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Fredrik Thordendal,Mårten Hagström,Rebecca Dirks: Rebecca gets Meshuggah’s Rig Rundown

        [youtube]oAFJmgA2G5E[/youtube] Premier Guitar (http://www.premierguitar.com) is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Mårten Hagström, & bassist Dick Lövgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member u ...

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Rig Rundown – Joe Robinson

[youtube]vO9CHk5AEMg[/youtube] Guitars During this run, Robinson brought out three guitars–a Fender Strat, a Fender Jazzmaster, and a Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. The Strat was the first guitar Robinson bought for himself when he was around 14. He recently put a new neck on it–afters years of truss rod misuse when he was younger–and installed Mick Brierley pickups. The Gretsch is entirely sto ...

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Rig Rundown – Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever

[youtube]R1uj5N-5oic[/youtube] Claudio Sanchez' Guitars Claudio prefers Gibson Explorers, and his number one is a 1980 Gibson E2 Explorer (left). It has a Bare Knuckle Nailbomb in the bridge and stock neck pickup. The finish is sanded off the neck for speed, the electronics are upgraded with sealed pots, and the headstock has been broken and fixed. His second, most-used Explorer is a 2005 '76 Reissue with a ...

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Rig Rundown – Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Chris Cornell, and Ben Shepherd

[youtube]uEl7u9Z3lK0[/youtube] Kim Thayil's Guitars Kim's main guitar is a black '90s reissue Guild S-100 (left) that he's had since the early '90s. He prefers this model because of the distance between the tailpiece and bridge, as he plays and bends strings behind the bridge. The neck on the guitar is a little thicker than an SG, and everything is stock on the guitar. He uses GHS .009 - .046 strings with l ...

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Rig Rundown – Keller Williams

[youtube]AO9Rqf_GC4k[/youtube] Guitars Keller's main workhorse is a Martin HD-28(L) from the early 2000s. It has "the low end of a beast" and is plugged direct into the PA. He also has another HD-28 that is used for more experimental purposes–such as adding a synth pickup or even cutting it in half. The thin-bodied guitar on the right caught Keller's eye online for $180 on Amazon when it was described as an ...

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Rig Rundown – Dweezil Zappa

[youtube]Rvok4jEH4hE[/youtube] Guitars For the single-coil tones, Dweezil brings out a mostly stock Eric Johnson signature Strat. In order to quickly move to an acoustic sound, Dweezil installed a bridge with a piezo pickup. He's also playing a prototype of a (hopefully) forthcoming signature model from Gibson. Based off of Frank Zappa's "Roxy"-era SG, it sports a white headstock, a series/parallel switch, ...

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Rig Rundown – Lamb of God

[youtube]tCCvVblnCKI[/youtube] Guitars Guitarist Mark Morton plays his Signature Jackson Dominion models. This particular guitar (left) features a prototype "White Boy" finish and binding that will be available for shredders in 2013 (along with additional finishes/colors). The 24.75" scale length Jackson also is equipped with Morton's Signature DiMarzio Dominion pickups, which will come loaded in both of Mo ...

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Rig Rundown – Sevendust’s Clint Lowery – YouTube

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgl4RiTO0eM[/youtube] PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Texas where he chats gear with Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls Bruce Lee. For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa Boogie Mar ...

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