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Rig Rundown - Kurt Ballou

Converge’s 6-string steamroller—who also happens to be a famously heavy and in-demand producer (and gear designer)—takes PG inside his GodCity Studio to talk mics, tracking, instrument building, and more.

If you’ve thought to yourself, “this is the most vicious-sounding record I’ve heard,” chances are Kurt Ballou’s fingerprints are on it. Since officially starting in 1995 inside his parents’ garage and eventually opening GodCity Studio’s doors in 2003 (in “Witch City” Salem, MA, no less), Ballou has chiseled out granite tones for bands like Every Time I Die, High on Fire, Torche, Cave In, Old Man Gloom, American Nightmare, and Kvelertak. (“He brings a lot to the table, and he’s been pretty important in terms of how our sound got formed,” Kverlertak’s Vidar Landa in a PG interview on working with Ballou.) Oh, and we can forget his genre-shaping band Converge, that he’s played guitar in since 1990, co-produced since 2001’s hardcore pillar Jane Doe and been the console captain since 2006’s No Heroes.

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Featuring a hemp cone, 1” voice coil and lightweight 15 oz. ceramic magnet.

Eminence, KY (January 17, 2012) – Eminence Speaker LLC proudly introduces an addition to their popular Patriot Series of guitar speakers, the 8”, 20 watt 820H.

Featuring a hemp cone, 1” voice coil and lightweight 15 oz. ceramic magnet, the 4 ohm 820H offers a rich, warm, full bodied tone that emulates a larger cone, with fat, punchy lows, smooth, but defined highs, and a nice break up. The 820H also offers prominent mids, but with a warm, smooth texture.

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PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of 3rd Power Amplification's Dream Solo 4, which was a Web Exclusive review in May 2012 for Premier Guitar and can be read online, for free, in its entirety, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/May/3rd_Power_Amplification_....



PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of 3rd Power Amplification's Dream Solo 4, which was a Web Exclusive review in May 2012 for Premier Guitar and can be read online, for free, in its entirety, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/May/3rd_Power_Amplification_....

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