James "Munky" Shaffer is the lead guitarist of KoRn.

Biography & Personal LifeEdit

An adopted child, Jame's life was troubled. While he was trying to sneak out at night, he cut the tip of one of his fingers on a motorcycle chain, and while he was in rehab for his finger, he picked a guitar. He often played with Brian during his high school years.


He was the one who originally asked Jonathan Davis to join L.A.P.D., which eventually formed KoRn.


  • Ibanez Apex|APEX1-BBK Munky Signature - Munky's current signature model from 2007 and onward.
  • Ibanez Apex|Apex Prototype - Seen used on the Live from Montreux DVD.
  • Ibanez K7 Series|K7 - Munky and Head signature guitars now discontinued.
  • Ibanez K7 Series|K7 Protoype - The prototype for the K7 was long Munkys main guitar.
  • Ibanez K14 Custom built 14 stringed guitar, used for the song Alone I Break.
  • Ibanez RG Prestige|RG8 - 8 stringed guitar, used on recent tours.
  • Ibanez Universe|UV7BK - Steve Vai signature model.
  • Ibanez Universe UV7PW - Covered in duct tape with, all pickups removed except for a humbucker in the bridge position only equipped with a single volume control.
  • Ibanez Universe UV7BK - Used during 1997 Lollapalooza tour.
  • Ibanez Universe PRE-97 UV7BK - With replaced pickguard, now retired.
  • Ibanez Custom 7-string acoustic - Used for the MTV Unplugged and the recording of the untitled album.
  • Gibson SG|SG 6-stringed model, tuned down to drop-A.
  • Gibson EDS-1275|EDS-1275 - Used during studio recordings.
  • Fender Telecaster|Telecaster - 6-string model used on the song Kiss.
  • Gretsch Hollowbody - Used during the recording of Evolution.
  • Gibson Gibson Les Paul|Les Paul - Used during the recording of the untitled album.
  • Saber S5407 - Seen in Blind video also occasionally used live during early tours.
  • Silvertone (instruments)|Silvertone - Used to record the Blind intro.
  • Dean Markley strings - .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052 .060 gauge.


  • |BOSS DD-5 Delay
  • |BOSS DD-6 Delay
  • |BOSS HR-2 Harmonist
  • |BOSS Metal core
  • |BOSS PH-3 Phase Shifter
  • |BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter
  • |BOSS RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
  • |BOSS RV-5 Reverb
  • |BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive
  • |Digitech Metal Master
  • Digitech|Digitech XP100 Whammy Wah
  • Digitech|Digitech Synth Wah
  • DOD Electronics|DOD FX25B Envelope Filter
  • Dunlop Manufacturing|Dunlop Crybaby Wah
  • Dunlop Manufacturing|Dunlop Rotovibe
  • Dunlop Manufacturing|Dunlop Univibe
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff|Big Muff π
  • |Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phaser
  • |Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress
  • |Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron Filter
  • Tremolo|Guyatone Flip Tremolo
  • |Ibanez Bi-Chorus
  • |Ibanez BC9 Chorus Mode
  • |Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo
  • |Ibanez LF-7 Lo-Fi Filter
  • |Ibanez PM-7 Phase Modulator
  • |Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • |Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9
  • Memphis Envelope Follower
  • Phaser (effect)|Mu-Tron Bi Phaser
  • Prescription Electronics Depth Charge
  • Distortion (music)|ProCo Rat Distortion
  • Talkbox|Rocktron Banshee Talk Box
  • Roland corporation|Roland Jet Phaser
  • Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2
  • Whirlwind A/B Selector
  • Mesa Boogie|Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifiers
  • Diezel|Diezel VH4
  • Line6|Line 6 Flextone Amplifier
  • Rivera Knucklehaed
  • Gibson Guitar Corporation|Gibson Amplifier
  • Marshall Amplification|Marshall JCM 900