Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.

“I don’t ever want to play anything but Verellen amps,” states Cory Murchy. “You plug in and it always sounds like bass.” This 300-watt Meatsmoke monster is one of the first-ever models built by Ben Verellen. The head powers an Ampeg 8x10 cab.

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