The post-hardcore power duo dives into their go-to axes, goosed tube amps, and healthy stash of tone-warping noisemakers.

Erak is known for his expressive, gnarly tones leading fans to assume he brings a trailer full of stomps, but as you can see above—he goes light and lean with just a TC Electronic PolyTune, DigiTech Whammy, Boss RE-20 Space Echo, GreedTone OverDrive, Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser, TC Electronic Flashback, Orange FS-1 amp switcher, and an Ernie Ball VP Jr. volume pedal.

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Fat tones from a sweet niche where Les Paul, Gretsch, and Telecaster share the limelight.

Copious, unexpected tones. Cool, useful bass contour control. Very nice build quality. Excellent value.

Heavy.

$1,199

Reverend Flatroc Bigsby
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