Richard Kruspe Equipment

Richard Kruspe Biography

ESP Richard Z RZK-1 (Signature Richard)

esp richard z rzk-1

Construction: Neck-thru body
Scale: 25.5
Body: Alder
Neck: 3-piece Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Rammstein Custom
Bridge: Floyd Rose
Nut: Lock Nut
Pickups: EMG 81 with Chrome covers
Frets: 24
Control: Master Volume, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Colours: Custom Titanium finish
Price: 2000 Euro

ESP Eclipse-II VTB

esp eclipse II vtb

Construction: Set neck
Body: Mahogany w/flamed maple top (VHB), mahogany (VTB), mahogany w/quilted maple top (ACSB, STBC)
Neck: 3-piece Hard Maple
Inlay: Flags w/ESP at 12th Fret
Bridge: Gotoh tune-o-matic w/stop tailpiece
Pickups: EMG-81 active set
Frets: 22 XJ
Electronics: 2 volume & 1 tone control w/3-way toggle
Binding: White (VHB, ACSB, STBC), aged triple white (VTB)
Hardware: Chrome (VHB, ACSB), black (STBC), gold (VTB) + Sprezel locking tuners
Price: 1899 USD

ESP Deluxe EC-1000

ltd deluxe ec-1000

Construction: Set neck
Body: Mahogany (quilted maple top on STBC, flamed maple top on ASB)

Scale: 24,75
Neck: 3-pc. mahogany/rosewood
Inlay: Abalone flags w/model name at 12th fret
Bridge: ros locking w/stop tailpiece
Pickups: EMG-81 and EMG-60
Frets: 24 XJ
Electronics: Volume, tone, 3-way toggle
Binding: White w/abalone (body, neck, headstock)
Hardware: gold (BLK), black (STBC)
Colors: Black, See-thru Black Cherry

Price: 4000 USD

ESP KH-2 signature Kirk Hammett

esp kh2 signature kirk hammett

Construction: Neck-thru-body
Body: Alder
Scale: 25.5
Neck: Maple/rosewood
Inlay: Skull & Bones
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose
Pickups: EMG-81 active set
Frets: 24 XJ
Electronics: 2 volume, tone, 3-way slotted toggle
Binding: None
Hardware: black
Colors: Black
Price: 2400 USD

ESP KH-4 Kirk Hammett limited edition

esp kh 4 kir khammett limited edition

Construction: Neck-thru-body
Body: Alder
Scale: 25.5
Neck: Maple/rosewood
Inlay: Skull & Bones
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose
Pickups: EMG-81 active set
Frets: 24 XJ
Electronics: 2 volume, tone, 3-way slotted toggle
Binding: None
Hardware: black
Colors: Black
Price: 2400 USD

TAKAMINE EF341SC

takamine ef341sc

Construction: Neck-thru-body
Body shape: Dreadnought C/A
Rosette: Concentric Rings
Top: Solid Cedar
Inlay: Snowflake
Back: Maple
Sides: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Electronics: CT4B
Tuners: Chrome
Features: Bound fretboard. Also Available as left handed model.
Price: 2400 USD

SansAmp PSA-1

SansAmp PSA-1

The SansAmp PSA-1 incorporates the advantages of digital programmability while preserving a 100% analog signal path. Not just another pre-amp, the controls are designed to provide you with the flexibility to achieve virtually any professionally miked tube amp/speaker cabinet system sound.

Other amplifiers: Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier, Rath Amplification

 


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82 COMMENTS

  1. Plz plz plz plz plz one to INDIA !!!!!
    You are my GOD RICHARD.!!!
    India is awaiting for you… N it’s been soo long !
    It’s a fuckin beggin request plz plz come to India
    Here are billions of ur fans here !!!!
    I really hope that you come to India…
    And RAMMSTEIN N EMIGRATE—-> MEANS REAL MUSIC !
    Rest all SUCK BE IT ANY METALLICA OR ANY OTHER !!!
    Juss come your here on an EMIGRATE & RAMMSTEIN TOUR!!!!

  2. Just incase anyone didn’t notice yet, Richard ONLY uses his signature RZK-1 and RZK-2 exclusively now. They have different paint jobs.

    He still uses his Voodoo modded Dual Rectifiers. And I’m guessing he still uses the dual recfifiers 4×12’s.

  3. Dylan,

    If I could argue with you I would, but I cant find a good enough reason to do so. It seems that you are well educated on such matters, and am glad to see that Rammstein is a kind of obsessive/love type of thing to you as well.
    Keep on Kickin-Ass!!!!!!

  4. Also, I find he has a solo style more reminiscent of Angus Young, listen to the song “New York City”, you’ll hear it.

  5. @Sig-SauerP226

    Well, he does use the ESP KH-2, which IS the signature guitar for Kirk Hammett, and Richard’s signature is pretty much a recreation of the KH-2, but his has a modernized Mosrite body and Gibson-like headstock.

    But, also, a LOT of bands use Dual Rectifier heads. Now, I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m pretty sure Richard is a Metallica fan, and I read somewheres that he talks to Hammett often.

  6. i wish you could learn me to play guitar…but since you probably cant im just gonna have to learn to play myself…(you PWN)

  7. I ran across some discussion about Richard being a Metallica fan and find myself laughing at some people’s thoughts about this issue. I’m going to present 3 undeniable facts.

    1. If you were to look at Kirk Hammett’s setup from 1990’s onward you would see a very similiar one to Richard’s.
    ESP’s with Floyd Rose and EMG 81’s and Mesa Boogie Rectifiers.

    2. If you were to anaylize Richard’s solo style, chugging heavy-ass riffing and even sound tone, you would see many similiarities, not copies by any means, but influence.

    3. How could any metal guitarist fom the past 20 years not be somewhat influenced by James and Kirk. Hell they wrote the damn book on modern metal guitar playing.

    Metallica’s influence on Richard may not have been discussed in any interviews but it doesn’t have to be. Its a given if you have any musical knowledge. By no way am i saying Rammstein is a Metallica cover band, no fuckin’ way. Rammstein has a place within my life and mind that no other band can even approach, with that being said, Richard has done no wrong whatsoever on this subject, quite the opposite.
    Only a dumbass would ignore Metallica as an inspiration.

    Rammalied down to my soul and LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!

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