Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.

Blake Ibanez tours with a Jackson RR1 and a Jackson RRMG Pro, both loaded with Lace Drop & Gain pickups. Both guitars are strung with Ernie Ball Super Slinky (.009–.042) gauge strings.

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Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

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We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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