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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 says he turns on every distortion possible when playing guitar live for the title track from Awolnation’s latest album, Run. Then he flips on his POG2 to lower the octave for added raunch. “So it’s not only disgusting, it’s also fat,” he says. “It’s the best—I love playing that one.”