February 2020

Rig Rundown

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Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

February 12, 2020
Solid-state bizarros, custom instruments, and shape-shifting digital dynamos power these lo-fi rockers' aural adventures.
Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

February 5, 2020
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk riffer reveals how working as a setup tech for Gibson informed the design of his signature aluminum axes from Electrical Guitar Company.
Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

January 29, 2020
A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.
Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.
Rig Rundown: Tom Bukovac

Rig Rundown: Tom Bukovac

January 15, 2020
When you’re one of the most recorded guitarists in Nashville, you make sure you can cover all the bases. Watch this in-depth look at the amazing vintage guitars, rare amps, and massive pedalboard that inspires one of Nashville’s first-call session players.
Rig Rundown: Ida Mae's Chris Turpin

Rig Rundown: Ida Mae's Chris Turpin

January 8, 2020
This modern-day Delta blues star goes deep on low-powered amps, vintage resos, and open-tuned riffs.
Rig Rundown: Intervals

Rig Rundown: Intervals

January 1, 2020
Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones prototypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

December 30, 2019
Based on your watch time and clicks, here are the most-watched videos this trip 'round the sun.
Rig Rundown: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

Rig Rundown: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

December 25, 2019
Huge arena-rock guitar tones meet heavy-metal Christmas jams on one of the year’s most successful tours. Go behind the scenes to see how the guitar tandem kick out the holiday jams.
Rig Rundown: Steve Wariner

Rig Rundown: Steve Wariner

December 18, 2019
Designated a "certified guitar picker" by former boss Chet Atkins, the multiple Grammy-winning session ace and songwriter for country legends shows off his favorite gear.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

December 11, 2019
The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live tone toys.
Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

November 27, 2019
The bluesy psych-rock trio shows off its souped-up import axes, pricier amps, and carefully planned pedal playgrounds.
Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

November 21, 2019
From rocking garages to filling arenas, Dan Auerbach’s gear has always been odd and eccentric. Still keeping it weird, he spotlights axes from a teenage hero, a custom build influenced by an industry master, and a token of his success in the shape of a Holy Grail Gibson.
Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

November 13, 2019
The acoustic alchemist shares the secrets to his massive, multi-dimensional tones.
Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
Rig Rundown: King Crimson's Robert Fripp

Rig Rundown: King Crimson's Robert Fripp

October 30, 2019
The veteran prog-rock hero continues his fearless forays into the future with a tubeless setup heavy on digital effects and MIDI capabilities that give him ultimate control.
Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!
Rig Rundown: Samantha Fish [2019]

Rig Rundown: Samantha Fish [2019]

October 16, 2019
The rising blues guitar star demos her No. 1 SG with her expanded pedalboard, and goes deep with her workhorse Jaguars, Stogie Blues cigar box, Delaney 512, Taylor acoustic, and Category 5 amps.