The founding guitarist shows how he breaks the post-hardcore mold with single-coils, old-school amps, and extreme stereo effects.

As Cities Burn founding guitarist (and occasional frontman) Cody Bonnette opens up his home to PG’s Perry Bean (a longtime friend) to talk through and demo the everyman gear that energizes his band’s dynamic post-hardcore sound that can go from moody alt-rock to intense, swaggering hardcore pandemonium.


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