Manson Chrome Bomber

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Chrome Bomber Manson
Chrome Bomber Manson
Chrome Bomber
Manufacturer Manson Guitars
Used 2006-05-13
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering Chrome covering from Sims Custom
Wood Fingerboard: rosewood
Bridge Ibanez Lo Pro edge Floyd Rose Tremolo
Electronics One volume, one tone, 3-way pickup selector
Pickup(s) Neck: Bare Knuckle P90
Bridge: Bare Knuckle Nailbomb Humbucker
Special circuits Z.Vex Fuzz Factory


This is the guitar Matthew Bellamy really wanted when the Manson Rust Relic was ordered. Much like the Manson Bomber but with an internal Fuzz Factory circut, Ibanez Lo Pro edge Floyd Rose Tremolo but no MIDI strip nor killswitch on this guitar.

Additional Information

It is featured in the music video for "Knights of Cydonia".


Matt took delivery of this guitar around the time of the Live 8 2005 gig. The guitar made its live debut at Radio 1's Big Weekend on the 13th May 2006. As of the start of The 2nd Law tour this guitar was only used for Knights of Cydonia. Since the Detroit 2013 gig Matt instead began using his Manson Ali Top for this song, so that the Chorme Bomber was then presuambly used as a back up.

Contrary to speculation, it was seen being used live once again at the Webster Theatre gig in New York, May 8th 2015., being used for Hysteria, Bliss and Knights of Cydonia. The guitar is labeled number "3" on his strap by his tech, Chris.

Songs used for

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