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Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.

Widespread Panic

JB runs both his amps throughout the band’s two-set marathons. He’s had a Roland JC-120 since Widespread began and typically has the chorus engaged. But things get a little “wonky,” he says, when he steps on his Vox wah, so Joel Byron modded the wah with a switch that deactivates the amp’s chorus when it gets stomped on.

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