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

Gilbert plugs into channel two of a 100-watt Marshall 1959SLP Super Lead head that feeds two Marshall 4x12 cabs loaded with Celestion 25-watt Greenback speakers. A second Marshall serves as a backup.

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