- Apr 30, 2001
Does anyone know what Opeth is using for guitar amplification on the road? Specifically, what both Peter and Mikael are using?
To be honest, I think the guys could afford pretty much any amp they want, certainly via endorsment deals. The reasons that Mike uses Laney, and I asked him this in London, are fairly simple:
He uses the Boss GT6 or 8 for all live sounds and is happy with the Laney's power amp section.
Secondly, Laney were very helpful to Opeth in the early days with providing amps, so there is some loyalty there.
I don't really see how an amp can be "good" or "bad"..it's a matter of personal preference. I've owned Mesa's, Marshalls, Fenders, Vox, Soldano and VHT...my favourite is an old 1972 Marshall Mark II..many people might think it's a piece of shit compared to a more modern amp, but, the sound works for me..
Laneys are in no way bad amps, but it just goes to show you don't need a ridiculously expensive/complex rig to sound great. It's all about the player...