Ben Sparaco

And The New Effect

-Gibson Custom Dickey Betts SG in open E tuning. Added master volume, 60s “Custom Made” plaque and tape design on the front and 50s Grover tuners.

-Fender 1959 Reissue Stratocaster.

-Fender/MJT Stratocaster.

-1953 Gibson Les Paul. Routed for humbuckers with Sheptone Blue Sky pickups.

-2016 Gibson L-00 Standard.


Effects and Pedals

Pedalboard signal chain: ARC Effects Big Green PI -> TC Electronic Polytune Mini -> Mu-Tron MicroTron III -> Keeley Electronics Mini Katana -> Bearfoot FX Model G+ -> Keeley Dyno My Roto -> MXR Phase 95 -> Keeley Delay Workstation -> Strymon Flint -> Electro-Harmonix 720 Looper



-Alessandro 1/2AZZ 50 watt head and 4×10 cabinet with two Alessandro Neo speakers and two Eminence/Alessandro SC-64 speakers.

-1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb with a JBL D120F speaker (main studio amp, live backup amp)

-1966 Fender Bassman 2×12 cabinet with JBL D120F speakers.


Slides, picks, strings, etc.:

-Coricidin bottle slides

-DR Pure Blues .11-50 strings

-DR Sunbeam .11-50 strings (acoustic)

-Adamas Graphite 2.00mm picks (often no pick)

-D’Addario Capos

-Alessandro and D’Addario cables


Other gear used live and in studio

1960s Kay Parlor Guitar,┬áMuleskinner Custom 20 watt “Little Martha” Amp, Alessandro 4×10 speaker cabinet, Tone Tubby 4×12 speaker cabinet, various wah pedals, Shure SM58 mics, SE Electronics VR1 mics, Shure SM7B mics, Electro-Voice 635C mic.


Proudly endorsing:

Keeley Electronics

Alessandro High End Products

Tone Tubby Speakers

Muleskinner Amps