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Rig Rundown: Killswitch Engage

One of metalcore’s biggest bands allows PG to check out their signature instruments and the minimal gear they use to punish crowds on a nightly basis.


Thanks to his guitar brother on the other side of the stage, Adam Dutkiewicz currently plays Caparison. (Joel has been a longtime user, and Adam fell in love with his instruments.) His main guitar is a custom 2016 Caparison TAT Special FX that has a few factory mods, including vintage-style frets, a single Fishman Fluence Modern humbucking pickup, and one master volume control. Dutkiewicz has been consistently using D’Addario EXL115 .011–.049 strings on his guitars.