Brian "Head" Welch's Gear

-Why 7's ?

7 string guitars were introduced to band by Munky. According to Head: -"No way - I didn't. I did not know that the seven-string needed a revival. Munky,
I give him all the credit for the seven-string because he fell in love with them when he was 19 years old."
in further part of interview Head tells us about Steve Vai's plan to discontinue UV model and
about his first seven that Munky lent him before buying his own.
You can read the whole article here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/head_talks_how_korn_ended_up_using_7-strings_reacts_to_what_steve_vai_had_to_say_about_his_band.html

Okay! Let's move to the things you came here for :).


GUITARS
Done with help of @Zombiethirteen ,Sebastian,tecs99, Darrell J. G. :).

Chronological list of guitars used by Head.
Self title Era
1993

  • UV7PWH
    1994
  • UV7
    Life Is Peachy Era
    1996
  • LACS(?) RG7
    Pre-Follow The Leader
    1997
  • LACS RG7 - Trans Grey Tigerwood
    Follow The Leader Era
    1998
  • LACS RG7 - Natural finish
  • LACS RG7 - Satin Greenburst
  • LACS RG7 - Gloss Silverburst
  • RG7620 - Royal Blue
    Issues Era
    1999
  • LACS RG7 - "Issues Doll" Metallic Sparkle Orange
  • LACS RG7 - "Issues Doll" Metallic Sparkle Purple
    2000
  • LACS RG7 - Spare Silverburst ( Painted neck-swoosh logo)
    2001
  • K-7 ( various colors )
    Untouchables Era
    2002
  • LACS 7-string & 14-string double neck
    Take a look in a mirror Era
    2003
  • LACS RG7 - BLack "Uncle B"
  • LACS K-7 Black
    Head Left Korn
    2005
    Around 2012 - Love and Death / Solo
  • LACS RGD6 Baritone White
  • LACS RGD6 Baritone Black
  • LACS RGD6 Baritone Camo (Scott Von Heldt)
    Head Reunite with Korn - Paradigm Shift Era
    2013
  • LACS KOMRAD White Splatter ( WS )
    2014
  • LACS KOMRAD Red Splatter ( RS )
    2015
  • LACS RG7 ( JD's studio guitar )
    Serenity Of Suffering Era
    2016
    2017
  • ESP SH-7 ( Touring custom shop model )
  • ESP LTD SH-7 ( Regular model )
    The Nothing & Requiem
    ----------Nothing changed to this day---------Head is still using his ESP SH6.



    AMPS AND CABS
    (Much the same for Head and Munky)

    Self titled (1994-1997)
    Studio recordings: Hughes and Kettner , Peavey.
    Live performance: Same

    Life is Peachy
    Studio recordings: Marshall Plexi, MESA v30 Loaded Cabinets.

    Follow The Leader & Issues ERA (1998-2000).
    Studio recordings: !Modified! Marshall Plexi(Mostly Issues), Mesa Triple Rectifiers, Line 6 Flextone II.
    Live performance: Mesa Triple Rectifiers, Line 6 Flextone II - for clean and
    ambient tones. Hughes and Kettner v30 Loaded Cabs.

    Untouchable's & Take a look in a Mirror ERA (2001-2003).
    Studio recordings: !Modified! Marshall Plexi / Bogner Uberschall - Diezel VH4 COMBO , Triple Rectifiers.
    Live performance: Triple Rectifiers.

    Love and Death , Solo project. (...-2012)
    Studio recordings: Its not specified - im sure he used Bogners a lot. They were
    often visible in studio during his recording with Love and Death and Solo project.
    Live: Ubershalls were almost always in his touring rack. 2x (one for clean channel , one for dirty).
    Vid where you can see them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFLoNabRyxc&t=121s&ab_channel=ScottSVHVonHeldt

    Modern ERA (2013-Present).
    Studio recordings: !Modified! Marshall Plexi / Bogner Uberschall - Diezel VH4 COMBO ,
    Rockreverb Mk. III, Triple Rectifiers, Kemper Profiler.
    Live performance: ONLY Triple Rectifiers.

    AMP SETTINGS ,EFFECTS, RIG PHOTOS

    AMP SETTINGS

    Exact setting:
  • Bass 10
  • Mids 4 / 5
  • Treble 9
  • Presence 10
  • Master volume 5
  • Gain 10
    Mesa Rectifiers are different, i recommend tweaking the settings and using V30 cab
    to get the best result of air-pushing , growly bass.
    Pics of Head's Rig

    EFFECTS

  • Digitech XP-100 Whammy/Wah
  • Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
  • Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb / Delay
  • Boss BF-3 Flanger
  • Prescription Electronics Depth charge
  • Various switching stuff to change tones.