Amaury has been using the MS Series by Hohner for his diatonic harps for their replaceable reed plates. He recently turned towards the Crossover model which individual reeds replacement abilities, and a perfect waterproofing, response and sound with their bamboo combs.
Hohner ACE 48
The ACE 48 Hohner chromatic harmonica was a great discovery for Amaury, because it offers an excellent trade-off between the great playability of the CX-12 series and the deep sound of more classical chromatics like the Toots Thielemans Chromonica models.
Collings guitars are built like the first Martin's, with an exquisite quality of realization. Exceptional handwork and choosing of woods give fantastic guitars, very dynamic, powerful and light.
This OM has powerful medium frequencies which make it a Ferrari for solos and single note playing.
Recording King RR-50-VS
A spider-cone round-neck resonator guitar for the times when it needs to be event more roots ! Rather cheap instrument but it does the job, easy to play, powerful and well made (except for the varnish layer which far too thick). Amaury mostly plays it for slide guitar in a G-Major open tuning.
Elixir Phosphor Bronze
These guitar strings have a special wound against oxidizing that allow us to make several shows with the same strings, which is are revolution in the world of acoustic guitar playing ! The sound of this Phosphor Bronze is also a bit softer and the finger noises a little bit attenuated than with classic strings.
Médiators Dunlop Ultex Jaz III XL
These picks are of the perfect material to avoid the plastic sound we find with classic nylon picks, and just not too hard not to wear the strings too fast.
Neural DSP Quad Cortex
This high quality device contains everything Amaury needs for his live performance, including looper, stellar reverb and effects, and with its 4 inputs and 6 outputs, all the instruments go through it.
This very flexible MIDI controller adds a few knobs to control the Quad Cortex !
Meinl Analog Stomp Box
Nice sounding and comfortable stomp box, it needs a touch of eq-ing to get the sound you want.
K&K Sound Trinity Pro System
This amplification system for acoustic guitars is a excellent trade-off. The three pickups glued very precisely under the bridge give a great guitar sound. The tone is good and the dynamics are true, and with a bit of EQing and some microphone modeling, the Collings is playing live with a near-studio quality sound !
This tiny microphone fixed on the harps holder gives Amaury the freedom of movement he always searched for. The sound is pure and clean, true the DPA philosophy.
Seydel Gecko Harmonica Holder
Really nice harmonica holder, which has the particularity to attach the harp magnetically and not with a spring clamp ! But even if it is highly adjustable, Amaury had to make a modification of the branches to raise the harmonica position for more playability and comfort.
This wireless system is used by both the guitars and the microphone, for a complete freedom of movement !
Capo G7TH Performance
At last a capo that allows you not to re-tune when you put it, and when you remove it. It can also be installed with one hand, which is convenient when you hold a harmonica in the other hand !
An extremely well-thought guitar stand that easily finds its place in every guitar case !