Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.

Mike Scott plugs his guitars into a Shure Axient wireless that feeds his Truetone Visual Volume pedal VV10, a Dunlop Rotovibe, Friedman BE-OD, Suhr Koko Boost, EBS Red Twister Chorus, EBS Bass IQ Triple Envelope Filter, and a Boss TU-3 tuner. His amp effects loop feeds his Dunlop Cry Baby 95Q wah, EBS DynaVerb reverb, Electro-Harmonix Nano POG, and a Visual Sound V3 Dual Tap Delay. In his rack sits an ISP Decimator Pro Rack noise reduction system, and his pedals dwell on a Pedaltrain Grande board.

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  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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