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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

Clean power is the aim of Schools’ current system, which is driven by a d&b power amp. Agostino explains that the bass rig mirrors the band’s overall PA system, and that Schools was inspired to put it together by Phil Lesh’s rig. It’s bi-amped, with the highs running through two d&b Y10 speakers and two of the company’s 1x15 cabs for low end. Those rest atop a pair of 18s, controlled by the monitor engineer, who feeds them some kick drum, too, letting them double as monitor and bass output. A currently unused Line 6 Relay wireless receiver rests below the d&b amp.

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