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Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.

At first glance, Andy Hull’s longtime No. 1 (a Fender Telecaster) has nothing going on in it, but it does have a single Seymour Duncan Little ’59 Tele bridge pickup. All the other wiring, switches, and pots have been removed so the signal is as pure as possible. And for what it’s worth, Hull has said that the surgery has resulted in making the Tele 25 percent louder.

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