Damon Wood


May 9th, 2007

My Stuff

Ok, so I have to admit that I have become sort of a gear head.


  • 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard Gold-top.
  • 1996 Gibson Les Paul Special.
  • 1995 Gibson ES 335.
  • 2010 Gibson SG Standard 60’s.
  • 2008 Fender American Standard Telecaster.
  • 2012 Fender FSR Ash Butterscotch Telecaster.
  • 2007 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.

I also still have my retired and semi-broken Gibson Sonex 180 (signed by Gang of Four) and my old ESP Frankenstrat. I use 11-49s.


  • Mesa Lone Star “Classic” (original 1×12 combo, converted to a head)
  • Mesa Lone Star Special 1×12 combo
  • Mesa Mini Rectifier 25
  • Mesa TransAtlantic 15
  • Marshall 2204 50 watt JCM800 half stack (since Engine 88)
  • Vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb
  • Egnater Tweaker 15 head
  • Too many 1×12 and 2×12 cabinets

I seem to like Mesa/Boogie amps quite a bit. Locavore thing, I guess.


Lots of Barber Electronics and Fulltone. MXR is sneaking back into the fold too.


Curtis Bumpy

  • GUITARS: Tele, 335
  • EFFECTS: Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah > Fulltone Mini-Deja Vibe > Xotic EP Booster > Barber Gain Changer > Barber Compact Direct Drive > Fulltone Supa-Trem > TC Mini PolyTune
  • AMP: Mesa Lone Star Classic

ZZ Topless

  • GUITARS: SG, LP, Strat
  • EFFECTS: TC PolyTune > Voodoo Labs Micro Vibe > Xotic EP Booster > Timmy > Barber Direct Drive SS > Barber Small Fry > MXR Micro Chorus > MXR Carbon Copy
  • AMP: Lone Star

Engine 88

  • GUITARS: Gibson Sonex 180; Gibson Les Paul Special
  • AMP: Marshall JCM800 & 1960A 4×12 cabinet
  • EFFECTS: Sovtek Big Muff Pi > Boss GE-7 Graphic EQ (pre); Boss CE-2 Chorus > Ibanez AD-9 Analog Delay (post)

Smoking Section

  • GUITARS: ESP Strat; Subway Tele
  • AMPS: Mesa-Boogie Mark III 60 Watt head & 2×12 Boogie cabinet; Fender Bassman silverface head & Sonic 2×12 cab.
  • EFFECTS: Crybaby > Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer > ProCo Rat (pre); Roland DEP-5 > Yamaha SPX-900 (post)

The Current Rig



3 Comments Comments»

  1. jacki says

    It’s all about The Buttah, baby!

    May 11th, 2007 | #

  2. Jeff Shirley says

    Hey Damon – “Clean Your Room” is still my favorite record of all time. I was fortunate to see Engine 88 once live (Stork Club, I think). The sound from that JCM 800 blew me away. I played a Strat through a Twin Reverb back then, but had no idea how good a guitar could sound. My cousin turned me on to you guys, and I told him, “Man, do I need a new rig.” Thanks for the gear breakdown. – Jeff.

    June 10th, 2013 | #

  3. Damon says

    Yes, that moment when you realize you need a Marshall. Mine was the first time I saw Jawbreaker. Thanks for the comment, Jeff, it’s good to know CYR is still rattling windows out there.

    June 10th, 2013 | #

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