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Rig Rundown: Be Well’s Mike Schleibaum

Darkest Hour's cofounding guitarist details his brand-new signature ESP V and offers up sound secrets gleaned from producer/singer Brian McTernan.

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Here is Schleibaum’s 1991 Gibson 1979 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty reissue. The broken headstock made this one a little less precious, so it’s become his No. 1 onstage guitar. This one was upgraded with his preferred Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB (bridge), but still has a stock 490R ’bucker in the neck.

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