The alt-rock pioneers show us the killer screen-printed Mesa/Boogies and piles of pedals they use to dish out both ethereal and rough-and-tumble tones.

From their gritty garage roots in 1986, to multiple major deals, world tours, breaks-ups and reunions, The Afghan Whigs—including longtime bassist John Curley (above right)—hung with Premier Guitar prior to their jet-fueled gig in Nashville.

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