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Rig Rundown: Pallbearer

Learn how these Arkansas rockers move beyond a wall of dark and heavy doom with various modulations, delays, and deep ’verbs to weave their own complex sonic architecture.


Bassist/vocalist Joe Rowland has been playing Fender Ps for as long as he can remember. This particular one is his latest gear acquisition—a 2017 Fender American Professional Precision bass. The only change he’s made to the instrument thus far was swapping out the stock pickups for a set of custom-wound Avedissian P pickups and requested that they be voiced close to John Wetton’s tone on King Crimson’s Red.

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