The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.

We caught up with Joe “Blower” Garvey and Mark King of Hinder just before they peeled the paint off the walls of Nashville’s legendary venue, Exit/In. Garvey and King get their bone-crushing tone through a wealth of Gibsons and some modeled versions of classic amps.

Special thanks to guitar tech Cameron Conyer.

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Rhett and Zach unpack the big news for secondhand guitar sellers and buyers: Sweetwater has launched their new Gear Exchange. How does it compare to Reverb, Craigslist, and Marketplace? To find out, Zach takes the site for a spin and buys a pedal. He calls the process both “very easy” and “normal.” They discuss the pros and cons of the various used-gear outlets and share tips for not getting got when buying gear. Plus, Zach grew a mustache, Mythos Pedals is moving, and he talks about his forthcoming line of Strat pickups inspired by Hendrix’s reverse-stagger setup.

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