PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III. In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through both his setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set.



PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III.

In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through both his setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set. For the country set, Hank III uses Guild SB-37 acoustics through a Randall head and Port City 2x12 cabs. During the metal set, he uses Guild Nightbird solidbodies through an original VHT Pitbull 2x12. His current pedalboard includes a Dunlop wah, Electro-Harmonix POG 2, and an original ProCo Turbo Rat fuzz pedal.

An all-analog polyphonic amplitude synthesizer that alters the attack and decay time of any sound source without sacrificing the fidelity of the original tone.

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A newly designed koa wonder that packs a punch.

Incredibly easy to play. Well-balanced tone.

Not as visually stunning as other koa models.

$3,499

Taylor 724ce
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Hawaiian koa has been a favorite of boutique acoustic builders for ages. It has a cool tone personality, somewhere between rosewood and mahogany. It can be used for both back and sides and for top wood, and it’s beautiful. It’s also pretty expensive. The good news is that Taylor’s new 724ce is built with a breed of Koa that actually helps players save a few bucks.
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Kenny Greenberg with his main axe, a vintage Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary that he found at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for a mere $600. “It had the original pickups, but the finish had been taken off and the headstock had been repaired. So, it’s a great example of a ‘player’s vintage instrument,’” he says.

On his solo debut, the Nashville session wizard discovers his own musical personality in a soundtrack for a movie that wasn’t, with stops in Africa and Mississippi hill country.

Kenny Greenberg has been Nashville’s secret weapon for decades. He’s the guitarist many insiders credit with giving the Nashville sound the rock ’n’ roll edge that’s become de rigueur for big country records since the ’90s. It’s the sound that, in many ways, delivered country music from its roots to sporting events.

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