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 has to cover a lot of sonic territory on the tour, and it takes a lot of guitars to do it. Here is his 2007 Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody II that is strung with DR Hi-Beam strings (.009–.046).

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Beginner

  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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Last updated on May 12, 2022

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