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The Manson DR Series is a limited series of 99 identical guitars, released by Manson in 2016 as special 'Numbers' editions, with all of them having a special marking of "DRONE:0X" on the body. The guitars were designed by Bellamy after his inspiration during the making of the album [[Drones (album)|Drones]]. The guitars appear to have been built around the [[Manson Matt Black 2.0 (batch)|Manson Matt Black 2.0]]. According to Mansons, the guitar sits somewhere between a Cort MBC-1 and a Manson MB-1.
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The Manson DR-1 Series is a limited series of 99 identical guitars, released by Manson in 2016 as special 'Numbers' editions, with all of them having a special marking of "DRONE:0X" on the body. The guitars were designed by Bellamy after his inspiration during the making of the album [[Drones (album)|Drones]]. The guitars appear to have been built around the [[Manson Matt Black 2.0 (batch)|Manson Matt Black 2.0]]. According to Mansons, the guitar sits somewhere between a Cort MBC-1 and a Manson MB-1. Bellamy presumably owns the first four DR-1's of the batch, the #00, the #01, the #02 and the #03, with only the #00 and the #03 making live appearances to date.
 
= Manson DR-1 #00 =
 
= Manson DR-1 #00 =
[[File:DR-1 -00 showcase.jpeg | thumb | right | DR-1 #00 at the guitar show]]
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[[File:DR-1 -00 showcase.jpeg|thumb|right|Unmodified Manson DR-1 #00 at The Guitar Show]]
[[File:DR-1 -00 london.jpg| thumb | right | Photoshooting in London afther the modification]]
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[[File:DR-1 -00 london.jpg| thumb | right |Modified DR-1 #00]]
[[File:MansonDroneGuitar.jpg| thumb | right | Live Debut]]
 
 
{{Guitarbox
 
{{Guitarbox
 
| Name = DR-1 #00
 
| Name = DR-1 #00
 
| Manufacturer = [[Manson Guitars]]
 
| Manufacturer = [[Manson Guitars]]
| Used = [[Zürich Hallenstadion 2016 - 11th (gig)| 2016-05-11]] —  
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| Used = [[Zürich Hallenstadion 2016 - 11th (gig)| 2016-05-11]] — [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2016 (gig)|2016-06-24]]
 
| Body = Solid
 
| Body = Solid
 
| Neck = Bolt-on
 
| Neck = Bolt-on
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| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
| Pickups = '''Neck''': Sustainiac Pickup '''Bridge''': Psychopaf PF-1 (uncovered)
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| Pickups = '''Neck''': [[Sustainiac Infinite Sustain System|Sustainiac]] '''Bridge''': Psychopaf PF-1 (uncovered)
 
| Special = –
 
| Special = –
 
}}
 
}}
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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
This guitar is the first of three DR-1's that Matt owns. This guitar was first seen at a The Guitar Show in Birmingham, in February of 2016, where this new signature series was introduced. Back then, this guitar featured a standard neck pickup and normal volume and tone knobs.  
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This guitar is the first of the four DR-1's that Matt owns. This guitar was first seen at a The Guitar Show in Birmingham, in February of 2016, where this new signature series was introduced. Back then, this guitar featured a standard neck pickup and normal volume and tone knobs.  
  
 
== Touring ==
 
== Touring ==
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The guitar was modified for Matt after the showcase. It got a Sustaniac in the neck position and custom control knobs.
 
The guitar was modified for Matt after the showcase. It got a Sustaniac in the neck position and custom control knobs.
  
After having it photographed before the [[London O2 Arena - 15th 2016 (gig)| London O2 Arena 15th]] show, it was first used live at the [[Zürich Hallenstadion 2016 - 11th (gig)|Zürich 11th]] gig.
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After having it photographed before the [[London O2 Arena - 15th 2016 (gig)| London O2 Arena 15th]] show, it was first used live at the [[Zürich Hallenstadion 2016 - 11th (gig)|Zürich 11th]] gig. It was last used at the [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2016 (gig)|Glastonbury Festival 2016]] gig and was replaced by the DR-1 #03.
  
 
==== Songs used for ====
 
==== Songs used for ====
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*[[Reapers (song) | Reapers]]
 
*[[Reapers (song) | Reapers]]
 
*[[The Handler (song) | The Handler]]
 
*[[The Handler (song) | The Handler]]
 
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*[[Stockholm Syndrome (song) | Stockholm Syndrome]]
 
= Manson DR-1 #01 =
 
= Manson DR-1 #01 =
 
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[[File:DR-1 -01.jpg| thumb | right | Manson DR-1 #01]]
[[File:DR-1 -01.jpg| thumb | right | DR-1 #01 with full custom specifications]]
 
 
 
 
{{Guitarbox
 
{{Guitarbox
 
| Name = DR-1 #01
 
| Name = DR-1 #01
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| Bridge = Gotoh 510 Tune-O-Matic
 
| Bridge = Gotoh 510 Tune-O-Matic
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
| Pickups = '''Neck''': Sustainiac Pickup '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
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| Pickups = '''Neck''': [[Sustainiac Infinite Sustain System|Sustainiac]] '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
 
| Special = –
 
| Special = –
 
}}
 
}}
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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
This guitar is the second of probably three [[Manson DR-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar]]s that Matt owns.
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This guitar is the second of the four DR-1's that Matt owns.
  
