The thrash-metal legend keeps things simple with signature ESP guitars, and a mix of analog and digital gear.

For this tour, Holt is using a Kemper Profiler with patches based on his vintage modded Marshall head, which doesn’t come out on the road. Also in the rack is a Marshall 9200 power amp that feeds a no-name 4x12 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.


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The punk rock pioneer rips on nothing more than a Schecter S-1, a JCM2000, and a well-placed DL4.

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Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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