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Knocked Loose guitarists Isaac Hale and Nicko Calderon unravel gear in rig rundown video

Rig Rundown

Isaac Hale and Nicko Calderon, the guitarists of Knocked Loose, recently showcased their updated arsenal of gear in an interview at Nashville's Marathon Music Works on the Premier Guitar Youtube channel

The custom 7-string Ibanez guitars wielded by the duo, including the Ibanez Iron Label Iceman ICTB721 and Prestige AZ24047, form the core of their sound. Hale discussed the transition from tube amps and pedalboards to utilizing the Quad Cortex units and MIDI switching, while Calderon shared insights about integrating the extra low-B string into his playing style.

The comprehensive rig includes Seymour Duncan Nazgul high-output bridge 7-string humbucker pickups, Neural DSP Quad Cortex processing units, Electro-Harmonix Freeze pedals, Seymour Duncan PowerStage 200 amplifiers, Orange PPC412-C 4x12" cabinets loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, Shure GLXD16+ digital wireless guitar pedal systems, Radial ProDI 1-channel passive instrument direct boxes, and D'Addario NYXL1164 nickel wound electric guitar strings designed specifically for 7-string guitars.

The full list of gear is listed below.

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If hell had a guitar tone, it'd be what Knocked Loose's Isaac Hale and Nicko Calderon conjure up from their Ibanez 7-string beasts. The band's mission since day one has been to pummel listeners with the most-extreme form of hardcore music. The past decade they've throttled through all limits making each break down, each riff, each scream, and each performance outdone by the next. A more recent (and seemingly) conflicting goal has been to infect the mainstream with their brutality. Their brand-new third album, You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To paired them with pop producer Drew Fulk (Kevin Gates, NLE Choppa, Disturbed, Lil Wayne), the last two years they've played Coachella and Bonnaroo, in 2022 they partnered with hip-hop duo $uicideboy$ for a sold-out tour, and they were just announced as direct support for Slipknot's 25th anniversary tour. Both goals are being accomplished as their sound has never been more punishing or popular.

Before Knocked Loose's sold-out show at Nashville's Marathon Music Works, guitarists Isaac Hale and Nick Calderon invited PG's Perry Bean onstage for a fresh conversation about their updated mercenary squad. During our time with the Hale and Calderon, we learn about their custom 7-string Ibanez doom brooms, Hale explains moving on from tube amps and pedalboards to Quad Cortex units and MIDI switching, and Calderon details finding his place in the band and adjusting to an extra low-B string.

Shop for the gear Knocked Loose uses at the Guitar Center, Seymour Duncan, Pro Audio Star, and Musician's Friend links below so we can earn a few pennies on the referral. If you're more of the Sweetwater type, head over to the Premier Guitar Youtube channel and click the links there.

Ibanez Iron Label Iceman ICTB721 -
Ibanez Prestige AZ24047 Electric Guitar -
Seymour Duncan Nazgul High Output Bridge 7-string Humbucker Pickup -
Neural DSP Quad Cortex -
Electro-Harmonix Freeze -
Seymour Duncan PowerStage 200 -
Orange PPC412-C - 240-watt 4x12" Straight Cabinet -
Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers -
Shure GLXD16+ Digital Wireless Guitar Pedal System -
Radial ProDI 1-Channel Passive Instrument Direct Box -
D'Addario NYXL1164 NYXL Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings -.011-.064 Regular Light, 7-String -

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