See what guitars and basses the punks, metalheads, and hardcore rockers used during the Windy City’s other 3-day festival.
Ween’s Dean Ween
One of the ringleaders of the offbeat alt-rock group Ween, Dean (a.k.a. Mickey Melchiondo) pays constant tribute to his Hendrix influences by primarily rocking a Strat onstage. The mashed-up Strat's cavity has a '57 route and has a dowel cut in half lengthwise glued to the outside wall to receive the extra screw hole for a '62 or later pickguard. It was refinished Dakota red in the early '90s. And its neck plate dates to 1962. The guitar has a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup in the bridge and Fender Lace Sensors in the middle and neck positions.