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Rig Rundown: Zakk Wylde

Rig Rundown: Zakk Wylde

May 25, 2016
One of modern metal’s most influential shredders takes us behind the curtain to show us the namesake gear powering his over-the-top tone.
Rig Rundown: The Darkness

Rig Rundown: The Darkness

May 18, 2016
Fueled by a pair of brothers rocking Les Pauls and the bass rumbling thanks to Gibson Thunderbirds, this U.K. outfit is here to rock and roll.
Rig Rundown: Dawes

Rig Rundown: Dawes

May 11, 2016
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
Rig Rundown: Killswitch Engage

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.
Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
Rig Rundown: The Kills' Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart

Rig Rundown: The Kills' Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart

April 13, 2016
This dynamic art-rock duo uses a classy combo of vintage Hofners, Gretsches, Selmers, and a few secret weapons to create a mesmerizing original sound.
Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

March 30, 2016
The famed guitarist shares the tools he uses to craft the classic pop-rock riffs that fueled the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and more.
Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
Rig Rundown: All Them Witches

Rig Rundown: All Them Witches

March 16, 2016
The Nashville psych-rockers demo the bastardized, oddball vintage gear that fuels their sonic mayhem.
Rig Rundown: Kurt Vile & The Violators

Rig Rundown: Kurt Vile & The Violators

March 9, 2016
The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.
Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

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.
Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

February 24, 2016
The gypsy-Viking bluesman details his go-to road gear—including the unusual '68 Fender Strat that convinced him to become a full-time musician back in 1985.
Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
Rig Rundown: August Burns Red

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.
Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

Rig Rundown: Frank Turner

January 13, 2016
The British hardcore kid turned folk songwriting hero details his go-to road gear.
Rig Rundown: The Revivalists

Rig Rundown: The Revivalists

January 6, 2016
The New Orleans rockers show off the gear that powers their energetic live shows.
Top 15 Rig Rundowns of 2015

Top 15 Rig Rundowns of 2015

December 30, 2015
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