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

Rob Zombie’s John 5

A man of many Teles (check out his lava lamp Fender Tele in our Rig Rundown), John 5 used his signature J5 Tele with a “paddle” headstock for most of the set that celebrated White Zombie’s Astro Creep 2000.

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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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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