The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
Gibbons uses almost the same amp setup as Hill, with Marshall JMP-1s and Valvestate Pro 80/80s into a DI. His Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine signal runs straight to a miked iso box to the front of house. Another signal is sent straight to a DI for recording every night.
ZZ Topâ€™s guitar and bass tech, Elwood Francis, explains the ins and outs of the newest guitars and basses that Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have out on the road for 2015.