Guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster and bassist “King” Mike Abbate worry little about instrument investments and instead focus on producing raw, energy-fueled, loud-as-hell jams.

Marissa Paternoster’s other S-500 was also a gift, given directly to her by G&L. Nothing is updated on this 6-string, but during the show before Nashville, she cracked the pickguard while thrashing onstage. Both guitars are strung with GHS Boomers (.009–.042)—Paternoster says her little hands can’t bend thick strings—and she shreds with Dunlop Tortex picks (.88 mm).

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