Dream Theater

If you're interested in learning more about the members of Dream Theater and the gear they use, you've come to the right place. We've got exclusive interviews and gear deep-dives with John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini. If you're interested in learning more about their guitars, drums, keyboards and synths, sit back, relax and read on!

John Petrucci Intros His Ernie Ball Music Man Monarchy Majesty

Dream Theater’s grandmaster guitarist gives us the inside scoop on his signature Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Monarchy Majesty

Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Koa Top: A Tone Chameleon with Breathtaking Visuals

For working guitarists seeking a single instrument that can do it all, the Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Koa Top deserves serious consideration. Built in collaboration with the Dream Theater guitarist, a pair of DiMarzio pickups—a Liquifire in the neck, a Crunch Lab in the bridge—combined with a piezo nested in floating trem bridge generate just about any tone you can imagine.

Video: Mike Mangini at his Home Studio

Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini offers a tour of his monster drum kit and talks about the close relationships and collaborations he enjoys with his gear sponsors.

Video: Jordan Rudess Home "Studio A" Tour

Jordan Rudess, of Dream Theater gives us a very up close and personal tour of “Studio A” and his amazing arsenal of keyboards, MIDI controllers and synthesizers.

Jordan Rudess: Dream Theater's Restless Keyboard Master

In an age of producer-driven, computer-generated music, Jordan Rudess stands as an icon of virtuosity within amplified modern music. His technique is nonpareil, his harmonic imagination is vast, and his passion is without limit, and as such, he has emerged as a standard bearer for quality and innovation within the field of progressive metal. As the keyboardist for Dream Theater, the reigning kings of their genre, the audience for his thrilling musicality has swelled into the millions.

Mike Mangini: Dream Theater's Professor of Percussion

On the riser of academia or the main stage, Mike Mangini’s knowledge of percussion shines bright. On a firm foundation of science, Mangini catapulted out of his collegiate years in pursuit of like-minded, collaborative virtuosos. After 20-plus years of playing, teaching and preaching, the perennial student of percussion landed his dream gig: full-time member of Dream Theater. We recently sat down with the former professor.

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