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Rig Rundown: Tori Ruffin

Rig Rundown: Tori Ruffin

January 20, 2021
Morris Day and the Time’s lead axeman gets funky with Prince-influenced Schecters, JCM900s, and stomps that range from simple to sophisticated.
Rig Rundown: Panic! at the Disco’s Nicole Row

Rig Rundown: Panic! at the Disco’s Nicole Row

January 13, 2021
Funky custom Js and punchy Ps help this low-end maven earn gigs and nail tones from Motown to Miley and all points in between.
Rig Rundown: Be Well’s Mike Schleibaum

Rig Rundown: Be Well’s Mike Schleibaum

January 6, 2021
Darkest Hour's cofounding guitarist details his brand-new signature ESP V and offers up sound secrets gleaned from producer/singer Brian McTernan.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2020

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2020

January 1, 2021
COVID-19 shut down tours, but it didn't stop our gear envy. The most-watched episodes include YouTuber Rick Beato, Nashville session ace Tom Bukovac, Intervals' Aaron Marshall, Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson, and others.
Rig Rundown: Here Lies Man

Rig Rundown: Here Lies Man

December 30, 2020
Les Pauls, high-headroom British brawlers, and pulverizing pedals push Marcos Garcia into the Masters of Reality Iommi-sphere.
Rig Rundown: Chris Kies' Top 10

Rig Rundown: Chris Kies' Top 10

December 23, 2020
The videographer behind our very first Rundown recounts meeting Brian May, being wowed by Morello, going deaf with Sleep, and more.
Rig Rundown: Thelma and the Sleaze

Rig Rundown: Thelma and the Sleaze

December 16, 2020
Punk-rock riffin’, patriarchy-smashin’, struttin’ shredder LG introduces us to her custom axes—a "Fancy" SG & skateboard Tele—and fave signal agitators.
Rig Rundown: Touché Amoré

Rig Rundown: Touché Amoré

December 9, 2020
See how Clayton Stevens fuses stinging single-coils, subtle atmospherics, and a tour-tested signature drive to generate his post-hardcore clang.
Rig Rundown: Big Business

Rig Rundown: Big Business

December 2, 2020
Four strings, a stack of Sunns, and plentiful pedals allow Jared Warren enough viciousness and volume for bass and guitar.
Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

November 25, 2020
The atmospheric shred instrumentalist shows us his unusual mix of modern gear and not one but two killer vintage axes.
Rig Rundown: Strike Anywhere

Rig Rundown: Strike Anywhere

November 18, 2020
Matt Smith’s setup might appear frail, but his disheveled ’82 SG and a half-powered JCM800 ignites a powder keg of melodic hardcore.
Rig Rundown: Spirit Adrift

Rig Rundown: Spirit Adrift

November 11, 2020
Nate Garrett's mystical brand of metal mixes morose modulation with nods to EVH and James Hetfield.
Rig Rundown: Djunah

Rig Rundown: Djunah

November 4, 2020
Tap-dancing, noise-rocking Donna Diane conjures lightning and thunder by layering her Kurt Ballou-designed Craftsman guitar over a Moog Minitaur bass synth.
Rig Rundown: Charlie Parra Del Riego

Rig Rundown: Charlie Parra Del Riego

October 28, 2020
Capcom and Kramer both wanted a piece of this South American shredder and mash-up master. Travel below the equator to see his studio setup.
Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Blues-Rock Pedalboards

October 19, 2020
See how Doyle Bramhall II maximizes his stompbox real estate, firebrand Eric Gales adds bling to his setup, Jonny Lang upgrades to “spaceship” lighting, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish can’t let go of irreplaceable favorites.
Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

Rig Rundown: Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson

October 14, 2020
“Strangled cat" and "glassy Jonny Greenwood” are just two attitudes the former Beck and Shins sidewoman engages in her band’s adventurous indie-rock.
Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

Rig Rundown: Division of Laura Lee

October 7, 2020
Swedish post-hardcore guitarists Per Stålberg and Viktor Lager show off gear inspired by heroes J Mascis, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Drive Like Jehu, and … Ace Frehley.
Rig Rundown: Unearth's Ken Susi

Rig Rundown: Unearth's Ken Susi

September 30, 2020
Go inside his impressive tone bunker, fortified with silver 7-string ESP sig models, 21st-century Fishman pickups, and stacks of 5150 and JCM800 disciples.
Rig Rundown: Perry Bean's Top 10

Rig Rundown: Perry Bean's Top 10

September 23, 2020
PG's chief videographer recalls highlights from 7+ years on the job, including pinch-me hangs with Bad Religion, Jason Isbell, Propagandhi, Power Trip, and others.