Guitarists Devin Holt and Brett Campbell and bassist Joe Rowland spent over 30 minutes before their gig at Nashville’s Basement East to detail the equipment that allows them to blend doom, metal, and prog into one symbiotic, crushing sound.
Guitarist Devin Holt has been a longtime ESP player, but has spent most of his time on the brand’s Mustaine DV8 models. However, as the band’s sound has progressed, Holt needed a 7th string and a baritone scale so he now relies on this ESP Alex Wade AW-7B Signature. It’s nearly stock aside from the fact that Holt put in a set of custom Avedissian pickups that are modeled after the Gibson Classic ’57s.
Bassist/vocalist Joe Rowland has been playing Fender Ps for as long as he can remember. This particular one is his latest gear acquisition—a 2017 Fender American Professional Precision bass. The only change he’s made to the instrument thus far was swapping out the stock pickups for a set of custom-wound Avedissian P pickups and requested that they be voiced close to John Wetton’s tone on King Crimson’s Red.
Vocalist/guitarist Brett Campbell has had this PRS S2 Vela for a few years and it’s been his main ride for most of that time. While it is not a baritone, he lowers it all the way into drop-A tuning (A–E–A–D–F#–B).