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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.


Stroetzel’s backup axe is this 2014 Caparison JSM Signature model that’s also been upgraded with a set of Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers. For added intonation and a beefier tone, Stroetzel keeps both his Caparisons strung with D’Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound strings: .011–.049.