Guitarist Mike Sullivan chronicles the essential guitars, amps, and noisemakers he needs to construct the band’s instrumental post-rock sonic mayhem.

Mike runs two Twin Reverbs—one on each side of the stage—that are dialed in completely different. One is for the FOH engineer and is brighter and more crisp whereas the Twin on Mike’s side is turned to a bassier sound because he loves to feel the low-end thump when he’s playing. Both amps on his side are completely stock, but Mike admits that the Twin on the opposite side of the stage is the loudest and most unique Twin he’s heard because the tonal character has been effected in such a way from all the experimental tube swapping. As he put it, “I was like Stevie Wonder milkin' a cow!”

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