1 pickup
Controls: 1 volume control
Note: This was Kirk's first ESP signature guitar. It is mainly used to be played D-tuned


:: ESP KH-2 MII #2 Skull & Crossbones II ::
Guitar: ESP KH-2 MII #2 Skull & Crossbones II
Desc: Black guitar with alder body and a maple neck, Caution HOT sign below the bridge. First used during the Black Album era, still used live
Inlay: Skull and Crossbone
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: Simular to ESP KH-2





:: ESP KH-2 M-II #3 Ouija ::
Guitar: ESP KH-2 M-II #3 Ouija
Desc: Black guitar with Ouija graphics, alder body and maple neck. First used during the Black Album tour, still used live.
Inlay: Half Moon & Stars
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: Similar to ESP KH-2, graphics show a moon and sun


:: ESP Eclipse #1 Spider ::

Guitar: ESP Eclipse #1 Spider
Desc: Eclipse shaped with an alder body and a maple neck. First used during the Black Album tour, still used live.
Inlay: Pushead Spiders / Skull & Crossbones
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: Spider graphics made by Pushead


:: ESP KH-4 M-II #4 ::
Guitar: ESP KH-4 M-II #4
Desc: Black with white pearl pickguard. Alder body and maple neck
Inlay: Dots & 12th fret says Fuck you
Pickups: 1 EMG-81 and 1 EMG-89
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: Used for the recording of the Black Album. Not used live because its 2 heavy than Kirk’s others guitars





:: ESP KH-2 M-II #5 Mummy ::
Guitar: ESP KH-2 M-II #5 Mummy
Desc: ESP signature model with alder body, maple neck
Inlay: The Eye of Horus inlays. The graphics are based on the movie The Mummy staring Boris Karloff
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: It is said to be Kirks favourite guitar. On The Guitars Left Horn There Is Written In A Sort Of Handwriting Font 'It Comes To Life'


:: ESP Wavecaster ::

Guitar: ESP Wavecaster
Desc: Hollow body filled with blue machine fluid. ESP Telecaster model
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: 1x EMG-81
Controls: 1 volume control
Note: This guitar has only been used for Am I Evil during the recording of the Cunning Stunts’ DVD. This Has Blue Like Oil Inside A Hollow Plexilass Body


:: Fender 1963 Stratocaster ::
Guitar: Fender 1963 Stratocaster
Desc: N/A
Inlay: N/A
Pickups: N/A
Controls: N/A
Note: This guitar was mainly used in the studio, but you can also see it in the I Disappear video.





:: Gibson Les Paul Standard ::
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Standard
Desc: Standard Gibson Les Paul with Cherry burst
Inlay: Stripes
Pickups: Gibson PAF pickups, gold coloured
Controls: 2 volume controls and 2 tone controls
Note: This guitar was used for the The Memory Remains video


:: ESP Semi-Acoustic Eclipse ::

Guitar: ESP Semi-Acoustic Eclipse
Desc: Eclipse shaped red steel-stringed guitar. Semi-hollow mahony body
Inlay: Dots
Pickups: Piezo Electric pickup
Controls: 1 volume control
Note: Used for acoustic purposes during live shows


:: ESP Flying V #2 ::
Guitar: ESP Flying V #2
Desc: Black Flying V with white pickguard
Inlay: Doys
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume controls and 1 tone control
Note: This Looks Alot Like The KH-1 And Maybe Has had some changes


:: ESP M-II #6 "Frankenstein ::
Guitar: ESP M-II #6 "Frankenstein
Desc: Guitar with red Frankenstein graphics. The eyes are 2 bright shining lights
Inlay: THE MONSTER IS ALIVE & The inlays glow in the dark
Pickups: 2x EMG-81
Controls: 2 volume control and 1 tone control
Note: This guitar was used for the first time during the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2000


KIRK HAMMETT ROAD GEAR GUITARS 2010
Guitar ESP KH2 "Mummy
Guitar ESP M1 “Bride of Frankenstein
Guitar ESP KH-2 mirror pick guard
Guitar ESP LP Jr. sunburst
Guitar ESP Flying V Red Korina white pick guard
Guitar ESP KH-2 “Greenburst
Guitar ESP M2 black “Ouija
Guitar ESP M2 “white Ouija
Guitar ESP KH-2 "Caution Hot" sticker
Guitar ESP Flying V black w/ white PG “devil inlay
Guitar ESP KH-2 custom paint "by Mark Ryden
Guitar ESP M2 “Dracula- original
Guitar ESP M2 “Dracula- big
Guitar ESP M2 “Dracula-boat
Guitar ESP M2 Devil sticker
Guitar ESP KH20 20th Anniversary black translucent
Guitar ESP KH2 Black Caution Relic "Phoney
Guitar ESP KH2 Black Caution Relic "Faux"
Guitar ESP M2 Black “Ouija Mirror” inlay
Guitar ESP Spider 13” black
Guitar Jackson Flying V "Randy Rhodes
Guitar Jackson Flying V "Randy Rhodes" #11" copper
Guitar Jackson Fly-V"Randy Rhodes" black w/ white stripe
Guitar Gibson Les Paul translucent red tiger stripe
Guitar Gibson Les Paul black
Guitar Gibson Flying V black w/ gold hardware
Guitar Gibson Les Paul sunburst tiger stripe
Guitar Gibson Les Paul translucent black tiger stripe
Guitar Teuffel Niwa charcoal gray wood
Guitar Teuffel Birdfish charcoal gray


Kirk Hammett Amp Racks 2010
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier amp heads
Randall RM100KH Kirk Hammett Signature amp heads
Randall Kirk Hammett Signature 4x12 speaker cabinets
Shure UR4D wireless gear
TC Electronics G-Major fx unit
Dunlop Crybaby DCR-ISR wah control
Dunlop Kirk Hammett Signature wah pedals
Ibanez Tube Screamer
Digitech Whammy pedals
Line 6 MM4 modulation pedals
Line 6 DL4 delay pedals
Digitech Space Station pedal
Voodoo Lab Ground Control switcher
Furman AR Pro power conditioner
Isolation chamber road cases for guitar sounds


Kirk Hammett Other 2010
Ernie Ball RPS 11-48 strings
EMG 81 guitar pickups
Dunlop picks & 222 slides
Dunlop straps


Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system 2010
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system MJF-212A
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system MILO 90
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system MILO 120
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system MICA
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system Melodies
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system 600 HP
Meyer Sound floor monitors and PA system 700 HP


Ear Specs 2010
Sennheiser SR 2050 IEM in ear monitors
N/A Ultimate in-ears monitor buds


Backline crew on tour 2010
Zach Harmon
Justin Crew
Flemming Larsen
Chad Zaemisch
Aron Michalski


Repairs on tour 2010
Major guitar repairs and luthier work By Gary Brawer