Rig Rundown: Umphrey's McGee [2015]

February 18, 2015
The prog-jam heroes take us inside their “more is more” gear approach.
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Rig Rundown: Comeback Kid

February 4, 2015
The Canadian hardcore band travels light and loud.
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The Prolific Robert Pollard

February 3, 2015
The Guided by Voices frontman and indie icon still writes songs at light speed, with two new releases under his new guise, Ricked Wicky, and another solo album by summer.
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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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On Bass: Advice for Guitarists … from a Bassist

January 19, 2015
Savvy advice for guitarists—from a bass-playing musical director’s perspective.
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'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
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10 Things We Learned from Maroon 5’s James Valentine

January 9, 2015
The chart-topping lead guitarist opens up about singing in front of Beatles, failing at guitar design, and why he suffers from G.A.S. just like you.
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Rig Rundown: Lucinda Williams, Stuart Mathis, and David Sutton

December 17, 2014
The Americana-meets-blues band shows off their classic gear while Williams boasts a minimalist setup that reflects her rootsy songwriting approach.
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Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
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Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
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Forgotten Hero: Ollie Halsall

November 20, 2014
The rise and fall of one of the most original guitar players to emerge from the 1960s British Invasion.
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Rig Rundown: Death From Above 1979

November 19, 2014
Vintage pawn shop-type gear has become the sound of the Canadian punk duo.
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Jack Bruce: 1943–2014

October 27, 2014
Instead of just playing bass, he defined it, carving out a legacy that will endure as long as we keep archives of recorded music. Godspeed, Mr. Bruce.
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A Lesson in Violence: Exodus' Gary Holt & Lee Altus

October 23, 2014
The Bay Area thrash legends on their moonshine-vs.-wine riff-writing styles, reuniting (again) with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, and founding guitarist Kirk Hammett’s cameo on Blood In, Blood Out.
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Tim Mahoney’s Top Five Oddball Pedals

October 20, 2014
311’s tap-dancing guitarist lists his must-have effects.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery

October 1, 2014
Misha, Mark, Jake and “Nolly” run through their refreshingly efficient, yet powerful, stage setup.
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Toronto’s Torchbearer: Flash Lightnin's Darren Glover

September 25, 2014
From humble beginnings in a dive bar to opening for ZZ Top, Darren Glover is ready to take his band across the Canadian border.
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Rig Rundown: Cage the Elephant

September 24, 2014
The pop-fused, garage-pysch rockers show us a bevy of their beat-up guitars, road-tested amps, and boutique-loaded boards.
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