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Rig Rundown - Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Duane Betts

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Article and photos: http://bit.ly/DawesRR PG’s John Bohlinger hung with Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Duane Betts of Dawes before their April 2016 gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. With Gelber’s self-made basses, Goldsmith’s classic axes, and Betts’ historic hand-me-downs, Dawes show that simplicity get’s it done. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith has an old-school approach to tone. Taylor Goldsmith’s No. 1 is this Telecaster made from old Fender parts including some vintage ’70s Fender pickups. Wylie Gelber comes from one of those build-it-yourself families, so it only makes sense that he and his father constructed a pair of 4-strings that he uses on the road and in the studio. His No. 1 is this Model III which features a 1960s Gibson mini humbucker in the bridge and a ’70s-era Gibson Ripper pickup in the neck. The body was carved out of two pieces of 40-year-old alder. The neck is from a ’70s Gibson Grabber with a reshaped headstock. Gelber keeps it strung up with D'Aquisto flatwound strings (.050-.105). Duane Betts was born into rock ’n’ roll royalty, which has some benefits when it comes to gear. Betts’ main touring guitar is his Gibson Les Paul Dickey Betts signature model, which was a gift from his legendary father. To continue learning about the band's gear, visit: http://bit.ly/DawesRR