the sword

Panic! At the Disco, Idles, the Sword, Torres, and more appear in this gallery of our 14 favorite boards from the last year’s worth of Rig Rundowns.

The bad news: Covid put in-person Rig Rundowns on hold till mid 2021. The good news? Zoom episodes were every bit as compelling! Here are our favorite stomp stations from the last year.

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In our 13th year of the popular video series, we cataloged setups of a guitar god, Nashville session ace, audaciously charming Brit rockers, a slide master, and heavy-music-producing icon. Find out who topped this year's list!

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Rig Rundown: The Sword [2021]

See how these bad hombres bridge Texas boogie and mystic Birmingham vibes with stylish, striking 6-strings—including a signature Reverend goldtop—and boisterous British behemoths.

There's no doubt ZZ Top trademarked Texas boogie. And over 30 years later, the Sword furthered the Lonestar shuffle's legacy by darkening it.

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