In comparison to the DR-1 #00 this guitar features a lot of the specifications of the other new Manson guitars that he got in 2015 and 2016. Instead of the normal Gotoh bridge this guitar has the 510 version and the area around the truss rod adjuster is the same as on all other 2015/16 guitars. The finish of this guitar has a relic style.
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In comparison to the DR-1 #00, this guitar features a lot of the specifications of the other new Manson guitars that he got in 2015 and 2016. Instead of the normal Gotoh bridge this guitar has the 510 version and the area around the truss rod adjuster is the same as on all other 2015/16 guitars. The finish of this guitar has a relic style.
  
 
== Touring ==
 
== Touring ==
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= Manson DR-1 #02 =
 
= Manson DR-1 #02 =
 
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[[File:DR-1 -02.jpg| thumb | right | Manson DR-1 #02]]
[[File:DR-1 -02.jpg| thumb | right | DR-1 #02]]
 
[[File:DR-1 -02 Hugh.jpg| thumb | 230px | right | DR-1 #02 togehter Hugh Manson]]
 
 
 
 
{{Guitarbox
 
{{Guitarbox
 
| Name = DR-1 #02
 
| Name = DR-1 #02
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| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
| Pickups = '''Neck''': Sustainiac Pickup '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
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| Pickups = '''Neck''': [[Sustainiac Infinite Sustain System|Sustainiac]] '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
 
| Special = –
 
| Special = –
 
}}
 
}}
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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
This guitar is the third of four [[Manson DR-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar]]s that Matt owns.
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This guitar is the third of the four DR-1's that Matt owns.
 
 
It is exactly the same guitar as the modified DR-1 #00, only that it has normal control knobs.
 
  
The guitar also features normal tuning pegs.
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It is exactly the same guitar as the modified DR-1 #00, only that it has normal control knobs and normal tuning pegs.
  
 
== Touring ==
 
== Touring ==
  
This guitar has not be seen live yet.
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Like the #02, this guitar has not be seen live yet.
 
 
 
= Manson DR-1 #03 =
 
= Manson DR-1 #03 =
 
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[[File:DR10033.jpg|thumb|right|Manson DR-1 #03]]
[[File:2018-23-05_Costey.jpg| thumb | right | Matt with the DR-1 #03 during the making of Simulation Theory]]
 
 
 
 
{{Guitarbox
 
{{Guitarbox
 
| Name = DR-1 #03
 
| Name = DR-1 #03
 
| Manufacturer = [[Manson Guitars]]
 
| Manufacturer = [[Manson Guitars]]
| Used = — [[Rock am See 2016 (gig)|2016-08-20]]
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| Used = [[Paris Eiffel Tower 2016 (gig)|2016-06-28]] — [[Rock am See 2016 (gig)|2016-08-20]]
 
| Body = Solid
 
| Body = Solid
 
| Neck = Bolt-on
 
| Neck = Bolt-on
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| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Bridge = Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
 
| Electronics = One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
| Pickups = '''Neck''': Sustainiac Pickup '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
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| Pickups = '''Neck''': [[Sustainiac Infinite Sustain System|Sustainiac]] '''Bridge''': Manson PF-1
 
| Special = –
 
| Special = –
 
}}
 
}}
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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
The fourth [[Manson DR-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar]]s that Matt has.
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The fourth DR-1 that Matt owns.
  
It's the same as the modded DR-1 #00
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In terms of specs it is the same as the modded DR-1 #00 and the #02.
  
 
== Touring ==
 
== Touring ==
  
 
==== Songs used or ====
 
==== Songs used or ====
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The DR-1 #03 was used live since the [[Paris Eiffel Tower 2016 (gig)|Eiffel Tower]] 2016 gig. It was later used in Rig A for the 2016 summer festival shows. Since 2016, it has not made any live appearances, but was seen used in the studio, recording [[Simulation Theory (album)|Simulation Theory]].
  
