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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

Rig Rundown - Judas Priest

Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.

As Ian Hill’s tech Stig says, “Real British metal uses glowing tubes and big transformers.” That being the case, Hill runs a SWR SM-1500 amplifier with two SM-900 heads as backups. The amp feeds two SWR Triad cabinets with a third as a spare. A post-EQ DI is taken out the back of the amp.