Rig Rundown: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
April 8, 2015
The influential “riot grrl” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer keeps it simple, but that doesn’t mean she’s not picky about her Gibson Melody Makers, Red Rhodes Velvet Hammer pickups, and Music Man amps.
Back by the amps, a Boss Noise Suppressor (which Nagy refers to as “the shut-up box”) is ready to tame noise from Needles’ P-90 pickups, when necessary.
Premier Guitar’s Shawn Hammond met with Zach Nagy, guitar tech for Joan Jett, lead guitarist Dougie Needles, and bassist Hal Salzer before the Blackhearts’ show at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 21, 2015.