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

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Gwar’s Balsac—the Jaws of Death

In his typical awesome fashion, Mike Derks donned his oversized monster suit and played his signature model Schecter Balsac the Jaws 'o Death 6-string during the whole hilarious set in Chicago. Nicknamed "Jaw," it’s a jagged version of a classic V-shape body loaded with a Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout pickup.

Fender’s American Vintage II Series

For these new recreations, Fender focuses on the little things that make original golden-era Fenders objects of obsession.

If there’s one thing players love more than new guitars, it’s old guitars—the unique feel, the design idiosyncrasies, the quirks in finish that all came from the pre-CNC era of instrument manufacturing. These characteristics become the stuff of legend, passed on through the years via rumors and anecdotes in shops, forums, and community networks.

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The Red Sea was born out of the vision to provide complex signal routing options available to the live/performing musician, that up until now, are only found in a studio mixing environment.

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Stardust V3 was designed to capture the sound and response of 3 distinct amplifier models.

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The Sunn O))) Life Pedal circuit has been meticulously tweaked from the original and includes a third footswitch.

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