This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.

PG’s Perry Bean and Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean chat about McBean’s Hiwatt-and-Fender amp setup, his favorite Gibson solidbodies, and his funky home-painted stomps before the band’s June 18, 2016, gig at Mercy Lounge in Nashville.

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Combining the classic tone of valve amps and the modern technology of amp modeling, the LB 30 2.N. delivers a one-stop solution for all modern-day bassists.

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Muse returns to self-producing on Will of the People, an album teeming with formidable anthems that navigate themes of fear, politics, dystopia, compliance, corruption, and other topics concerning the world order.

Decked out in black ninja-like uniforms with mosaic mirrored masks obscuring their faces, Muse opens their current shows with the powerful, sing-along chant of “Will of the People,” the anthemic title track off their latest album. From that song’s infectious shuffle until the very end of the concert’s encore, people are jumping out of their seats, and appear to be completely mesmerized.

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