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Rig Rundown: Royal Thunder

The Atlanta quartet shows off the beer-soaked gear they use to create their haunting Southern pysch rock.

Lead guitarist and band co-founder Josh Weaver recently got this Gibson 1961 Les Paul Tribute—which he received in a trade for his SG Custom—and hasn’t been able to keep his mitts off it. The previous owner put on the Crazy Parts Vibrola tailpiece, but Josh has since dropped in a set of Bare Knuckle Stormy Monday humbuckers. For all his rides, he uses Dunlop Nickel Wound strings (.011–.050), hammers away with Dunlop Tortex .73 mm picks, and plays strictly in D-standard tuning.

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