We catch up with the virtuoso pair to talk about gear, three-string guitars, and how they dial in their legendary tones.

There’s a part of the set that calls for over-the-top, insane guitar aerobics. That’s when Gilbert reaches for his three-string Ibanez PGMM31 that sits on a stand. The guitar features Ibanez Infinity R pickups and is strung with Ernie Ball RPS strings (.046, .018p, and .011)—all tuned to E.

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Thanks to tech Jeff Mallard for technical support.

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