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

Gilbert's signal chain starts with a small pedalboard (not pictured) that has a Keeley Looper, which is used for guitar swaps, and a Boss DD-3 delay for the “secret” function of infinite echo. That pedalboard feeds into his main board which sports a Boss CS-3 Compressor, MXR Phase 90, Xotic Effects AC Booster, Catalinbread Karma Suture, TC Electronic MojoMojo, Catalinbread Callisto Chorus, and a TC Electronic Alter Ego V2. Everything is powered by a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus and sits on a homemade plywood board that leaves ample room for Paul’s big feet.

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Thanks to tech Jeff Mallard for technical support.

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