Memories of SLAYER's Jeff Hanneman
In Slayer's early days, Hanneman used a black Gibson Les Paul during the Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits era. In 1986 he began playing B.C. Rich, notably a Rich Bich model with various graphics on it. By the end of the 80's he was seen using a BC Rich Gunslinger. In 1990 he began playing the famous Jackson Soloist that he would use constantly over the next decade. Around 2000/2001 Jeff switched to ESP guitars and had his own signature model made, based on his Jackson Soloist. When touring, Hanneman carried six guitars due to the different tunings he utilized. Most albums such as Haunting the Chapel - Divine Intervention and World Painted Blood have E-flat tuning. However, albums such as Diabolus in Musica - Christ Illusion feature alternate tunings and the first album Show No Mercy was recorded in standard tuning, while live performances of the respective songs were played in E-flat since about 1984.
- ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model: ESP Jeff Hanneman is an electric guitar model distributed by ESP for the late Jeff Hanneman of the thrash metal band Slayer. Despite it being his signature guitar, the instrument is not exactly to the original specifications. Hanneman's own instruments (all modeled after his favorite Jackson Soloist - the guitar used on most of Slayer's albums) have pure maple, not alder, bodies. The ESP edition originally featured a Floyd Rose tremolo, which upset a large number of Slayer fans. In response, ESP began offering the Kahler 2315. The body does not feature the Oakland Raiders and Dead Kennedys stickers shown on his guitar that he played on stage. Also the neck bindings above the 12 fret do not feature the SS runes inlays.
- Jackson Custom Shop Soloist with 2 EMG Pickups
- EMG 81/85 Pick-ups with EMG SPC Mid-Boost circuit
- Kahler bridges
- D'Addario .009-.042 Strings
- Shure Wireless System,
- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah-Wah Pedal
- Eventide H3000S Harmonizer
- MXR Super Comp
- MXR Smart Gate
- BOSS RGE-10 (10 band EQ)
both Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer can be seen playing in front of a total of 24 cabinets. The JCM800 series (Model 2210 and others) is a line of guitar amplifiers made by Marshall Amplification.
- Marshall JCM-800 amplifiers
- Marshall ModeFour Speaker Cabinets (Either 280 or 400 Watt Models)
|Jeff Hanneman's 3 x 6 stack of Marshall ModeFour dummy guitar cabinets on stage at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in 2008.|