Trying to achieve a tone similar to Jason Goss of Toothgrinder? We had the opportunity to talk with him and find out what gear goes into the complex sound he delivers.

Jason is mostly using PRS Guitars. His go-to guitar is a gorgeous 10-top Custom 24 (check out our CU24 review for more details) with a Burnt Maple Leaf Finish. It has a pattern thin neck with a satin finish and a PRS tremolo bridge. It is also fixed with PRS “Metal” pickups, PRS locking tuners, and Dunlop strap-locks. His backup guitar is a natural finish Custom 24 which is loaded with the articulate Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient combo. Other than PRS, he also has a completely modded-out Fender Strat. This one is sporting a Seymour Duncan Little 59’ in the bridge position.

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For his amp setup, Jason uses the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (rack-mount). His FX chain in front of his amp consists of a Line 6 G50 Wireless with a Boss tuner in the tuner output. After that it goes into an EHX POG>Seymour Duncan 805>EHX Memory Boy>Way Huge Swollen Pickle>Dunlop Volume Pedal>EHX Freeze. He also runs a TC Electronics G-Major in his FX loop. Finally, all of this sound is “blasting out of an Orange 4×12,” as Jason said!

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This article written by Zac Buras, our editor located in Louisiana.


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