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Rick Beato offers viewers a guided tour of his studio – together with the ‘secret stuff’ he retains behind the digital camera

Rick Beato offers viewers a guided tour of his studio – together with the ‘secret stuff’ he retains behind the digital camera

YouTube guitar guru Rick Beato has been sharing some secrets and techniques from his studio, and displaying off his monumental gear assortment within the course of. 

His newest clip is a guided tour of his studio and its full of little gear nuggets, memorabilia and a few inspiring earlier than and after footage detailing the 2005 construct. Beato stories it took 4 months at six days per week (plus numerous assist from his pals) to finish the mission, and that they did all of the constructing work, except electrical wiring and H-VAC set up. 

Alongside the best way we’re handled to a cross-section of his extremely spectacular guitar assortment. The start line, is maybe clearly, Beato’s forthcoming signature Les Paul Special, however there’s way more hidden within the racks.  

Rick Beato studio tour

Beato particulars the guitar stored throughout a number of racks within the stay room (Picture credit score: YouTube / Rick Beato)

In his primary rack, there’s a purple 1972 Les Paul Deluxe (with mini humbuckers, Pelham Blues Les Paul Commonplace, 1990 white Les Paul Customized, 1956 Les Paul Goldtop reissue (with P-90s) and a 1959 Les Paul reissue and a Les Paul Traditional (“with snot inexperienced fret markers”), which was favored closely throughout his years as a session participant. 

He additionally factors out his most well-liked Dunlop Max Grip nylon customary guitar picks, describing them as “The one ones I can maintain onto anymore – in all probability as a result of I’m an outdated man”.

On rack two we see a PRS Customized 24, McCarty 594, Ernie Ball five-string bass guitar (a StringRay), Fender P-Bass, Rickenbacker 4003 bass, his well-known 2003 Yellow Les Paul Particular, an SG with P-90s and a white Kiesel (a now-discontinued CT3, is our greatest guess)

Over on the third rack, Beato mentions a Martin D-28, 1957 Gibson Nation Western, a custom-built Charvel San Dimas Fashion 1 with a rosewood neck and a {custom} Strat – each constructed by buddy Dave Onorato, plus a Gibson SG in Pelham Blue.

Dotted in regards to the studio all through the remainder of the 18-minute clip, there’s a purple Gibson J-45, an Ibanez Pat Metheny, Strandberg headless electrical, Fender Esquire, Fender Electrical XII 12-string, 1997 Danelectro U2 single minimize, a Taylor 12-string. And that’s simply the stuff we are able to make out.

Rick Beato studio tour

A glimpse of among the key amps within the isolation sales space, plus Beato’s purple Gibson J-45 (Picture credit score: YouTube / Rick Beato)

Within the isolation sales space, Beato takes us by a few of his favored guitar amp decisions, together with a Magnatone (not coincidentally, it’s paired with an Iron Man II attenuator), a Darkglass Alpha Omega head and cab, MESA/Boogie Twin Rectifier, Park 18-watt head and cab, white Marshall JCM800 and his Marshall hand-wired Plexi reissue with a 1971 cupboard.  

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There are additionally quite a few piles of pedals, together with vital banks of Boss and MXR compacts, plus EHX and Common Audio gear, alongside extra pedalboard staples such because the Keeley Compressor and a Darkglass Alpha Omega distortion/preamp.

Nevertheless, Beato saves his huge reveal – the gear he retains behind the digital camera – for final. Followers have been asking him to point out the opposite aspect of the stay room for years, and it seems it’s stuffed with combo amps, so we’re glad they requested… 

Included within the pile is a Vox AC30, two Fender Deluxe Reverbs, a Fender Princeton, a Gibson Skylark, Keith Williams custom-built head, 1971 Marshall JMP and a Boss Katana, amongst others. 

It’s an astonishing assortment constructed throughout years of high-level enjoying and producing, however maybe essentially the most significant merchandise is among the many humblest – the 1974 Guild classical guitar that Beato says he has owned since 1977. “I cherished that guitar,” says Beato. “I performed 1,000,000 gigs on it.” 

It’s the instrument that began all of it and a pleasant reminder (particularly to these of us feeling severe envy) that each collector – and each epic assortment – begins with one guitar.

Take a look at the complete video above and head over to Beato’s YouTube channel (opens in new tab) to subscribe for future updates.

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Matt Parker

Matt is a contract journalist who has spent the final decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Complete Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Magazine and Digital Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk (opens in new tab), which goals to share the concepts that make inventive existence extra sustainable. He performs guitar, however shouldn’t be allowed close to your delay pedals.

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