Matt Smith’s setup might appear frail, but his disheveled ’82 SG and a half-powered JCM800 ignites a powder keg of melodic hardcore.

For other softer, more Americana projects, Smith has been depending on this Dr. Z MAZ 38 NR Mk I. Aside from swapping out a first-position 12AX7 preamp tube to something with more gain, it’s all stock and to his ears, it sounds like a “hot-rodded AC30 with loads of midrange.” And for situations like filming a Rig Rundown out of your house, Smith’s THD Hot Plate comes in handy ratcheting down things by -16 dB.

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