bigsby

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & Sadler Vaden [2024]
Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit with Sadler Vaden [2024]

With four Grammys, loads of gear, and millions of tour bus miles, Isbell is back for an updated Rig Rundown with his 400 Unit co-guitarist, Sadler Vaden.

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Deconstructing mechanical vibrato leads to bold and bizarre sonic ends.

Unconventional approaches to pitch shifting yield creative results. Clever design on hardware and digital fronts. High-quality build.

Can be less than intuitive. Considerable learning curve. Expensive.

$379

Gamechanger Audio Bigsby Pedal
gamechangeraudio.com

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It’s impressive to consider the ways Bigsby vibrato systems have been thrashed, massaged, and otherwise put to work in the service of making guitars sing in more emotional, weirder, and more humanly vocal ways. For my money, it’s one of the coolest improvements to the 6-string guitar concept ever.

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Rig Rundown: Coheed and Cambria [2022]

See how a stockpile of customized Gibsons and worn-down Nash Ps provide an intergalactic prog-rock soundtrack to The Amory Wars. Plus, Claudio Sanchez drops news about a Muff-and-Super-Overdrive clone collaboration with Wren and Cuff.

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