Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.

On fly dates Scott Mellinger tours with one guitar, his ESP E-II Eclipse DB loaded with Fishman Fluence Willie Adler pickups. Since Mellinger tunes down to drop C, and sometimes down to B, he uses LaBella .011–.052 strings.

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