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He fronts two menacing bands with his “Ferrari-like” signature Jackson, but he’s also got a soft spot for his vintage ES-335.

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“This is one of my babies right here,” says Davidson as he pickups up and displays his 1969 Gibson ES-335 he scored during a visit at the Chicago Music Exchange. It’s immaculately untarnished for being over 40 years old and the major components are all stock. Davidson leaned on this semi-hollowbody quite heavily while recording the bulk of clean tones on the forthcoming Gargoyl LP. During the Rundown, he says his sweet spot for the ES is on the neck pickup with the tone knob set to about five. For this ride, he uses a custom set from D’Addario that are gauged .010 –.049 with an unwound 3rd string.


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