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In Flames' Björn Gelotte, Chris Broderick & Liam Wilson Rig Rundown
Rig Rundown: In Flames' Björn Gelotte, Chris Broderick & Liam Wilson

The Swedish melodic death metal pioneers continue solidifying their reign as technical titans. That’s due in part to signature guitars—Epiphone Les Paul Customs plus Jackson Diabolics and Soloists that rip and roar—as well as Zon Sonus basses. Altogether, these steely vets with thundering tenacity are feeling the surge of fresh sonic blood.

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With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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Funk legend Bootsy Collins unveils his 23rd studio album, Album of the Year #1 Funkateer, due out October 25.

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Donny Benét Rig Rundown
Rig Rundown: Donny Benét

The Italian-Australian may travel light—a single F Bass VF4—but he still delivers unlimited funky-fresh low-end thunder from Down Under that gets the women swooning, the men fuming, and everyone grooving like it’s Studio 54.

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Tyler Childers & the Food Stamps Rig Rundown [2024]
Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers & the Food Stamps' CJ Cain, Jesse Wells, James Barker & Craig Burletic

These barnstorming bandmates are multi-instrumentalists who parade out a music store's worth of gear that provides all the twangin’, cryin’, moanin’, howlin’, and note-bendin’ that’ll get you two-steppin’ or dropping a tear in your beer.

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