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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.

Dave Knudson’s No. 1 for this final run is this PRS Custom 24. We spoke with Minus the Bear in 2017 around their VOIDS sessions, and this is what Dave had to say about his PRS guitars: “Honestly, I pretty much used my two PRSs the entire time—probably 90 percent. There was a lot of mixing of amps and pedal combinations, but those guitars—they’re like home for me because I’ve had them for years. I feel so comfortable playing them, they sound great, and you can get a lot of different tones out of them, whether you’re coil-tapping or at the bridge or the neck pickup. They’re really versatile, they’re easy for me to play—I mean, I love the PRSs.” Both guitars are using Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys (.010–.046).

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