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

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein

Carrie cranks it up for “One More Hour” with her custom-made, one-off Tele clone that was built by Rueben Cox. Here’s what the builder had to say about it: “The guitar was completed on New Year's Eve 2014. The pickups are Lollar Wide Range humbuckers. The body is mahogany—completely hollow except a for a mahogany bridge block—with a book-matched mahogany top and back. I gave it a chopped tele bridge and the 3-way placement is similar to the SG.”

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

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

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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