Manson Prophet Stealth

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This is a series of nearly identical Prophet Stealth guitars, built for Bellamy in 2019 for the Simulation Theory World Tour. Both guitars feature the new custom guitar synth system built by MIND Music Lab. The synth is ran via one of the earliest models of the Fishman TriplePlay Connect, a streamlined TriplePlay system that can be attached to the guitar, which was first showcased at Winter NAMM '19 and later released to the public in July of the same year. The on-guitar module features two buttons and a thumb wheel, which can be assigned to a variety of controls in the app in which it's being used (in Matt's case, Arturia's Prophet V).

Manson Prophet Stealth 1.0

Manson Prophet 1.0
Prophet Stealth 1.0
Manufacturer Manson Guitars/MIND Music Labs/Fishman/Arturia
Used 2019-02-22
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Black paint
Wood Body: Mahogany (presumed)
Neck: Maple (presumed)
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac single coil
Bridge: Psychopaf PF-1 (presumed)
Special circuits Custom ELK MusicOS system built into the guitar running Arturia Prophet Synth

Background

The guitar is exactly the same as the Matt Black Stealth model range, except it has the custom synth installed in it.

In an interview in 2019, Matt's guitar tech Chris Whitemyer mentioned Matt wanted to play synth on the new tour. When at the 2019 winter NAMM show, he approached the MIND Music Lab booth, organising the first meeting with MIND, Fishman and Arturia right at the show floor.[1]

In less then a month, they designed and engineered a custom built Prophet V guitar, presumably based around the Matt Black Stealth.

Touring

Bellamy first got the guitar one week before the show and he tested it by leaving it on for the whole week, continuously turning it on and off, jumping up and down with it and bouncing it off a matress. Withstanding the Bellamy test, he first used it at the first show of the tour. According to his tech, it ran flawlessly.

The Prophet Stealth was also used for Madness during the Houston gig, allthough the guitar choice for Madness was, on later gigs of the US tour (before Matt got the Manson TronCaster), reverted back to the Manson Matt Black Stealth.

This guitar is labeled by Matt's tech as "5", "8" and "Synth".

Songs used for

Manson Prophet Stealth 2.0

Manson Prophet 2.0
Prophet Stealth 2.0
Manufacturer Manson Guitars/MIND Music Labs/Fishman/Arturia
Used
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Black paint
Wood Body: Mahogany (presumed)
Neck: Maple (presumed)
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac Humbucker
Bridge: Psychopaf PF-1 (presumed)
Special circuits Custom MIND Music Labs's ELK MusicOS system built into the guitar running Arturia Prophet Synth

Background

This guitar is, in terms of specifications, exactly the same like the first built Prophet Stealth, except it features a Sustainiac Humbucker instead of a single coil Sustainiac, and a covered pickup instead of an uncovered one.

The neck features the old Manson logo, as does the pickup.

It is not sure, if this guitar was handed over to Matt already, or only servres as display model.

Touring

This guitar wasn't used live yet.

Prophet Stealth Gallery

References


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