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Rig Rundown: Pete Thorn

The Van Halen-loving star sideman for Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, and Don Henley, welcomes PG to his tone temple to see signature Suhrs, eight amps in a flash, and his core pedalboard.

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A bona fide amp connoisseur discusses his most under-the-radar tone machines.

Even after a cursory glance at Joe Bonamassa's Twitter and Facebook page, it's easy to tell this guy is into great vintage gear. From the rows and rows of Fender combos to a few vintage Marshall stacks, Bonamassa doesn't discriminate—if it's a benchmark for a great guitar tone, he has one (or seven). “I love talking about amps. It's so much better than talking about other stuff," Bonamassa gleams from his home in Los Angeles.

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