RockView Rig Rundown with Buckcherry

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In this very first issue of RockView Rig Rundown we catch up with California rockers Buckcherry. We will be taking an inside look at the gear they use while out on the road as well as in the studio. We will also be sitting down with guitarist Stevie D.

Billy Rowe’s Rig Rundown


Rock N Roll Relics Revenge Model – single dog ear ‘Seymour Duncan’ silencer

Rock N Roll Relics Revenge Model – DiMarzio 36 anniversary PAF’s

Rock N Roll Relics Lightning Model – DiMarzio 36 anniversary PAF

Rock N Roll Relics Blackheart Model – Seymour Duncan antiquity

Rock N Roll Relics Starfighter Model – TV Jones powertron

Amps & Cabinets:

Marshall 1978 JMP 100 Watt

Friedman Dirty Shirley 45 Watt.

(2) Marshall 1960 reissue cabinets loaded with 65 Watt Celestions.


Dunlop Cry Baby Auto Return wah

MXR Analog Chorus

Solodallas Shaffer Replica Storm


MXR Vintage Octave

MXR Phase 95

MXR Carbon Copy

MXR Reverb

MXR CAE buffer

DigiTech Polyphonic Drop Pedal

Shure pedal wireless

Kelly Lemieux’s Rig Rundown

Basses: (not pictured)

Spector Forte 4 Helium

Spector NS 4 Relic

Spector 4X limited edition Euro

Amps & Cabinets:

Aguilar Tone Hammer 700

Aguilar DB 412 cabinet


Tech 21 dUg Pinnick Distortion

Aguilar Chorus

Darkglass Electronics Vintage Ultra reverb

RRR: What was the first guitar you ever owned?

STEVIE: My first guitar was a Ibanez TF200, which was Ibanez copying the Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty. I played it for several years and then traded it for a Gibson Explorer.

RRR:What piece of gear contributes the most to your tone?

STEVIE: I would say my tone is from a Les Paul or a SG into a Marshall style amp. That’s what you’re gonna hear on the albums and that’s what you hear live. Right now I am running a Friedman, which is basically a JCM800 circuit. I’m also running simultaneously a Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII. That’s the bulk of my tone.

RRR: What tunings do you use?

STEVIE: We use several different tunings in this camp. It’s usually Eb Standard, but a song like Lit Up or Slammin is in open G. We use open E in a song called Carousel.

RRR: Do you have a practice routine?

STEVIE: Usually now that I’m older I need to warm up considerably. I’ll spend the first half hour with the tv on in the front lounge and just do some stretching and bending exercises and maybe some wide phrasing.

RRR: Who was your biggest influence when learning guitar?

STEVIE: When I was growing up started taking this seriously it was Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young and Jimmy Page. If I had to pick one and looked back at my playing it’s probably Angus Young, but when I was a kid I hailed Jimi Hendrix the most.

RRR: Did you ever play any instruments other than guitar?

STEVIE: I started on piano as a kid and then by the time I was in junior high I switched to trumpet. Right around there I also paired up with guitar. And all instruments my mom made me play. I didn’t want play any of them. Fast forward I get into high school and I’m playing hockey and everyone else is getting bigger except me. Well we all started to chase girls and I played at a party and I noticed a lot of girls were liking it. Well I had my heartbroken and them out all my efforts into guitar learning Randy Rhoads and Yngwie Malmsteen. I just wanted to shred! That’s when I made guitar playing my own and not for my mom.

Stevie D’s Rig Rundown


2007 Gibson ES-355

2008 Gretsch 6120 with TV Jones Brian Setzer Pickups

1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom

2017 Sully 92


Friedman Dirty Shirley 45

Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII


Electro Harmonix POG2

MXR Analog Chorus

Dunlop Echoplex Delay

MXR Sugar Drive

Dunlop Crybaby Wah

We would like to thank Buckcherry for being a part of the RockView Rig Rundown

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