Rig Rundown: Thrice [2021]

See how gear consolidation—including a sneaky stereo signature StingRay, a home-built guitar, and Line 6 modelers—actually encourages more tonal tinkering.

Recently Thrice's Dustin Kensrue (vocals/guitar) and Teppei Teranishi (guitar) participated in PG's Hooked. (The video series features musicians talking about a moment, riff, or song that turned their world upside down and sideswiped them into playing.) Kensrue raved about the Pixies' dissonant melodies, while Teranishi highlighted Metallica's heavy impact. And at the conclusion of the video, they both admit the band has a lot of "Pixies" parts and "Metallica" moments throughout its catalog.

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Enter here for your chance to WIN a Revv G3! Giveaway Ends October 28, 2021.

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The producer/songwriter on keeping it simple, staying hungry, and creating inspiration.

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Blackwater Holylight on Dinosaur Jr 's "Feel The Pain" | Hooked

Guitarist Mikayla Mayhew explains how J Mascis' turbulent, slow-n-go riff still takes her back to the days of skate parks and first bonding with the instrument.

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The Rush maestro's mega-versatile signature Les Paul at fraction of the price of the original.

Killer axe that offers tons of tones. Amazing value.

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Epiphone Alex Lifeson Axcess Standard


Gibson's Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess was released in 2011. It's a drool-worthy instrument that, with a price tag of $5,500, is unfortunately out of reach for most. But Epiphone's new Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard distills the essential elements of Lifeson's signature model into an axe that streets at just $899.

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Why I Built This: Atelier Rosenkrantz’s Rachel Rosenkrantz

The co-creator of Kaki King's innovative Passerelle bridge also crafts one-of-a-kind instruments constructed from biomaterials like mycelium and beeswax.

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