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Rig Rundown: Sleep

The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.

Typically, Pike runs a pair of Dual Darks—he feels they’re the British company’s most modern-sounding heads—to deliver the aggression and distortion he requires for Sleep, but on the Nashville date an Orange Rockerverb 100 MkIII substituted for a dying head. All the cabs are loaded with Celestions and all are firing.

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