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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut

The instrumental post-rock group shows how they mix tried-and-true instruments with modeling technology for an expansive soundscape set for orbit.

Going with the one-instrument motif, bassist Niels Kinsella only lugs around a Fender American Vintage ’63 P Bass that has been upgraded with a Curtis Novak PB-CC Charlie Christian pickup, which gives Niels a big, thick, thumping tone. He typically rides the tone knob in the middle and strings it up with a set of Ernie Ball Custom Hybrid strings (.045-.105).


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