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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.

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Speaking of King Crimson and John Wetton, this white MIM Fender P bass caught Joe Rowland’s eye one day on eBay while he was supposed to be working. (Wetton used an early ‘70s P bass for King Crimson and Uriah Heep.) Both basses are laced up with chunky Stringjoy .065–.140 strings.

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