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Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown: Silversun Pickups

June 28, 2017
The L.A. rockers explain how they weave and manipulate their boundless tones with some classic Gibson ’birds and a mix of tube power and digital modeling. Plus, we find out guitarist Brian Aubert’s secret weapon.
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Rig Rundown: Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert & Billy Sheehan [2017]

June 21, 2017
We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.
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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang [2017]

June 14, 2017
The soul-singing bluesman covers all the bases with a trio of guitars, a handful of pedals, and a pair of classic combos.
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Rig Rundown: Hall & Oates’ John Oates and Shane Theriot

June 7, 2017
The guitar duo shares the vintage-meets-modern setups they use to craft their soul-tinged rock that still packs arenas.
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Rig Rundown: Russian Circles [2017]

May 31, 2017
Guitarist Mike Sullivan chronicles the essential guitars, amps, and noisemakers he needs to construct the band’s instrumental post-rock sonic mayhem.
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Rig Rundown: Royal Thunder

May 24, 2017
The Atlanta quartet shows off the beer-soaked gear they use to create their haunting Southern pysch rock.
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Rig Rundown: Rival Sons' Scott Holiday

May 17, 2017
One of modern rock’s most adventurous 6-stringers dishes on his love for offset guitars, Orange amps, and his ever-changing pedal playground.
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Rig Rundown: A Perfect Circle

May 10, 2017
James Iha and Matt McJunkins cover their 21st-century setups while lead guitarist Billy Howerdel shows off the range of sounds he needs to pull off the band’s expressive discography.
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Rig Rundown: Seether

May 3, 2017
The South-African rockers show off their ear-splitting rigs while rehearsing for their upcoming tour.
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Rig Rundown: Lee Brice Band

April 26, 2017
You asked, so here it is—PG goes behind the scenes to take a look at the live gear used by our own John Bohlinger and his onstage boss, country superstar Lee Brice.
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Rig Rundown: Marcus King

April 19, 2017
The 20-something blues phenom shows off his old-soul approach to tone.
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Rig Rundown: Coco Montoya

April 12, 2017
Strat-style guitars, loud amps, and a few choice pedals give this Bluesbreaker alum the tools he needs for some burning modern blues.
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Rig Rundown: Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow [2017]

April 5, 2017
One of rock’s loudest guitar-and-bass duos catalogs their ferocious setups.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Gales

March 29, 2017
A modern blues master takes us through his signature gear and gives some insight into his upside-down style.
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Rig Rundown: Deafheaven

March 22, 2017
Guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra might have similar tastes in gear, but their approach to combining modern metal riffs with soundscape samples sets them apart.
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Rig Rundown: Tedeschi Trucks Band

March 15, 2017
Guitar’s power couple of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi share the stories behind their rigs, and bassist Tim Lefebvre walks us through his trippy pedal setup.
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Rig Rundown: Jimmy Eat World

March 8, 2017
Jim Adkins and Tom Linton tossed their traditional setup to the side and packed up some P-90-loaded axes for their latest tour.
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Rig Rundown: Bon Jovi

March 1, 2017
We go over the semi-filling, arena-rocking loads of gear that John Shanks, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald brought on the road to support This House Is Not for Sale.
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Rig Rundown: Margaret Glaspy

February 22, 2017
Formerly an exclusive fan of a '61 Harmony Jupiter and Fender Champ, Glaspy explains the thought process behind her recent switch to a Danocaster and a Deluxe Reverb.
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Rig Rundown: Warpaint

February 15, 2017
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman get trippy gypsy with layers of effects and funky Fenders.
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