Get the Sound Of… Zach Myers

Dec 13, 2016


Shinedown’s guitar-driven heavy rock has been carving them out a following since 2001, and since 2005 – the point where they started to earn their greatest success – a large part of that has been Zach Myers.

As an active member of two bands, a manager for a third, married to another musician and with an extensive collection, Myers is a student of music and his stage gear is very carefully curated to get exactly the effects he wants.

The Guitar

Known to have a collection of over 200 classic guitars, Myers uses three on stage, all of them customs by PRS including the PRS SE Zach Myers Signature 2014.

The Rack;

These transmit via a Samson wireless transmitter to his rack, which features a Voodoo Lab control switcher, a Boss DC-2 Dimension C and CS-3 Compressor, Digitech XHP Hyper Phase, the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, an Electro Harmonix Micro Pog, and a Lehle Little Dual amp switcher.

The Pedal Board

Tucked away offstage, Myers’ pedal board includes an Ernie Ball volume pedal, the ubiquitous Digitech Whammy pedal, a Dunlop Buddy Guy Signature Wah, a Boss Chromatic Tuner, a vintage Uni-Vibe, and three Voodoo Lab offerings: the Pedal Power AC, Pedal Power 2 Plus, and the Ground Control Pro.

Amps

Myers uses a combination of Diezel Herbert amps for dirty sounds, a Fender Bassman for clean sounds, and a Diamond Spitfire II for dirty sounds.