June 2020

Animals as Leaders

ARTICLES

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Fishman Introduces the Fluence Javier Reyes Signature 6-,7-, and 8-String Pickup Sets

February 26, 2020
The new collaboration with the prog-metal virtuoso provides three distinct voices for both the bridge and neck pickups.
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First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
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NAMM '18 - Abasi Guitars 2018 Guitar & Bass Prototypes

February 6, 2018
Listen in as Tosin Abasi and luthier Frank Falbo walk through the inspiration and plans for their ergonomic line of guitars and basses.
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Animals as Leaders: 16 Strings vs. the World

January 16, 2017
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes reveal how, for the first time, they bypassed outside producers and collaborators to write, track, and mix their new album as a band.
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ESP Guitars Unveils New Signature Models

December 31, 2014
Guitarists Gary Holt, Javier Reyes, and bassist Bunny Brunel get new models.
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Animals as Leaders: Always in Motion

May 1, 2014
Prog-metal titans Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes dissect their most boundary-breaking release to date.
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes [2013]

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

Animals as Leaders: A Different Breed

January 10, 2012
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes—Animals as Leaders’ jaw-dropping dualguitar team—live up to their name and create a new progressive-rock beast by cross-breeding jazz, classical, and metal techniques in a way that simultaneously blows your mind and defies the genre’s stereotypes.
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