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Rig Rundown: Heart

We get the lowdown on the guitars and basses used by Nancy and Ann Wilson, Craig Bartock, and Dan Rothchild.

Bartock Amps

Bartock is a Vox guy through and through. He prefers a Rose Morris-era V125 head and matching ported 2x12 cab running in tandem with a circa-’95, British-built AC30 with Celestion Greenback speakers. For backup, he’s got a recent-vintage Vox AC50 and another ported 2x12 cab, as well as a VVT head.

Premier Guitar’s Shawn Hammond met with Ann and Nancy Wilson’s guitar tech, Jeff Ousley, lead guitarist Craig Bartock, and bassist Dan Rothchild before Heart’s show at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 21, 2015. Ousley—who’s been maintaining the Wilson sisters’ gear (and making them mean cups of coffee) for more than 20 years—walked us through everything from Ann’s custom Martin acoustics to Nancy’s vintage SG and Tele, while Bartock and Rothchild shared their cool customized instruments.