Slipknot (band)#Band members

Mick Thomson, whose full name Mickael Gordon Thomson ( born November 3, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa) is the lead guitarist for the nu-metal band Slipknot, in which he has the pen number "7".


Mick Thomson grew up in Des Moines along with other band members of Slipknot. Before he became a member of Slipknot, he was a guitar teacher and a member of the band Body Pit, in the later Slipknot members, Donnie Steele and Paul Gray played.

Thomson joined Slipknot in 1995, where he replaced the former guitarist Craig Jones, who then took over the sampling of the band.

Thomson takes his pseudonym serious than all the other band members of Slipknot as number # 7. The lettering seven he has tattooed on his left forearm. It was also the last three guitar models he used, the lettering seven in the guitar neck incorporated. Another distinguishing feature is that he has always rolled up the sleeves of his jacket at concerts.

Thomson has a special interest in serial killers. He says they fascinated him, but he himself was by nature not a violent man. According to bandmate Corey Taylor, Thomson is an " avid poet ."

Thomson wears a metallic -looking leather mask.


  • Guitars:

Custom BC Rich with HATE initials, by the way he plays on a Jackson Custom King V, as well as on a Jackson DR3 Dinky Reverse Ibanez RG470 and a ( but is no longer used during performances). Ibanez developed with Mick extra one model for him, the Ibanez MTM 1 with "Seven " inlay in the colors " Bloodred " and "Black ". 2010 came as a second Ibanez Signaturemodell the Ibanez MTM 2 on the market which is equipped with a FX Edge III bridge, but only available in black or white is. Furthermore, he uses picks his signature Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups and Dunlop Jazz III.

  • Amplifier and speakers:

Mick Thomson uses a Boss GX 700 Effects Processor with Boss GT -3 Multi Effects Pedal, a Mesa Boogie 2:90 Power Amp Simulclass and a Marshall JMP1 tube pre-amp and a 400 watt Carvin 4x12 Speaker Cabinet. Recently, he played a Rivera Mick Thomson Signature Seven KR7 amp and a 4x12 Celestion Speakers 100 Watts Special Seven Cabinet.


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