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)
Gotoh Modern Tele Brass Bridge (installed in 2020, not shown in picture)
Tom Anderson TD-1 Neck Pickup
D’Addario XL 10-46 strings


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

Used when humbuckers are needed


2006 Dr. Z Stingray head
Acquired in 2020
Serial #7
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
Serial #46


Carr 2×12 closed back cab
Acquired 2019
Fender Special Design speakers made by Eminence, pulled from a 1995 Fender Twin


Dr. Z 2×12 open back cab
Acquired 2019
Celestion Blue speakers


Shure SM57 microphone
Used on Carr cab, pointed at the line between dust cap and cone, 2 fingers away from grille cloth

Sennheiser MD421 microphone (not pictured)
Used on Z cab, between edge of dust cap and edge of cone, right on grille cloth
Before February 2020 the 57 was used on the Z. Since then it’s the 421.

Both run into a Vintech 473 preamp as of August 2020.
BAE 1073MP from August 2019-August 2020.


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

Used with Anderson into Carr for difficult chicken pickin leads or very country flavored rhythms. Also used for pedal steel.


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

Very versatile, could be used for anything.
White tape was used to turn the “T” into a “J”


Original Hermida Audio Zendrive
Acquired in 2020, picture shows a Lovepedal Zendrive acquired in 2018

Used for midrangey overdrive


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

Spray painted white in 2020


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

Spray painted black in 2020


Boss DM-2W
Acquired 2019
Set for “S” mode

Spray painted blue in 2020

Repeat Rate (time) usually near noon
Echo (mix) between 9 o’clock and noon
Intensity (feedback) at zero


Other gear not pictured:
XTS I/O box with buffered guitar in and unbuffered amp out
Sonic Research Turbo Tuner Mini
Line 6 M5 (for analog voiced tap delay and all other effects)