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.

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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.

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A compact pedal format preamp designed to offer classic, natural bass tone with increased tonal control and extended headroom.

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Here’s a different way to unleash the beast within your tracks.

Welcome to another Dojo. Last month I explained in detail how to set up and use sidechain compression techniques to get that classic pop/EDM pumping sound on your rhythm guitar parts and other instruments in your mix. This time, we’ll use the same setup techniques but, instead of sidechaining a compressor, I’m going to show you the benefits of using a gate.

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