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Brian Patrick Carroll, better known by his stage name Buckethead, is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music. He has released 187 studio albums, four special releases and one EP. He has also performed on more than 50 other albums by other artists. Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, along with an orange bumper sticker reading FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white mask, which was inspired by seeing Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. He described it in a 1996 interview with Guitar Player magazine: “I was eating it, and I put the mask on and then the bucket on my head. I went to the mirror. I just said, ’Buckethead. That’s Buckethead right there.’ It was just one of those things. After that, I wanted to be that thing all the time.” Buckethead will most likely be seen playing his signature Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar with Gibson’s contemporary-voiced Ceramic series humbucking pickups, featuring a 496R in the neck (rhythm) position, and a hot 500T in the bridge (lead) position. In order to achieve his unique sound he relies on a plethora of pedals like a Line 6 FM4 & MM4, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, and Nady TD-1 Tube Distortion Pedal.


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