Bill Leverty is using Pacifica Customs. They were recently discontinued, and were only available in Japan. Yamaha also makes a model called the 821d, which is similar, but it has a TRS trem, instead of the RM Pro, and it has dot inlays. Don't remember what pickups. Bill uses a JB in the bridge, and the middle and neck are stock dimarzios.(HS-2, and Air Norton I believe)
I'd like to check out a Framus, but I must admit that I liked Bill's tone much better, with the Yamaha Soldano, and the Rivera. The Framus seems to have a weird midrange, to me. I've only heard it on the FireHouse CD(Prime Time) though.
FireHouse is one of my alltime favorite bands. Michael Foster is THE best rock drummer in the world. The guy is so underrated, it's criminal. And, he sings his ASS off. CJ is a classicly trained(since he was six!) vocalist, and pianist. Allen was in the top Rush tribute band. Anyone who sees them knows that they have easily the best live vocals in the world. Some people think that they euse samples, but it's all live. A truely incredible band, that never gets their due.
Check out Bill's album "Wanderlust". I can't say enough about Bill. He's on a whole other level. The guy is definetly a virtuoso. www.leverty.com
Warren plays Performance guitars. Yep, the same company that Steve used to use. They did his original snakeskin guitars, his black Corsair, the Bugs Bunny, the koa guitars, and a few others. Now, they are making replicas of some of his old Charvels. I'm sure that's what he was playing.
While I wish RATT would get Pearcy back, Jizzy is a millions time the singer. Pearcy always seemed to suck, live.
Quiet Riot is still Quiet Riot, even without Carlos and Rudy. Chuck Wright even played a good deal of the parts that people think Rudy played on the old records. He's always been part of the family onstage, and in the studio. Carlos was far from the original guitarist, so even though he was part of the classic lineup, he wasn't an original member, either. The only two guys that were always there since the beginning, was Kevin, and Frankie. Actually, the lineup with Chuck Wright is closer to what you'd call an original lineup.