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Rig Rundown: The Doobie Brothers

The guitarists from one of classic rock’s most enduring hitmakers walk us through how they combine old-school custom axes with some of the latest technology.

PG’s Chris Kies met with Tom Johnston, John McFee, and Patrick Simmons (above right) before their recent Nashville gig at the Ascend Amphitheater. Old-school mentality reigns with Doobie mainstays Johnston and Simmons using the same guitars for decades, but multi-instrumentalist McFee explains why he embraces the 21st-century technology.

Special thanks to tech Chris Ledbetter.

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