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Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: Mike Stern

May 9, 2018
Consistency is key when it comes to this jazz legend’s approach to gear. Check out how one of the most rocking jazzers gets his signature tone.
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Rig Rundown: The Mattson 2

May 2, 2018
Go inside the psych-jazz stylings of Jared Mattson and check out his wacky Japanese doubleneck that provides the midrange buzz and low-end thump for the duo.
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Rig Rundown: Khruangbin

April 25, 2018
Witness how the Texas trio spawns their brand of atmospheric Thai-funk rock with an expansive use of ’verb and a pair of road-trodden, vintage-styled instruments.
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Rig Rundown: The Dear Hunter

April 18, 2018
Explore the three keys that propel the band’s prog-rock orbit: custom axes, pedal-platform tube amps, and stompboxes strengthened with modeling tech from Line 6.
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Rig Rundown: Earthless

April 11, 2018
Isaiah Mitchell and Mike Eginton demo their psych-rock toys, including a couple of new Tyrant amps and vintage gear from Dan Armstrong, Sunn, and Acoustic.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2018]

April 4, 2018
To reproduce Ah Via Musicom live, EJ pairs new signature semi-hollow Strats with much of his 1990 rig—and a clever new way to make his Echoplexes roadworthy.
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Rig Rundown: Robin Trower

March 28, 2018
The English rocker’s recipe for psychedelic blues-rock is simple: Plug a Strat into a Marshall and crank it up.
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Rig Rundown: Propagandhi

March 21, 2018
Politically charged prog-punkers Chris Hannah, Todd Kowalski, and Sulynn Hago of Propagandhi take PG through their road rigs.
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Rig Rundown: Screaming Females

March 14, 2018
Guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster and bassist “King” Mike Abbate worry little about instrument investments and instead focus on producing raw, energy-fueled, loud-as-hell jams.
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Rig Rundown: Pallbearer

March 7, 2018
Learn how these Arkansas rockers move beyond a wall of dark and heavy doom with various modulations, delays, and deep ’verbs to weave their own complex sonic architecture.
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Rig Rundown: Snarky Puppy

February 28, 2018
Arguably the most danceable jazz band around gives us some insights to the gear they use to keep the audience grooving.
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Rig Rundown: Radio Moscow

February 21, 2018
This psych-rock power trio doesn't mind a little 60-cycle hum from their collection of obscure vintage gear from Gibson, Alamo, Danelectro, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Milky Chance

February 14, 2018
The German folk/reggae-rock group gives us a peek at their streamlined setup that combines vintage, offbeat axes with cutting-edge technology.
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Rig Rundown: Greta Van Fleet

February 7, 2018
One of today’s most buzzed-about rock bands walks us through the gear that powers their riff-heavy jams.
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Rig Rundown: Clutch [2018]

January 31, 2018
Earth-rocking road warriors Tim Sult and Dan Maines show off their Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Orange and Ampeg heads, and their most elaborate boards to date.
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Rig Rundown: Devin Townsend

January 17, 2018
In one of our funnest-ever RR shoots, the original Strapping Young Lad waxes giddy and witty explaining his signature axe, pickups, and all-digital setup.
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Rig Rundown: Bully

January 10, 2018
Offset guitars, classic American amps, and gnarly fuzzes fuel these Nashvillians' indie jams.
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Rig Rundown: Power Trip

January 3, 2018
Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.
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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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