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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.

Kelley Deal runs a Rapco cable from her guitar into a Boss TU-3. From there, the signal hits an Ibanez Tube King, a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, an EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath, a TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, and a Boss PN-2 Tremolo/Pan which runs the signal to the amp. A Boss GE-7 lives on top of the Marshall that she turns on to boost the Strat to match the LP’s volume.

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