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Articles by Perry Bean

Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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GALLERY: Shaky Knees 2016

May 26, 2016
Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this three-day festival included acts like the Kills, My Morning Jacket, Eagles of Death Metal, Deftones, At the Drive-In, Explosions in the Sky, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Killswitch Engage

May 4, 2016
One of metalcore’s biggest bands allows PG to check out their signature instruments and the minimal gear they use to punish crowds on a nightly basis.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Rig Rundown: August Burns Red

January 27, 2016
The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

January 13, 2016
The British hardcore kid turned folk songwriting hero details his go-to road gear.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

December 2, 2015
“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.
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Rig Rundown: All Time Low

October 28, 2015
The SoCal punk outfit rocks a mix of classic Fender and ESP instruments with cutting-edge Kemper gear.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2015

September 29, 2015
Chicago’s other 3-day festival hosts an eclectic group of artists that span all of pop music.
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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: 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: 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: 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: Blackberry Smoke

April 15, 2015
The Southern rockers take no prisoners with their twin-guitar attack.
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Rig Rundown: Murder by Death

March 25, 2015
Down-tuned axes and a thirst for experimentation fuel the rootsy indie-rock band’s sound.
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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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: Rise Against

February 11, 2015
A time-tested formula fuels the hardcore band’s sound.
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