December 2016

Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Rig Rundown: Social Distortion [2015]

September 9, 2015
Guitarists Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham show off their tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll machines.
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Rig Rundown: Jennifer Batten

September 2, 2015
Not all rigs need to sacrifice power for size. The former guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck demonstrates her small, but mighty, setup.
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Rig Rundown: Between the Buried and Me [2015]

August 26, 2015
The prog-metal juggernauts discuss how their signature axes cranked through Axe-Fx units create their brutal live tone.
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Rig Rundown: My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel

August 19, 2015
The multi-instrumentalist shows how to cover more sonic territory then any mere mortal should be expected to handle.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse

August 12, 2015
The guitarist details the signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, Engl amps, and specialized effects he uses on the road.
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Rig Rundown: Melvins' Buzz Osborne [2015]

July 29, 2015
King Buzzo details his love for aluminum guitars and solid-state amps.
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Rig Rundown: Imagine Dragons

July 22, 2015
The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.
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Rig Rundown: Hinder

July 15, 2015
The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.
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Rig Rundown: Guthrie Trapp

July 8, 2015
The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.
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Rig Rundown: Steel Panther's Satchel [2015]

June 24, 2015
The self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Guitarist” details the tools he uses to power his unique brand of shock rock.
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Rig Rundown: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba

June 17, 2015
Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.
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Rig Rundown: Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson & Steve DiGiorgio

June 10, 2015
The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.
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Rig Rundown: Exodus' Gary Holt [2015]

June 3, 2015
The thrash-metal legend keeps things simple with signature ESP guitars, and a mix of analog and digital gear.
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Rig Rundown: Death Cab for Cutie

May 27, 2015
The Pacific Northwest alt rockers talk short-scale Fenders and Lakeland Ps.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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Rig Rundown: John Fogerty Band

May 13, 2015
We get the lowdown on the former CCR frontman’s rather surprising road gear (including his vintage Les Pauls and rare “bat guitar”), and talk to son and co-guitarist Shane Fogerty about his setup.
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Rig Rundown: The Offspring’s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman

May 6, 2015
The punk-rock vet likes it both simple and high-tech, with signature Ibanez axes and an Axe-Fx combining to create a consistently brutal sonic punch.
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Rig Rundown: Halestorm

April 29, 2015
Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger display weapons of mass rock from a signature Gibson plugged into a matching Marshall to the teliest Tele running into a couple of tilt-back Fenders.
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Rig Rundown: Blackberry Smoke

April 15, 2015
The Southern rockers take no prisoners with their twin-guitar attack.
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