See what guitars and basses the punks, metalheads, and hardcore rockers used during the Windy City’s other 3-day festival.

Holy White Hounds’ James Manson

For the band’s midday set, Manson went the distance with this Epiphone Firebird that he bought online because of how beautiful it looked with its gold hardware. Manson hasn’t done anything to the guitar since buying it, but the pickups have so much sweat, beer, and grime in them that their tone has been muddied up, so he employs a few select stomps to brighten up his sound for the stage.

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