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Rig Rundown

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Rig Rundown: Josh Smith

March 4, 2020
A bona fide blues shredder breaks down his powerful pedalboard and rips some licks on his trusty Chapin T-style.
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Rig Rundown: Jared James Nichols

February 26, 2020
No picks needed for this high-octane blues rocker, who keeps it simple with a single-P-90 signature Epiphone and namesake Blackstar head that doubles as his carry-on.
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Rig Rundown: Rick Beato

February 19, 2020
One of YouTube’s leading music authorities opens up his well-stocked studio and shares the stories behind some of his most cherished gear.
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Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

February 12, 2020
Solid-state bizarros, custom instruments, and shape-shifting digital dynamos power these lo-fi rockers' aural adventures.
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Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

February 5, 2020
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk riffer reveals how working as a setup tech for Gibson informed the design of his signature aluminum axes from Electrical Guitar Company.
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Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

January 29, 2020
A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.
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Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Bukovac

January 15, 2020
When you’re one of the most recorded guitarists in Nashville, you make sure you can cover all the bases. Watch this in-depth look at the amazing vintage guitars, rare amps, and massive pedalboard that inspires one of Nashville’s first-call session players.
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Rig Rundown: Ida Mae's Chris Turpin

January 8, 2020
This modern-day Delta blues star goes deep on low-powered amps, vintage resos, and open-tuned riffs.
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Rig Rundown: Intervals

January 1, 2020
Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones prototypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

December 30, 2019
Based on your watch time and clicks, here are the most-watched videos this trip 'round the sun.
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Rig Rundown: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

December 25, 2019
Huge arena-rock guitar tones meet heavy-metal Christmas jams on one of the year’s most successful tours. Go behind the scenes to see how the guitar tandem kick out the holiday jams.
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Rig Rundown: Steve Wariner

December 18, 2019
Designated a "certified guitar picker" by former boss Chet Atkins, the multiple Grammy-winning session ace and songwriter for country legends shows off his favorite gear.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
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Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

December 11, 2019
The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live tone toys.
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Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
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Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

November 27, 2019
The bluesy psych-rock trio shows off its souped-up import axes, pricier amps, and carefully planned pedal playgrounds.
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Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

November 21, 2019
From rocking garages to filling arenas, Dan Auerbach’s gear has always been odd and eccentric. Still keeping it weird, he spotlights axes from a teenage hero, a custom build influenced by an industry master, and a token of his success in the shape of a Holy Grail Gibson.
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Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

November 13, 2019
The acoustic alchemist shares the secrets to his massive, multi-dimensional tones.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
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