January 2019

Bassists

ARTICLES

Listen to Dream Theater's "Fall Into the Light"

January 11, 2019
The second new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019.
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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.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

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

November 21, 2018
Sure, collectible gear can be important to rock stars, but for this mayhem-filled gig, Paul Wiley and Juan Alderete opt for loudness and durability.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces First Tour Dates of 2019

November 19, 2018
Their opening run of dates includes multiple shows in Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, and Washington, DC.
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Iron Maiden Announces 2019 Tour

November 9, 2018
The setlist will feature rarities such as "Flight Of Icarus," "Sign Of The Cross," and "The Clansman."
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Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
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MonoNeon: 21st-Century Dada

October 30, 2018
The minimalist, readymade, multicolored world of bassist Dywane Thomas Jr.
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Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
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Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
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Greta Van Fleet Announces 2019 Tour Dates

October 10, 2018
The world tour hits Europe, North America, and for the first time, Australia.
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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

October 9, 2018
Def Leppard, MC5, Radiohead, and Rage Against the Machine and among the artists that are up for induction.
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King's X to Release New Album in 2019

October 8, 2018
It will be the group's first album of new material since 2008's XV.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

September 28, 2018
We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup that includes Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
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Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

September 12, 2018
A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.
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Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

August 29, 2018
The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.
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Skating Polly’s Sister Power

August 3, 2018
With their own literal rulebook, a gnarly sounding Fender Duo-Sonic, and a 3-string bass, siblings Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo blend pop hooks and punk grit on their new album, The Make It All Show.
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