Michael Hedges

Michael Hedges

circa 1996

from Michael Hedges’ Stage Rig, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Wikipedia

  • Microphone: Shure SM-15 headset > Samson UT-4 transmitter > Samson UR-4 receiver > TC Electronic TC 1140 > XLR to PA
  • Acoustic Guitar: 1971 Martin D-28 ("Barbara") > (A: FRAP 4 piezo > Trance Audio custom preamp > Vega T-677 transmitter > Vega R-677 receiver > TC Electronic TC 1140 > XLR to PA) / (B: Sunrise S-1 magnetic > Samson UT-4 transmitter > Samson UR-4 receiver > TC Electronic TC 1140 > TC Electronic TC 1210 > XLR to PA)
  • Low-Strung Acoustic Guitar: Lowden L-250, Martin J-65M, custom Takamine > LR Baggs Ribbon Transducer and Sunrise S-1 > LR Baggs custom preamp > Samson UT-4 transmitter > Samson UR-4 receiver > TC Electronic TC 1140 > TC Electronic TC 1210 > XLR to PA
  • Harp Guitar: 1920s Dyer > (A: FRAP 4 piezo > Trance Audio custom preamp > Countryman Active DI > XLR to PA) / (B: Barcus Berry and Sunrise S-1, or FRAP and autoharp pickup > TC Electronic Sustain/Parametric EQ > TC Electronic SCF > Countryman Active DI x2 > XLR to PA)
    • Other Guitars: custom 1978 Ken DuBourg, custom Ervin Somogyi, 1910s black Knutsen harp guitar, Steve Klein electric harp guitar
  • Strings: D'Addario strings (13/17 plain and 26/34/46/56 nickel-wound on D-28; 15 plain and 20/30/38/49/64 nickel-wound on low-strung; 10/13/17 Steinberger plain and 26/36/46 Steinberger nickel-wound on electric harp guitar)
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