We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!

Dave Baksh

Sum 41’s Dave Baksh

Dave “Brownsound” Baksh primarily rocks PRS guitars. During the band’s afternoon set, he went with his SC 250 for the song “Over My Head (Better Off Dead).”

The 4-day event will feature clinics and performances hosted by guitar stars Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Trapp, Brent Mason, Mark Lettieri, Greg Koch, and more.

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“Malcolm Young Is the Benchmark for Everything”—God Is an Astronaut & the Big 5!
Plus, Torsten & Niels Kinsella and Jamie Dean detail the modded Fender guitars that power their atmospheric post-rock.
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Fig. 1

Here’s a different way to unleash the beast within your tracks.

Welcome to another Dojo. Last month I explained in detail how to set up and use sidechain compression techniques to get that classic pop/EDM pumping sound on your rhythm guitar parts and other instruments in your mix. This time, we’ll use the same setup techniques but, instead of sidechaining a compressor, I’m going to show you the benefits of using a gate.

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