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Rig Rundown: The Breeders

For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.

On the less aggressive side is her stock 1992 Fender Strat Ultra strung with Ernie Ball .010 strings. The Strat was stolen and went missing for years until it made its way back into Kelley Deal’s life, although a little bit more abused. Deal plays with Dunlop .38 mm and .46 mm picks.

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