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Rig Rundown: Dawes

Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.

PG ’s John Bohlinger hung with Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Duane Betts of Dawes before their April 2016 gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. With Gelber’s self-made basses, Goldsmith’s classic axes, and Betts’ historic hand-me-downs, Dawes show that simplicity get’s it done.