Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald double-team guitar and bass duties with a pair of streamlined setups.

Before a show at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium, Miles Doughty tells Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger about the guitar and bass rigs he and Kyle McDonald share while fronting Slightly Stoopid.

Thanks to guitar tech Anthony P. Levato (Tech 9) for his help with details.

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