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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2017

January 1, 2018
You watched, we listened! Here are the most popular episodes of the year.
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Rig Rundown: Periphery [2017]

December 27, 2017
Behind-the-scenes details on the three-headed guitar monster's updated signature axes (and pickups), and their unusual reliance on a blend of 20th- and 21st-century amp technology.
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Rig Rundown: mewithoutYou

December 13, 2017
Post-hardcore guitar assassins Michael Weiss and Brandon Beaver talk tone tools with PG’s Perry Bean.
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Rig Rundown: Mutoid Man's Stephen Brodsky

December 6, 2017
Find out how the shred cat avoids using a sketchy whammy bar by ingeniously implementing two handy stomps.
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Rig Rundown: Gogol Bordello’s Boris Pelekh

November 29, 2017
The ingredients for a gypsy-punk dance party are simple: a sturdy 6-string, a hearty tube amp, and a few essential tone shapers.
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Rig Rundown: Guns N' Roses

November 22, 2017
The gear of Slash, Duff McKagan, and Richard Fortus finally revealed.
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Rig Rundown: Moon Taxi

November 15, 2017
Discover how double-cuts, modeling amps, and a baker’s dozen stomps energize the live rigs for this Nashville guitar duo.
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Rig Rundown: Primus' Larry LaLonde [2017]

November 8, 2017
Try to wrap your head around all the weird noises, tones, and sound effects that “Ler” uses to keep up with Les Claypool.
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Rig Rundown: 311 [2017]

November 1, 2017
Spend an hour with the funk-punk rockers as they go over all the PRS and Gibson 6-strings, Warwick bass gear, and piles of pedals that stir up their tone.
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Rig Rundown: A Day to Remember

October 25, 2017
The adventurous metalcore crew explains how their guitar idols influenced their traditional-meets-digital setups.
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Rig Rundown: The Afghan Whigs

October 18, 2017
The alt-rock pioneers show us the killer screen-printed Mesa/Boogies and piles of pedals they use to dish out both ethereal and rough-and-tumble tones.
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Rig Rundown: Together Pangea

October 11, 2017
The California rockers walk us through how they formulate hip garage-rock tones with some oddball vintage gear.
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Rig Rundown: Chon

October 4, 2017
The chill, mostly instrumental rockers breeze through a tonal equation that includes Ibanez guitars, Matchless combos, and a bunch of pedals.
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Rig Rundown: The Fall of Troy

September 27, 2017
The post-hardcore power duo dives into their go-to axes, goosed tube amps, and healthy stash of tone-warping noisemakers.
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Rig Rundown: Toadies

September 20, 2017
The Lone Star rockers walk us through their powerfully simple setups.
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Rig Rundown: The Magpie Salute's Rich Robinson & Marc Ford

September 13, 2017
The reunited duo shares stories about favorite axes, and demonstrates how they craft their rootsy twin-guitar attack.
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Rig Rundown: Sharkmuffin

September 6, 2017
Learn how the band covers everything from noisy, sonic assaults to dreamy, pysch-tinged surf-rock melodies with minimal gear and an overflow of punk-rock ’tude.
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Rig Rundown: The Dead Daisies' Doug Aldrich and Marco Mendoza

August 30, 2017
The hard-rocking collective gives us a tour of their gear and shares some of their favorite tone tips.
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Rig Rundown: Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White

August 23, 2017
One of the founding members of the legendary funk outfit explains how he conquered the world with massive talent and minimal gear.
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