Mick Thompson (born November 3, 1974) is the lead guitarist for the nine-piece metal band Slipknot. Thompson is known as "#7" in the band.
Before Slipknot, Mick was in the band Body Pit with former Slipknot members Anders Colsefini, Donnie Steele and current bassist Paul Gray.
Mick is the second tallest member of Slipknot, standing at 6' 2", only behind James Root (who happens
to be 6' 6"). He is still known to give guitar lessons at the Ye Olde Guitar Shoppe in Iowa. He claims to be fond of serial killers, as well as cats. Mick is also apparently a night person. Mick
uses a custom B.C. Rich Warlock or Bitch with HATE inlays. Then later he moved on to work with Ibanez.
Unconfirmed facts: Mick enjoys listening to Jimi Hendrix, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Beatles, and Deicide.
INSTRUMENT: Guitars: Custom B.C. Rich Warlock with "HATE" inlays Jackson Custom King V Jackson DR3
Dinky Reverse Ibanez RG470 (1998-2000, discontinued playing it live)
Amps: Mesa Boogie Simulclass 2:90 power amp Marshall JMP1 Tube Preamp 400 watt Carvin 4X12 Speaker
Cabinet (Top and bottom)
Effects: BOSS GX 700 Effects Processor BOSS GT-3 Multi-Effects Pedal
Accessories: EMG 81 Dual Humbucker Pickups Dunlop Jazz III picks