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

Descedents’ Stephen Egerton

The punk rocker has been loyal to Ernie Ball guitars since the mid-’90s. For the band’s most recent album Hypercaffium Spazzinate he used an EBMM Axis that he calls “Old Gray,” but for the Riot Fest performance of their popular anthem “Hope” he used a sleek EBMM StingRay.

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We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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The Atlas Compressor offers up an extensive library of compression options and allows for transformation into a bass specific compression machine.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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