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

Drew scored this 1982 Peavey T-40 on Reverb right before the tour and it serves as his only road bass right now. Prior to acquiring the bass, he had the seller sand down the neck so Drew could keep up with Thomas’ fast fretwork. For strings he goes with DR .045–.100 and rocks Dunlop Tortex Sharp 1.14 mm picks.

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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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