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Rig Rundown: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Rig Rundown: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

September 11, 2019
The 20-year-old blues phenom shares his straight-ahead approach to fiery blues-rock tones.
Rig Rundown: Baroness [2019]

Rig Rundown: Baroness [2019]

September 4, 2019
Frontman John Baizley and former Cirque du Soleil shredder Gina Gleason explain the atmospheric metal outfit’s switch to single-coils—and how a fuzz pedal first brought them together.
Rig Rundown: Covet's Yvette Young

Rig Rundown: Covet's Yvette Young

August 28, 2019
The "adventure rock" outfit's frontwoman demos both her classical-piano-inspired fretboard approach and her favorite modulation pedals.
Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind [2019]

Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind [2019]

August 21, 2019
Irishman Kryz Reid details additions to his Star Wars family of guitars and why he went from vintage to digital, while Stephan Jenkins’ tech explains why price tags don't matter.
Rig Rundown: Greg Koch

Rig Rundown: Greg Koch

August 14, 2019
The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.
Rig Rundown: Billy Strings

Rig Rundown: Billy Strings

August 7, 2019
Hear how the bluegrass-blazin’, death-metal-rooted wiz twists the traditional music of Kentucky toward the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco.
Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

July 31, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model and an ultraportable plug-and-play rig, the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her new solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
Rig Rundown: Sleep

Rig Rundown: Sleep

July 24, 2019
The sultan of sludge illustrates that his first band is a shuttle for sonic exploration launching into orbit on the backs of triple-humbucker guitars, a sierra of Oranges, and two boards the size of Cape Canaveral.
Rig Rundown: Cherry Glazerr

Rig Rundown: Cherry Glazerr

July 17, 2019
Grunge songstress Clementine Creevy hits us with the barrage of drives she uses for her band's lo-fi garage sound.
Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

July 10, 2019
The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.
Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
Rig Rundown: Arielle

Rig Rundown: Arielle

June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic-folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
Rig Rundown: Architects

Rig Rundown: Architects

June 12, 2019
Check out the digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups the U.K. metalcore warriors use to ignite mosh pits across the globe.
Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

May 29, 2019
Take a look at how Kristian Matsson, one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters, crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.