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Rig Rundown: Greg Koch

Rig Rundown - Greg Koch

The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.

For something a bit more rumbling, Koch goes with his Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider Baritone that’s tuned down to C.

And this sig is done up in Kochwork Orange, which is being exclusive to Wildwood Guitars. Both guitars are strung with D’Addario NYXL strings (.010–.046).

Koch uses Dunlop Primetone III 1.4 mm picks and D’Addario glass slides.

Koch uses no pedals, just a Lava cable running from his guitar straight into his signature Koch The Greg combo. This 50-watt, tube-driven powerhouse is fueled by EL34s and features a harmonic vibrato, juicy reverb, and two channels with an addition boost options. This Sonic Blue tolex combo feeds a pair of 10” speakers to unleash unmitigated savagery.

Greg Koch recently collaborated with Reverend Guitars to build the Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster. This T-Style was inspired by Koch’s vintage Teles, but jam-packed with modern innovations like a slightly larger, chambered korina body, a roasted-maple, compound-radius neck, Wilkinson Classic 3-saddle bridge with staggered brass saddles, and a set of his signature Fishman Gristle-Tone pickups. He even got creative with the color names. Shown here is the model in Blucifer.

Telemaster Greg Koch met with Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger before Koch’s sold-out show at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley where the groovy noodles and mind-blowing jams were paralleled only by Koch’s warped sense of humor.

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