Purchased at a dodgy gas station years ago, this 1997 Gibson SG has been Chris Hannah’s No. 1 for over a decade. Hannah modded the SG with a mystery pickup in the neck position (perhaps a Bare Knuckle) and a Bare Knuckle Alnico NailBomb at the bridge. He also added an EverTune bridge for tuning stability. Strung with Ernie Ball .011–.052 sets, the SG stays tuned down a half-step with the low string dropped to C#. For picks, Hannah uses “those yellow ones,” which PG thinks are Dunlop .73 mm Tortex Standards.
Although Hago has several whammy bar-equipped guitars at home in Florida, she tours with her 1997 Gibson SG. It’s loaded with a Bare Knuckle Alnico NailBomb humbucker in the bridge position and sports an EverTune bridge. Hago strings her SG with Ernie Ball .010–.046 sets.
With the exception of a brief romance with Music Man basses, for most of his career Todd Kowalski has played an Ibanez Sound Gear SR 1500 strung with Ernie Ball .045–.105 sets. He has more expensive basses, but none that he likes as much as the SR 1500.