-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.
-2016 Gibson L-00 Standard.
Effects and Pedals
Pedalboard signal chain: TC Electronic Polytune -> Earthquaker Devices Spatial Delivery Envelope Filter -> Analogman Prince of Tone Overdrive -> Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Delay -> Strymon Flint Reverb/Tremolo.
-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 Electronics VR1 mics, Shure SM7B mic, Electro-Voice 635C mic.