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Rig Rundown: Gogol Bordello’s Boris Pelekh

The ingredients for a gypsy-punk dance party are simple: a sturdy 6-string, a hearty tube amp, and a few essential tone shapers.

Boris admits to playing as many amps as possible, but also felt he was compromising his tone in one way or another, as he put it, he needs something that can be crystal clear with bell-like clarity for a Fender-y clean, but an amp that can also “bark like a mother-f*cker.” Enter the Orange Rockerverb 100 MkIII. The reason he hasn’t looked back since plugging into the MkIII is because of its attenuation circuit. It’s located after the master volume controls and determines when and how the amp distorts after the preamp stage, thus allowing him to retain his tone, no matter the venue.

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