December 2016

Rig Rundown

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 a strategic backup plan 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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Rig Rundown: The Devil Wears Prada

April 9, 2014
The American metal core band spills the details on their three-guitar assault.
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Rig Rundown: Pete Anderson

April 3, 2014
The neo-twang king demonstrates his signature-model Reverend guitars—and his surprising amp rig.
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Top 5 Heavy Rig Rundowns

March 31, 2014
We dig deep into our vault to bring you the gear from five boundary-pushing heavy hitters.
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Rig Rundown - Bring Me the Horizon's Lee Malia

March 27, 2014
Lee Malia, guitarist for Bring Me the Horizon, goes for the classic death punch: drop-tuned Les Pauls plugged into a Marshall.
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Rig Rundown: Robben Ford

March 19, 2014
The American guitar virtuoso chats about the beauty of vintage guitars and what it’s like to tour with what may be the most valuable guitar amp out there.
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Rig Rundown: G. Love & Special Sauce (2014)

March 12, 2014
The bluesy, hip-hop-informed singer/guitarist/harpist and bassist Jimi Jazz walk us through multi-amp rigs and retro instruments.
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Rig Rundown: The Sword

March 5, 2014
The Texas-metal-boogie masters chat about their minimalistic gear approach—including an amp with one knob—and the benefits of touring with a bassist that builds custom stompboxes.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Aldean Band

February 26, 2014
These country boys talk about how gear from EVH, PRS, Gibson, Sadowksy, Peavey, and more, works damn good for their new-school, arena-ready twang-rock sound.
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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang

February 19, 2014
The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.
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Rig Rundown: Pixies

February 12, 2014
Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.
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Rig Rundown: Keith Urban

February 5, 2014
Though this stage setup is scaled back from previous outings, it contains some axes and amps most people only dream about.
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