Jason Whitehorn has had a varied history in music – touring in both the secular, CCM, and worship realms. Jason has played as a solo artist and played or worked with the likes of Darryl Worley, Confederate Railroad, Kenny Chesney, Matt Maher, Casting Crowns, and more. As a result, Jason has enjoyed working with several companies over the years in providing quality gear for worship and performance. Below is a listing of companies that either support Jason in artist relations or Jason endorses.
Jason plays with Gopher Wood products for acoustic sets. His primary guitars are his Gopher Wood G800RE and G820CE while his backups are a custom Gibson J-200 and a custom 1950’s antiquity Gibson J-45. Jason is endorsed as an artist by Gopher Woods guitars. Learn more about Jason’s guitar and Gopher Woods in the video to the left.
Jason plays a variety of electric guitars – but is thankful to Fender for their support of worship and the arts. Jason plays a Fender Strat that is modified with an Eric Johnson pickup and tone mod. In addition, it has a modification to his bridge and tremolo to his exact specifications. Jason also plays a Fender ’72 thin line Telecaster re-issue.
Jason’s newly preferred luthier was recently found by accident on his way to Indianapolis when the peghead of his J-200 was broken pre-flight. Getting a repair of this nature in less than 48 hours is a near impossible feat professionally. Thats when Jason met Deric Rush of GuitarWorks in Indianapolis.
“Doc Deric” dropped everything to make magic happen – and returned the Gibson playing even better than it was before.
“It is blatantly obvious that Deric knows his stuff. My guitars won’t be touched by another soul in the future. Doc simply works magic.”
Jason is thankful for the partnership with Shure for their work in creating excellent audio gear. Jason uses Shure wireless packs for IEM usage as well as Shure Beta 87C mics for vocals. Jason uses JH13v2PRO custom in-ear monitors from Jerry Harvey Audio.
Jason uses G7th Performance 3, Performance 2, Performance 1, and Nashville capos and is thankful for G7th’s partnership. The great people at G7th have even created a unique “Jason Whitehorn” Performance 2 capo for Jason. How cool is that?
To protect his guitars, Jason chooses GRUV GEAR’s “Gig Blade” guitar bags. Read more about these bags here. (Jason is also never usually far away from his GruvGear Club bag to carry around his portable studio and gear on-the-go!)
Jason uses a variety of pedals for his pedalboard – but readily endorses TC Electronics and T1M Effects for their support over the years. Jason is very vocal to say that his favorite “will never leave the board” pedal is “The Pearl” made by Dan Burgess of t1m and highly recommends his products. (Thanks as well to great guys like Tight Squeeze Cables). Jason uses custom Sinasoid cables for his signal chain and thanks them for their support.
Jason’s acoustic pedalboard is situated on a Creation Music Company flat board and utilizes a Teagarden Magic DI. Jason considers his Magic DI the “secret sauce” for his board. His unsolicited testimonial of the Magic DI, as posted on his Instagram, compared the DI less like a simple DI and more like a live mic.
“Some brands call themselves something…and they shouldn’t. Use a word like “superb”, for instance, in a name…and it BETTER be SUPERB. There’s a reason who the @teegardenaudio #MagicDI IS “Magic”. It sounds like I have a mic in front of my guitar…instead of a DI. The only difference is that the mic is ALWAYS perfectly placed no matter where I move.”
Jason currently uses Pedal Train for his touring electric pedal board. Jason is VERY thankful for PT for their support and their care for his family.
Jason has used Creation Music Company‘s “Streamliner Plus” as his pedalboard of choice in the past. Watch the video below to hear Jason explain why. (Be sure to watch the other videos below to check out walkthroughs of Jason’s other pedalboards from Creation as well.)
Thanks, as well, to D’Addario for the support over the years with strings and accessories as well as Planet Waves for continued support of gear such as Planet Waves Humidipacks and other guitar care items.
For wireless needs for Jason’s guitars, Jason uses the PRA WiC system available from PRAaudio.com. Watch below as Jason talks about the system.
What’s With The Birds?
You are observant! If you look close enough, you will find that Jason has a bird decal of some sort on all of his guitars. They will usually be affixed to the exterior of electrics and inside of soundholes on acoustics. They are there to remind him of his life verse – Matthew 6:26. The verse is a reminder to let go…and let God provide for care and needs just as He shows He does for the birds of the air.
WRSHP : I’d Like To Buy A Vowel Please!
I’ve you’ve run into Jason somewhere…backstage, in town, during a radio interview – you’ll likely notice a hat that says “WRSHP”. These are Jason’s favorite hats from one of his favorite ministries called ArtofHoage.com. “These hats are made by an amazing dude named Channel Dixon. He has a great story – and these hats make great conversation starters.” There is a great reason behind why there are no vowels in the word WRSHP. Care to guess why?
Jason would love to recommend his personal vocal coach to you or your team. He affectionately refers to her as “Mama Jan” – and so do many others. Jan Smith has been the vocal coach to many top Grammy winners for years with professional credits including multi-platinum, Grammy winning and nominated artists Usher, The Band Perry, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Justin Bieber, Drake, Keyshia Cole, Sugarland, Monica, Jill Scott, LaToya, Ciara, TLC, Omarion, India.Arie and Collective Soul. While she is one of the first names mentioned by Grammy award winners in their acceptance speeches – Mama J has a great passion for God and His church. Find out more about her at www.jansmith.com
Need an endorsement?
Jason loves talking about new and great products that can be used by the worship arts world. If you have a product or service that you would like to have Jason use and review for consideration at WeLeadWorship.com, please use the contact form to the right.
(Venders/suppliers/builders: Please note that Jason no longer receives unsolicited shipments. If you are interested in having Jason review your product or personally try something out – even as a courtesy – you MUST use the form to the right. ANY unsolicited packages/parcels will be returned unopened. Thank you for understanding.