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An exclusive excerpt of the legendary engineer and guitarist rapping about the guitarists he was most excited to hear.

When I spoke to recording engineer, Shellac guitarist, and Electrical Audio proprietor Steve Albini for our April cover story, we mostly covered his personal recording techniques, with some extra space allotted for the details of his iconic guitar rig. Albini, who passed suddenly not long after the issue went to print, was generous and forthcoming on all fronts.

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The ascendant roots shredder shares intimate details from his musical upbringing and gets philosophical on the past and future of bluegrass.

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Over the course of all these Rig Rundowns, we see a lot of pedalboards! Here are 13 of our favorites from the past year, from Billy Strings, Nile Rodgers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sunn O))), and more.

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