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

Bad Religion’s Mike Dimkich

Just like Baker, Dimkich goes old school by rocking a 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior that is all stock, aside from a refinish and tuners. He loves the raw sound of a P-90 because “it’s probably recorded more classic rock and roll records than folks would ever imagine and has been on most classic punk albums—NY Dolls, Sex Pistols, the Clash, 999, the Avengers—plus the single pickup and minimal controls makes a guy's life far easier in the heat of battle onstage (laughs)!”

So many varied ways to phase for days.

Sweet, distinct phase voice. Resonance, mix, range, and volume controls expand tone-shaping possibilities significantly. High quality.

Expensive.

$279

Spaceman Explorer
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