Gear


Jim Lill’s signal chain as of 2020


1999 Tom Anderson Hollow T Classic
Acquired 2009
Swamp Ash Top on Swamp Ash Back
Hard Rock Maple Neck
Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack Bridge Pickup (installed in 2018)
Tom Anderson TD-1 Neck Pickup
All stock except bridge pickup
D’Addario XL 10-46 strings

Used for most lead guitar parts


2004 Gibson SG ’61 RI
Acquired in 2019
All stock, including the Sapphire Blue finish
D’Addario XL 10-46 strings

Used for most rhythm guitar parts


2006 Dr. Z Stingray head
Acquired in 2020
Serial #7
Usually paired with the Tom Anderson Hollow T Classic
Also owned a Stang Ray 1×12 combo from 2010-2012

2001 Carr Slant 6V 1×12 combo (used as a head)
Acquired in 2019
Usually paired with the Gibson SG


Dr. Z 2×12 open back cab
Acquired 2019
Celestion Blue (left) and Celestion Gold (right) speakers
Used with the Dr. Z Stingray


Carr 2×12 cab
Acquired 2019
Eminence Wizard (left) and Governor (right) speakers
Built as closed back, used with the back taken off
Used with the Carr Slant 6V


Shure SM57 microphones
Placed 2 fingers from the grille cloth
Aimed straight at the line between the dust cap (center circle part) and the cone

Run into a BAE 1073MP preamp channel


Keeley 2 Knob Compressor
Acquired 2019
Also owned one from 2010-2013

Used with Anderson for difficult chicken pickin leads or very country flavored rhythms


Xotic RC Booster
Acquired 2018

Used as a clean boost for leads, or to beef up dull sounding backline amps live


Paul C Timmy
Acquired 2018
Also owned one 2011-2013

Used for overdriven rock rhythm with the SG. Very versatile, could be used for anything.
White tape was used to turn the “T” into a “J”


Lovepedal Hermida Audio Zendrive
Acquired 2018

Used for overdriven leads with the Anderson through the Stingray


MXR Phase 90
Acquired 2019
Also owned EVH Phase 90 2010-2013

The feedback resistor (R28) has one leg clipped so there’s no feedback, like the script mode on an EVH phase 90

Used whenever something needs to be swirly like Skynyrd’s “Call Me The Breeze” or Waylon’s “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”


Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Acquired 2019
No mods
Also owned a Keeley Modded Boss TR-2 from 2010-2012

Used when a soft rhythm or lead needs some vintage texture


Boss DM-2W
Acquired 2019
Set for “S” mode
Fitted with Jim’s custom DM2W Tempo Decal

Used for slapback with the Anderson
Repeat Rate (time) usually near noon
Echo (mix) between 9 o’clock and noon
Intensity (feedback) at zero


Boss DM-2W
Acquired 2019
Set for “C” mode
Fitted with Jim’s custom DM2W Tempo Decal

Used for long delay, usually 8th note
Repeat Rate (time) usually near noon
Echo (mix) between 9 o’clock and noon
Intensity (feedback) between 9 o’clock and noon


Custom Pedalboard
Made in December 2019

Signal chain:
Sonic Research Turbo Tuner Mini
Buffer (under board)
Loopmaster Skinny 7-Loop Switcher
Loop 1 – Keeley Compressor
Loop 2 – Xotic RC Booster
Loop 3 – Paul C Timmy
Loop 4 – Lovepedal Hermida Zendrive
Loop 5 – FX Loop for Boss TR-2 and MXR Phase 90 when needed
Loop 6 – Boss DM2W (S-mode)
Loop 7 – Boss DM2W (C-mode)

George L’s cables
I/O box under the Keeley Compressor for pedalboard output and FX loop send/return
Strymon Zuma R300 and Ojai R30 power supplies under board
Based around a Pedaltrain Metro 20