November 2018

Rig Rundown

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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Rig Rundown: Waddy Wachtel

February 8, 2017
One of the most recorded guitar players in history takes us behind the scenes while on tour with Stevie Nicks for a look at his bare-bones setup.
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Rig Rundown: Red Hot Chili Peppers [2017]

February 1, 2017
See how the extensive live setups used by Flea and Josh Klinghoffer have morphed since their 2012 I'm with You tour.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2017]

January 25, 2017
The man behind some of the most iconic electric tones shows off his unplugged side.
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Rig Rundown: Doyle Bramhall II

January 11, 2017
The famed bluesman creates his soulful musical gumbo with a mixture of vintage gear, a few boutique toys, and a pile of pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Cobb

January 4, 2017
Nashville’s most in-demand producer invites us into the historic RCA Studio A for an in-depth look at his unbelievable stash of vintage gear.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2016

December 30, 2016
You watched, we listened! Here are the most popular episodes of the year.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Gambale

December 28, 2016
The Australian chops meister dishes the dirt on the gear he uses on the road with fusion legend Chick Corea.
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Rig Rundown: Meshuggah [2016]

December 21, 2016
The Swedish metal masters eschew cabs for a mix of high-powered amps, some digital modeling, and 8-string axes.
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Rig Rundown: Gang of Four's Andy Gill

December 14, 2016
A surprisingly modern setup for one of post-punk’s founding fathers.
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Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

December 7, 2016
The Grammy-winning guitarist shows off his Elliott guitars, a well-designed pedalboard, and his old-school, dual-amp approach.
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Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

November 30, 2016
Psychedelia reigns with the band’s stash of boutique guitars, workhorse amps, and tone-shaping stomps.
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