Carlos Santana Rig Rundown

On April 23, 2014, Premier Guitar Magazine met with Carlos Santana's guitar tech, Ed Adair, before a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Adair showed them Santana's collection of custom PRS guitars and a collection of holy grail amps.

May 8, 2014

After being retired from use for some time, Santana's original, snakeskin-covered 100-watt Mesa/Boogie is back onstage with the master. Santana also plays through a pair of Dumble Overdrive Reverbs and a pair of Bludotone Universal Tone heads, one of which is a prototype.

The amps drive a pair of paisley-covered PRS 4x12 cabs. One cab is loaded with four Celestion Vintage 30s, the other sports two Celestion Vintage 30s and two Celestion G12-65s.




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