Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails detail their high-tech rigs that include a formidable army of custom axes, sophisticated wireless MIDI and digital presets paired with analog effects, all streamlined to help them create intricate, scorching industrial rock soundscapes.
Reverend guitars have become Robin Finck’s go-to 6-strings in the past year. This wine red flame-maple Sensei has Joe Naylor Railhammer pickups, a bass contour for molding pickup voice, and a stoptail bridge.
Robin Finck’s favorite Reverend model is the Charger with Humcutter pickups, a bass contour, and stoptail bridge. This is Finck’s No. 1 personal guitar, which he plays in the hotel, dressing room, and on the bus. He has a gray version at home.
Alessandro Cortini has played synthesizers with NIN in the past, but on this tour he’s playing both guitar and bass. Cortini plays in two tunings during the current NIN set: standard and drop D. His main bass in standard is a custom Telemaster bass, which is the first one Fender has ever built. It has Jazz and Precision pickups and a unique blue relic finish.