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A look at Brad Delson's touring gear, as well as his new favorite studio Strat.

Linkin Park’s lead guitarist Brad Delson is known for rocking signature PRS Custom 24s and Shure headphones onstage.

On their latest album, The Hunting Party, Linkin Park aimed heavier. Guitarist Brad Delson tells us he was more inspired than ever with making his guitar sound insanely different. We’re excited to see the new setup Delson will bring out on tour this summer, but for now, here’s a look at what he brought on Living Things tour in 2012. Bonus: Check out the craziest-looking bass we’ve seen in a while.

How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.

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  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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