IRON MIKE NORTON
Iron Mike has been using Keeley effects for a very long time (over 20 years!) and even introduced his friend, Sonny Landreth to their pedals. Mike started buying Keeley's mods back in the early days of Ebay, and has been with them the whole way. He started with getting a pair of Ibanez TS-10's modded and has owned several pedals since. The one pedal that has never left his board is the legendary Keeley Compressor.
Iron Mike uses:
- Keeley 2 Knob Compressor (stolen)
- Keeley 4 Knob Compressor
- Keeley Compressor Plus
- Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive (stolen)
- Keeley 6 Stage Phaser (stolen)
- Keeley Neutrino (stolen)
- Keeley Nova Wah (stolen)
- Keeley Modded Ibanez TS-10 Tube Screamer (2)
CURT MANGAN STRINGS
Iron Mike uses a special set of strings he specifically developed for slide guitar for Curt Mangan in 2014. Watch the video discussing these strings can make playing slide guitar easier for some people. If you'd like a set of Iron Mike's custom slide guitar strings, you can get them at curtmangan.com
Iron Mike uses:
- Curt Mangan Custom Slide String Set (14-48)
- Curt Mangan Nickel Wound (11-48)
- Curt Mangan Phosper Bronze Acoustic Strings (11-52)
Make no mistake, the major reason I have the good fortune to use such fine products is because of WB Gear. They are the working musician's hero, and I am deeply grateful for their help. If you are a touring musician and would like to have access to some of the best gear on the planet, please go visit my friends at WB Gear and tell them Iron Mike Norton sent you.
Iron Mike uses Mental Case Inc. Pedal Board Cases
Iron Mike uses Big Bends Nut Sauce, and other Big Bends products.
Guitar Gifts 4U made a very nice leather strap for Iron Mike's Resonator. Please go visit them and custom order one for yourself.
OTHER GEAR IRON MIKE USES
Mike absolutely loves his PRS guitars, particularly the Zack Myers SE. H your are in the market for a new guitar, the Zack Myers SE is one of the best deals on the market.
iWe're about to create a controversy...Iron Mike gets his resonator guitars from China. Here's what he had to say about it:
I estimate 80% of the resonator guitars on the U.S. market right now are all made in the same Chinese factories. Companies are buying these guitars for about $150-350 a piece, and then marking them up anywhere from 100-1000%. This is whyeverybody is buying resonators that all look identical, and yet have different names on the headstock.,I spent a fair amount of time shopping resonators, and put my hands on just about all of them. Except for custom shops and the high end originals, th just about all are Chinese.
That doesn't mean they're bad guitars My metal bodied resonator turned out amazing after I set tt uo; but I bgouth it for $350, straight from the factory.
Iron Mike's Resonators
iron Mike has almost completely switched to using the Line 6 POD HD500X on tour, with no amp. He runs direct to the board. We will be uploading some of his custom patches here for those who want to know what settings he uses.
Line 6 Gear:
- Line 6 POD HD500X
- Line 6 POD XT
- Line 6 POD 2.0
- MESA BOOGIE F-50 HEAD
- EGNATER TWEAKER 15
- PEAVEY BANDIT (TEAL STRIPE)
- DIGITECH VOCALIST LIVE 3
- JENSEN SPEAKERS
ERNIE BALL THUMBPICKS
MACKIE PA SPEAKERS
CUSTOM MADE SLIDES (just get a copper pipe and cut it, ya'll)
BIG HEART SLIDES