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Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

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.

This is the PRS that started it all—cofounding guitarist Dave Knudson picked up this goldtop McCarty model at Al’s Guitarville in Edmonds, WA, right when Minus the Bear was taking off. He really enjoys it with low action for his tapping parts and he also takes advantage of the coil tapping for more “noisy grit.” And what started Knudson’s desire branching out into tapping? “Just trying to figure out ways to create cool riffs without playing a normal A chord.”

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