I believe a lot of this has been discussed in the forums in the past, you may have better luck using Google and searching "site:forum.frankblack.net" as one of the parameters. I believe 'gear' was used a fair amount, could be a starting point.
"If we hit this bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
I believe he does most of his recording at the studio his drummer has recently set up. Jason Carter has been on the sticks pretty much since Bluefinger, and from what I've have heard and seen of him play live he seems to a pretty shit hot drummer. http://www.wavelengthmm.com/recording-studio.html