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Billy Gibbons

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Question and Obsession: Hand-Me-Downs

April 18, 2019
Tyler Bryant discusses the guitar Billy Gibbons gave him, a PG reader explains how he came to own Steve Morse’s prototype, and more.
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NAMM '19 - MXR | Dunlop | Way Huge Dookie Drive, Billy Gibbons Siete Santos Octavio Fuzz, Supa Lead

January 25, 2019
Listen to signature pedals for the famed ZZ Top guitarist and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong , as well as a British-sounding dirt box.
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Seymour Duncan Introduces the Billy Gibbons Red Devil Pickups

September 14, 2018
Sizzling-hot Texas tone for Strat-style single coil guitars—so good you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
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Stomp Stations of the Stars

February 23, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at eight of the most remarkable pedal collections we’ve seen in quite some time.
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Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

February 6, 2016
Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.
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Babicz Releases the BFG Tele Humbucker Bridge

January 6, 2016
Billy Gibbons teamed up with Babicz to create a bridge that can be strung up both from the back (à la BFG) or through the body of the guitar.
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Billy Gibbons: Havana Meets Houston

October 27, 2015
ZZ Top’s guitar wizard honors his childhood roots on Perfectamundo—his first solo record ever—with a mix of Afro-Cuban beats, rumbling Hammond B-3, and plenty of gritty, greasy, growling guitar.
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Gibson Unveils the Billy Gibbons Ultimate SG

October 20, 2015
The instrument is part of an exclusive arrangement with Neiman Marcus.
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Musikmesse '14 - Gibson Custom Shop Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop & Collector's Choice '60 Les Paul Demos

April 18, 2014
See and hear two new LP creations—one based on a vintage holy grail and a new signature model for the ZZ Top 6-stringer.
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Gibson Introduces the Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop

February 20, 2014
The Goldtop sports a neck profile measured precisely from the Rev’s own Les Paul.
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ZZ Top Gear Gallery

November 19, 2013
Guitarist Billy Gibbons’ and bassist Dusty Hill’s toys can be summed up by three Bs: bold, Bolin-made, and because they said so.
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108 Rock Star Guitars

October 25, 2013
Photographer Lisa S. Johnson captures the story behind rock’s most iconic axes owned by Page, Beck, Gibbons, and others—with commentary from the guitarists themselves.
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Rig Rundown - Billy F. Gibbons - ZZ Top

June 7, 2011
Rebecca Dirks is On Location with Elwood Francis, guitar tech for Billy F. Gibbons to check out Billy's live rig. See the Gretsches and Les Pauls, check out the detailed settings on Billy's Marshal JMP-1s, and learn what strings, picks, and slides Reverend Willy G. uses night after night.
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