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Gallery: Riot Fest 2019

Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.


Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull

If something appears missing, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: Manchester Orchestra’s guitarist/vocalist Andy Hull has stripped everything from this Fender Telecaster except the Seymour Duncan Little ’59 bridge humbucker. In our Rig Rundown with Manchester Orchestra, we reported that: “All the other wiring, switches, and pots have been removed so the signal is as pure as possible. And for what it’s worth, Hull has said that the surgery has resulted in making the Tele 25 percent louder.”