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Rig Rundown: AWOLNATION’s Zach Irons

A Japanese Strat, Fender Bassman tones from a Kemper, and a whole lot of distortion help Awolnation’s lead 6-stringer recreate unconventional guitar tones onstage.

Irons uses a Kemper Profiling Amplifier live, and all of his profiles are Fender Bassman sounds. Irons is used to playing Marshalls, so he’s currently trying a real-amp approach with only boost, clean, and dirty profiles. “The Kempers can do so much more than that, but I’m still adapting to using them, so I’m going for a basic thing right now.”