Meshuggah generally relies on the classic Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier for all their crushing riffs in the studio. Though on their most recent album Immutable, the band diverted away from their usual choice into something a little different.
“In the studio, most of our albums have fallen back on Dual Rectifiers. Those are the go-to amps for us,” said Meshuggah guitarist Mårten Hagström. “This time, I found the EVH 5150 III 100-watt heads to be exactly what we were looking for. They had the gain, control and Mesa/Boogie-ness we needed, but with a more raw and unbridled kind of tone. They sounded less predictable, more organic.”
Hagström also revealed that he switched out his usual Fortin 33 as a booster for Misha Mansoor’s Precision Drive. “The gate on it isn’t really all that good – it’s cool for live use but in the studio it needs some work. But the sound of the Precision Drive going into the EVH was super.”
But don’t worry – Hagström is still using his trusty Ibanez M8M Custom in the studio. Damn thing is a tank.