Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.

This Hiwatt Lead 30 has a lot of headroom but distorts at low volume. Nick says the amp’s distinctly British tone, with the volume at 1 o’clock and the master volume at 9 o’clock, sounds like “a really jangly AC30.” He especially likes running it through a vintage Marshall 4x12 with 25-watt Greenbacks.

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