Danish Pete's Rig

Pete Honoré (aka "Danish Pete") knows about tone. His delicate and dynamic sound has landed him some truly epic gigs in the past, working with the likes of Tom Jones, Girls Aloud and Paloma Faith to name just a few!

As a touring musician, Pete knows that what matters in his gear is reliability, portability and versatility. So, you can be sure that Pete's gear is carefully selected and that he'll only use the best of the best!

Danish Pete really has played for an amazing roster of artists. Tom Jones, Il Divo, Lionel Richie, Nicole Scherzinger, Atomic Kitten, Westlife, Girls Aloud and Paloma Faith! Of course, no rig rundown with Danish Pete would be complete without talking about his legendary Purple Fender Telecaster or the mighty "The Dane" pedal from ThorpyFX!

Pete's playing style is full of expression, from silky smooth and melodic licks through to snarling rhythms. That's why his signature ThorpyFX stompbox was built with versatility in mind; primarily a dynamic overdrive that features a separate "boost!" circuit too.

Pete's new signature 51T pickups from Monty's Guitars are also a key ingredient to his tone, and are heavily based on the spanky single-coils installed in his Custom Shop Tele. Danish Pete's regular amp-of-choice on Andertons TV is a Victory V40, which is why the British company has made him a purple signature version of their best-seller - the DP40 Head!

Danish Pete's New Signature Gear!

More often than not, Pete plays his stunning Fender Custom Shop Telecaster in demos; unique for its vibrant purple finish. As a gift from his wife, Pete uses his Telecaster not just because of its sentimental value, but more so for the unbelievable tones it offers. An affordable Squier FSR version is available too, emblazoned with Pete's signature purple colour scheme!

Of course, Pete plays plenty of other stunning guitars on Andertons TV. This includes his blue Fender American Standard Strat that he toured all over the world with, and an old Gibson Goldtop Les Paul. The G&L ASAT Special is regularly seen in videos too, as well as Pete's PRS "Paul's Guitar" that was gifted to him by the man himself!

Danish Pete's PRS "Paul's Guitar"

As the video team manager at Andertons since 2015, Pete has played through literally hundreds of pedals over the years. So, when it comes to which stompboxes he uses on his own personal board – you know they must be pretty good!

Pete’s main pedal is the aptly-named "The Dane"; his very own signature stompbox from ThorpyFX. Essentially a 2-in-1 overdrive/boost, this versatile pedal covers a lot of ground. The overdrive side is super-responsive to your playing dynamics, with a high-headroom quality that excels for blues. The boost side is also very expressive, but has a much fatter sound for creamier lead tones. Things really get cooking when both circuits are used together!

Danish Pete's ThorpyFX "The Dane" Pedal

Danish Pete has been graced with a signature version of Victory's best-selling V40 'The Duchess' amp head - the DP40! Pete demos plenty of products on the Andertons TV channel, but more often than not - he's plugged into his trusty Victory V40. The DP40 therefore retains many of the V40's features and specs, but is emblazoned with Pete's signature purple colour scheme and features a tweaked reverb circuit that suits Pete's specific ambient tastes.

Pete almost exclusively used a Mesa/Boogie Lonestar 2×12″ combo in his touring days. With 100W of headroom, this powerful 2-channel amp projects heaps of volume for stage levels, with radiant mid-scooped cleans and warm overdrive tones aplenty. Having sold his Lonestar, Pete’s custom Rift Amps PR35 is a close alternative and his old no. 1 combo.

Q & A with Danish Pete

What was your first guitar?

"The first guitar I ever owned was Hohner St Special. It's an S type body with 3 single coil pickups in black! Then I had a Gibson 1976 Les Paul in Tobacco burst, then a Pink Kramer, then a Green LAG, then it all escalated.. More Gibsons, 58 Gretsch, Gibson 335, Warmoth custom build, Fender Elite Robben Ford, then Strats Strats Strats and loads more..."

Any words of advice for aspiring touring musicians?

"You can’t be too precious about the gear you bring on tour because it will get some abuse on big tours… heat, cold, humidity, travel, on and off stage every night on a stage full of 1000 things being built or taken down and then the playing. So, I think the most important thing as a touring musician is to look after your gear OR have a great tech that can look after it for you!"

Final Thoughts

Pete has had a variety of different rigs over the years; touring rig, video room setup and of course his practice rig. The gear on this page represents his more current gear that you’ll see him using on the Andertons Youtube channel on a daily basis.

Want to sound like Danish Pete but not sure which bit of gear you want to add to your setup? Why not check out our handy instrument buyers' guides - we've got guides for guitars, pickup types, pedals and amps.

Check out our YouTube channel to see more of Pete’s gear in action.

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