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Rig Rundown: Murder by Death

Down-tuned axes and a thirst for experimentation fuel the rootsy indie-rock band’s sound.

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Sarah Balliet plays a Zeta electric cello re-housed in a wooden body to give the visual aesthetic of a traditional cello with the practicality of a Zeta.

Murder by Death’s bassist Matt Armstrong managed to squeeze in a quick interview and walk us through the band’s gear before their show in Nashville. The band’s spacey-meets-gothic vibe is powered by low-tuned axes, effect-laden cellos, and a unique approach to tone.

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On her new record with her trio, Molly Miller executes a live-feeling work of structural harmony that mirrors her busy life.

Photo by Anna Azarov

The accomplished guitarist and teacher’s new record, like her lifestyle, is taut and exciting—no more, and certainly no less, than is needed.

Molly Miller, a self-described “high-energy person,” is fully charged by the crack of dawn. When Ischeduled our interview, she opted for the very first slot available—8:30 a.m.—just before her 10 a.m. tennis match!

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Featuring enhanced amp models, a built-in creative looper, AI-powered tone exploration, and smart jam features.

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RAB Audio's new ProRak SRS Guitar Studio Racking System offers customizable configurations for organizing guitar gear in the studio.

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Featuring FET instrument inputs, "Enhance" switch, and innovative input stage, this interface is designed to solve challenges like poor feel, setting levels, and ease of use.

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