-Gibson Custom Dickey Betts SG in open E tuning. Added 60s “Custom Made” plaque and tape design on the front and 50s Grover tuners.
-1953 Gibson Les Paul in standard, drop D, and open E tuning. Routed for humbuckers with Sheptone Blue Sky pickups.
-90s Fender ’57 Reissue Stratocaster with Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups.
-1959 Silvertone U-1 in standard and open E tuning.
-1959 Gibson LG-1 with a K&K Pure Mini Pickup
-1970 Harmony Mandolin with a DeArmond pickup
Effects and Pedals
Pedalboard signal chain: TC Electronic Polytune -> Earthquaker Devices Spatial Delivery Envelope Filter -> J Rockett Audio Devices Archer Overdrive -> Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Delay -> Alessandro Switchbox.
-Alessandro 1/2AZZ 50 watt head and 4×10 cabinet with two Alessandro Neo speakers and two Eminence/Alessandro SC-64 speakers. Alessandro Muzzle Attenuator is used in smaller venues.
-1967 Fender Super Reverb
-1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb with a JBL D120F speaker (main studio amp, live backup amp)
-1966 Fender 2×12 cabinet with JBL D120F speakers
Slides, picks, strings, etc.:
-Dunlop Blues Bottle Slides size 275 (medium size, heavy wall thickness)
-DR Pure Blues .11-50 strings (.12-52 in open C#)
-DR Sunbeam .11-50 strings (acoustic)
-Adamas Graphite 2.00mm picks (Ben usually doesn’t play with a pick)
-Alessandro and D’Addario cables
Other gear used live and in studio
1960s Kay Parlor Guitar, Muleskinner Custom 20 watt “Little Martha” Amp, Alessandro 4×10 speaker cabinet, Tone Tubby 4×12 speaker cabinet, various tremolos, various wah pedals, Shure SM58 mics, Se VR1 mics, Neuman U67 mics, Shure SM7B mic, Electro-Voice 635C mic.