Donna’s main axes are a custom signature PRS, a purple PRS CE22 called Elektra, a black PRS S2 Mira Semi-Hollow, a gold PRS 513 and a gold sparkle PRS Starla outfitted with a B5 Bigsby Vibrato. She plays through PRS Archon 100 amps and Traynor YBX212 120-watt vertical slanted cabinets, some of which are outfitted with plexi-glass casing designed by Trinity Amps. She uses custom, standard shaped, light guage (0.73mm), delrin picks to strum D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound and EPS510 ProSteeles regular light 10-46 gauge strings. In her home studio she keeps several Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock Tuners and Guitar Rests handy. Donna's pedalboard rig, referred to by her techs as "The Starship", consists of 21 pedals across 3 interconnected boards. It was built by Craig Pattison Rig Design and includes a TC Electronic Flashback Delay, Vortex Flanger and Hall Of Fame Reverb, and a BOSS Blues Driver BD-2, Flanger BF-3 and Loop Station RC-30, among others. Donna's love of feedback is evidenced in her use of an EBow, as heard on the song "ANOTHERLOVE" from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's debut album, PLECTRUMELECTRUM and “MR MAJESTIC” from her debut album, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE. Most recently, Donna has been experimenting with the Empress Echosystem Dual Engine Delay that features up to 35 presets ranging from classic to obscure sounds. She uses the pedal in-stereo creating complex delays by assigning unique settings to multiple cabinets.
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