Take an in-depth look at the shred-tastic gear used by Vai, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Wylde, and Abasi.

Generation Axe, the shred supergroup spawned from Steve Vai, toured coast to coast this year. At the Nashville stop, PG caught up with Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi for a candid look at the guitars, amps, and pedals they take on the road. Photo by Igor Vidyashev/Atlas Icons