Check out the instruments used by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Bad Brains, Prophets of Rage, New Order, Built to Spill, and others who rocked the Chicago fest.

Dirty Heads’ David Foral

The funky low-ender kept things movin’ and groovin’ with his custom Music Man Sterling 5-string. The band’s tech Dakota Raysik had this to say about the bass: “This one has a koa top and a highly figured roasted bird’s-eye maple neck with ebony fretboard with his last name inlayed on the 12th fret. It has been Dave's main bass for a while and is kept the same all the time, the active 3-band EQ is set so it has just the right amount of push into the front of the amp and dialed in to where it has a full, round sound that can still cut. The pickup selector is in the middle position so he is using the two ceramic humbuckers in parallel. The strings are Regular Slinky 5-Strings (.045-.130), which do not get changed on this bass. These strings are over a year old and have 50+ shows worth of play. They have that perfect broken-in, warm tone that you can't fake, they don't sound dead, but just very well-rounded—sort of like flat wounds but better. They really work for his style of bass playing and they keep that round dub sound on his bass that can still cut through the mix without being washed out.”

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