Rig Rundown: mewithoutYou

Post-hardcore guitar assassins Michael Weiss and Brandon Beaver talk tone tools with PG’s Perry Bean.

Rig Rundown: Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky

Find out how the shred cat avoids using a sketchy whammy bar by ingeniously implementing two handy stomps.

Rig Rundown: The Afghan Whigs

Watch how the alt-rock pioneer’s front line use a pile of pedals to dish out some rough-and-tumble tones.

Rig Rundown: The Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson & Marc Ford

The reunited duo share stories behind some of their favorite axes, and demonstrate how they craft their rootsy twin-guitar attack.

Rig Rundown – Joe Robinson

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Rig Rundown – Keller Williams

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…

Rig Rundown – Dweezil Zappa

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…

Rig Rundown – Lamb of God

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…