April 2019

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Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

April 17, 2019
The self-confessed reluctant guitarist shows off the vintage Teles and signature combos that power his bayou blues.
Rig Rundown: Hozier

Rig Rundown: Hozier

April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews [2019]

Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews [2019]

April 3, 2019
The sonic sorcerer shows us how he builds walls of textures with an Axe-Fx III and his new signature Electrical Guitar Company offset.
Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We catch up with the sons of Southern-rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—just before the official launch of their new Allman Betts Band project.
Rig Rundown: The Struts

Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
Pro Pedalboards 2019

Pro Pedalboards 2019

February 5, 2019
From minimalist to monolithic: 16 boards from across the stylistic spectrum that wowed us during our last year of Rig Rundowns.
Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
Rig Rundown: Emma Ruth Rundle

Rig Rundown: Emma Ruth Rundle

January 16, 2019
The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.
Rig Rundown: Manchester Orchestra

Rig Rundown: Manchester Orchestra

January 9, 2019
Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.
Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

Rig Rundown: Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart

January 2, 2019
The Willy Wonka of guitar uses a forgotten Squier, a long-lusted-after Jazzmaster, and a heap of misfit and boutique stomps to warp the instrument into the 21st century.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

December 26, 2018
Based on your eyeballs, here are the most-watched episodes of the year.
Rig Rundown: Saves the Day

Rig Rundown: Saves the Day

December 19, 2018
Watch how bassist Rodrigo Palma uses a simplistic, time-tested combination of Fender plus Ampeg, while guitarist Arun Bali employs a collection of classic guitars and stacks a hearty amount of fuzz pedals to color their brand of post-pop punk.
Rig Rundown: KT Tunstall

Rig Rundown: KT Tunstall

December 12, 2018
The charming Scottish singer-songwriter walks us through her intricate pedalboard and wows us with her ingenious, seemingly effortless looping skills.
Rig Rundown: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Rig Rundown: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

December 5, 2018
Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.