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Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

September 4, 2014
The Australian fingerpicker explains how he uses minimal gear to get maximum tone.
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Rig Rundown: Helmet's Page Hamilton

August 27, 2014
The alt-metal pioneer talks about his love for ESP guitars and shows off some of his homemade mods.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Rig Rundown: Kiss

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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Rig Rundown: Fall Out Boy

August 6, 2014
The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.
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Rig Rundown: Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi

July 30, 2014
The Long Island alt-rockers spill the dirt on their beloved Fender guitars, outrageous fuzzboxes, and why they both prefer boutique cabs.
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Rig Rundown: Queen's Brian May

July 23, 2014
The British guitar hero talks to us about building Red Special with his dad and his preference for sixpence coins, while his longtime guitar tech dishes the dirt on his pile of AC30s.
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Rig Rundown: Larry Carlton

July 9, 2014
Want to take a tour of Mr. 335’s home studio and ogle his history-making gear?
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder David Bryson describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Rig Rundown: Oz Noy

June 18, 2014
Born in Israel with a Stratocaster in his hand, this NYC transplant takes jazz to the Land of Oz.
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Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

June 11, 2014
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
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Rig Rundown: Trivium

June 4, 2014
Florida metal quartet goes ampless.
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Top 5 Bass Rig Rundowns

May 28, 2014
Witness the gear of the low-end gods—from Flea’s massive Gallien-Krueger rig to Juan Alderete’s bountiful boutique board, Tom Petersson’s drool-worth collection, Billy Sheehan’s dual-output Yamaha, and Roger Waters' iconic black P bass.
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and extreme redundancy in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Rig Rundown: Volbeat's Rob Caggiano and Anders Kjølholm

May 14, 2014
The Danish fusers of metal and rockabilly talk about custom axes, cabs, pedals, and glow-in-the-dark fretmarkers.
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Rig Rundown: Carlos Santana

May 7, 2014
The legendary guitarist keeps things simple with his signature PRS guitar, a few pedals, and some lustworthy amps.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Top 5 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—from Jeff Beck’s trem setup to Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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Rig Rundown: Pat Benatar's Neil Giraldo

April 16, 2014
The hit songwriter/guitarist talks about the pickups he stole from Jeff Beck, his Marshall reject amps, and the Bradshaw rig he hardly knows how to use.
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