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The godfathers of thrash metal show off their signatures axes, explain why they bow at the alter of Marshall, and King and Holt talk about their different preferences for Kahler and Floyd Rose bridges.

Premier Guitar's Chris Kies is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Aragon Ballroom, where he catches up with Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya along with temporary guitarist Gary Holt who talk each talk about their own signature guitars and explain why Slayer only uses Marshall heads. Plus, King explains his unique cabinet configuration.

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John 5 on How He Gets Old-School Tones from His Metal-Friendly Tele | The Big 5

Plus, find out which guitar hero the Rob Zombie sideman “begs and pleads” with you to listen to.

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For at least a decade, the classic Ampeg SVT was the dominant bass amp for power and tone.

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From the giant, hefty beasts of yore to their modern, ultra-portable equivalents, bass amps have come a long way. So, what's next?

Bassists are often quite well-informed about the details of their instruments, down to the finest technical specs. Many of us have had our share of intense discussions about the most minute differences between one instrument and another. (And sometimes those are interrupted by someone saying, "It's all in the fingers.") But right behind our backs, at the end of our output cables, there is a world of tone-shaping that we either simply ignore or just don't want to dive into too deeply. Turning a gear discussion from bass to amp is a perfect way to bring it to an abrupt end.

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