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Rig Rundown: King Crimson's Robert Fripp

The veteran prog-rock hero continues his fearless forays into the future with a tubeless setup heavy on digital effects and MIDI capabilities that give him ultimate control.

The controls on Fripp’s Fernandes require a closer look. Let’s start with the knobs. There’s a single volume knob and a push/push tone knob that switches between the guitar signal and the 13-pin output. A small black knob controls the volume of the synth. The remaining toggle switches control everything from a fat switch on Fripp’s GR-1, to the harmonic mode of the Sustainer, to scrolling through program changes.

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