Bill Hinds : Gear

As you can see, I'm not that much of a gear hoarder but I do get asked about what I use, so here it is. And I proudly endorse Epiphone electric guitars, Burchette acoustic guitars, Republic resonator guitars, Mesa/Boogie amps, everything Fractal Audio, PreSonus recording and audio gear, and Ernie Ball strings

Electric Guitars

  • 1990 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, modified*
  • 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1967 Gibson ES335 (lefty conversion by Collings)
  • Collings I35
  • Epiphone Sheraton II
  • Fender 1962 Reissue Telecaster
  • Bill Lawrence Swampcaster
  • Danelectro DC59 Reissue
  • Schecter C-1 E/A
  • Steinberger GP4, righty*
  • 80's Custom Hamer, righty*
  • 80's Ibanez "Frankenstrat" Roadstar, righty*


  • Fractal Audio Axe-FX II*
  • Line 6 Helix*
  • Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special
  • Mesa Boogie MkIIc Head w/2 Thiele EVM12 Cabs
  • Yamaha DG100 digital combo

Acoustic Guitars

  • 1972 Martin D-28, righty*
  • Custom Burchette
  • 80's Martin Sigma DR-28, righty*
  • Republic Tri-Cone Resonator


  • Fractal Audio Axe-FX II*
  • Fractal Audio MFC-101 Foot Controller
  • Line 6 Helix*
  • Axess Electronics BS2 buffer/splitter
  • Many stomp-boxes in various pedalboards at home


  • All guitars left-handed except where noted.
  • Right-handed guitars are strung lefty.
  • Strat modified with a switch that sends the bridge pickup directly to output, bypassing electronics.
  • Axe-FX II and Line 6 Helix are comprehensive amp-modeling, effects, and signal-routing systems.
  • Axe-FX II and Line 6 Helix patch directly into sound system or studio console.