 
* [[Psycho (song)|Psycho]]
 
* [[Psycho (song)|Psycho]]
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* [[Micro Cuts (song)|Micro Cuts]]
 
* [[Micro Cuts (song)|Micro Cuts]]
 
* [[Hyper Music (song)|Hyper Music]]
 
* [[Hyper Music (song)|Hyper Music]]
* [[Reapers (song)|Reapers]]
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* [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]
  
 
== Studio ==
 
== Studio ==
  
The guitar's been seen in Muse's Instagram pics during the making of [[Simulation Theory (album)|Simulation Theory]]. Bellamy fitted on a Fishman Tripleplay MIDI Pickup system. It's presumably been used to record [[The Dark Side (song)|The Dark Side]] and probably a couple of other songs on the album which Bellamy used the Tripleplay on.
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As mentioned above, the guitar's been seen in Muse's Instagram pics during the making of [[Simulation Theory (album)|Simulation Theory]]. Bellamy fitted on a Fishman Tripleplay MIDI Pickup system. It's presumably been used to record [[The Dark Side (song)|The Dark Side]] and probably a couple of other songs on the album which Bellamy used the Tripleplay on.
 
 
== Links ==
 
  
* [https://www.mansonguitarworks.com/product/manson-dr-1-matthew-bellamy-signature-guitar-2016-numbers-edition-182 Manson Guitar Works]
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= DR-1 Gallery =
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<gallery>
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File:MansonDroneGuitar.jpg|DR-1 #00 live debut
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File:DR1001.jpg|DR-1 #00
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File:DR002.jpg|DR-1 #00
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File:DR-1 -02 Hugh.jpg|DR-1 #02 with Hugh Manson
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File:DR10032.jpg|DR-1 #03
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File:DR1031.jpg|DR-1 #03
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File:2017-20-10 Muse.jpg|DR-1 #03 during the making of Simulation Theory
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File:2018-23-05_Costey.jpg|DR-1 #03 during the making of Simulation Theory
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</gallery>
  
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= Links =
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* [https://www.mansonguitarworks.com/news/manson-dr-1-drone-guitar-live-120 DR-1 Info on the Manson Guitar Works website]
 
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Revision as of 04:54, 20 July 2019

The Manson DR-1 Series is a limited series of 99 identical guitars, released by Manson in 2016 as special 'Numbers' editions, with all of them having a special marking of "DRONE:0X" on the body. The guitars were designed by Bellamy after his inspiration during the making of the album Drones. The guitars appear to have been built around the Manson Matt Black 2.0. According to Mansons, the guitar sits somewhere between a Cort MBC-1 and a Manson MB-1. Bellamy presumably owns the first four DR-1's of the batch, the #00, the #01, the #02 and the #03, with only the #00 and the #03 making live appearances to date.

Manson DR-1 #00

Unmodified Manson DR-1 #00 at The Guitar Show
Modified DR-1 #00
DR-1 #00
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2016-05-112016-06-24
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Green paint
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac Bridge: Psychopaf PF-1 (uncovered)
Special circuits

Background

This guitar is the first of the four DR-1's that Matt owns. This guitar was first seen at a The Guitar Show in Birmingham, in February of 2016, where this new signature series was introduced. Back then, this guitar featured a standard neck pickup and normal volume and tone knobs.

Touring

The guitar was modified for Matt after the showcase. It got a Sustaniac in the neck position and custom control knobs.

After having it photographed before the London O2 Arena 15th show, it was first used live at the Zürich 11th gig. It was last used at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 gig and was replaced by the DR-1 #03.

Songs used for

Manson DR-1 #01

Manson DR-1 #01
DR-1 #01
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Green paint
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh 510 Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac Bridge: Manson PF-1
Special circuits

Background

This guitar is the second of the four DR-1's that Matt owns.

In comparison to the DR-1 #00, this guitar features a lot of the specifications of the other new Manson guitars that he got in 2015 and 2016. Instead of the normal Gotoh bridge this guitar has the 510 version and the area around the truss rod adjuster is the same as on all other 2015/16 guitars. The finish of this guitar has a relic style.

Touring

This guitar has not be seen live yet.

Manson DR-1 #02

Manson DR-1 #02
DR-1 #02
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Green paint
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac Bridge: Manson PF-1
Special circuits

Background

This guitar is the third of the four DR-1's that Matt owns.

It is exactly the same guitar as the modified DR-1 #00, only that it has normal control knobs and normal tuning pegs.

Touring

Like the #02, this guitar has not be seen live yet.

Manson DR-1 #03

Manson DR-1 #03
DR-1 #03
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2016-06-282016-08-20
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Matte Green paint
Wood Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (22 frets)
Bridge Gotoh Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Sustainiac Bridge: Manson PF-1
Special circuits

Background

The fourth DR-1 that Matt owns.

In terms of specs it is the same as the modded DR-1 #00 and the #02.

Touring

Songs used or

The DR-1 #03 was used live since the Eiffel Tower 2016 gig. It was later used in Rig A for the 2016 summer festival shows. Since 2016, it has not made any live appearances, but was seen used in the studio, recording Simulation Theory.

Studio

As mentioned above, the guitar's been seen in Muse's Instagram pics during the making of Simulation Theory. Bellamy fitted on a Fishman Tripleplay MIDI Pickup system. It's presumably been used to record The Dark Side and probably a couple of other songs on the album which Bellamy used the Tripleplay on.

DR-1 Gallery

Links


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